Terrestrial Surveillance Development and Analysis
Invitation to tender: Reference A22-0382-1654
Background to Project
The Terrestrial Surveillance Development and Analysis (TSDA) project aims to deliver cross-scheme development and analysis functions across a wide range of current and future terrestrial (including freshwater) biodiversity surveillance schemes in the UK.
Work undertaken will align to a five-year strategy developed by the successful tenderer(s) and JNCC working together in partnership, aiming to improve outcomes, quality of analytical products, and utility of surveillance schemes (including wider biological recording) through development, implementation and evaluation of solutions. This is in recognition that most schemes face common problems, such as ensuring adequate geographic coverage, developing effective data management systems, and data interpretation. Importantly, cross-scheme analytical products are required in order to provide strong evidence-based advice to policymakers regarding the status of biodiversity and impacts of pressures and interventions.
In addition to providing developmental advice and analytical products, the project should aim to facilitate an increase in volunteer participation in biodiversity monitoring, both from the point of view of increasing coverage as well as inclusivity.
What to do next
Potential bidders are invited to download the following documents and complete the acceptance form of our terms and conditions attached to the invitation to tender (ITT).
- Date for return of tender: Wednesday 15 June 2022 @ 09:00 hours
- Proposed start date: September 2022
- Proposed end date: August 2027