Published date: 6 May 2021

This notice was replaced on 19 July 2021

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Awarded contract (published 19 July 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

  • Marine conservation strategy planning - 90712300

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 May 2021

Closing date

27 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

28 June 2021

Contract end date

26 November 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Natural England is seeking to procure a Contractor to provide up to date, evidence-based, auditable, and transparent assessments of the sensitivity of a range of seabird species to a range of pressures.
These sensitivity scores will subsequently be used, in combination with assessments of each species' exposure to those pressures and/or the activities which cause them, to assess the vulnerability of each species to those pressures and activities in England. These vulnerability assessments will be used in the development of an English Seabird Conservation Strategy (ESCS). The ESCS will assess the efficacy of existing measures in managing impacts from the activities causing pressures to which species are vulnerable, and will identify actions to address pressures which are considered not to be adequately addressed by existing measures.

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