Published date: 20 October 2015

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 4 December 2015

Contract summary


  • Unmanned aerial vehicles - 35613000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£200,000 to £225,000

Procurement reference


Published date

20 October 2015

Closing date

4 December 2015

Contract start date

31 December 2015

Contract end date

31 January 2016

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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BAS is a component of NERC. Based in Cambridge, United Kingdom, it has, for over 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent. BAS provides a focus for national and international co-operation in polar science, and access for scientists to the Polar Regions. BAS delivers and co-ordinates major research programmes, including those requiring significant technology or infrastructure. It exploits research outcomes, engages with the public, provides expert independent advice to the British Government and other stakeholders, and helps to discharge the UK's responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty System and to administer British Antarctic Territory.
UAV and remotely piloted air systems are being used worldwide as platforms for monitoring of the environment and collection of scientific data. Using UAS at BAS means previously unachievable science measurements can be done and logistics can be made more efficient due UAS operational characteristics. The flexibility and availability of an UAS enables repeat or more frequent measurements where a single mission would have had to suffice in the past or carried out at the non-perfect time. UAS create a scalable infrastructure to carry out airborne survey, this is in line with NERCs scalable infrastructure vision.

More information

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Award information

Awarded date

15 March 2016

Contract start date

15 March 2016

Contract end date

15 March 2017

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

UAVE Limited


Tudor Hall,
SA44 6BZ



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About the buyer

Contact name

Allan Norman


North Star House
North Star Avenue


01793 867417