Published date: 9 August 2023

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 30 August 2023, 4pm

Contract summary


  • Environmental services - 90700000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

9 August 2023

Closing date

30 August 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

25 September 2023

Contract end date

1 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Invitation to Tender: Reference C23-0445-1788
Contract Title: Severe Weather Monitoring Contract

Background to Project

The Severe Weather scheme is designed to help with conservation of waterbirds (ducks, geese, waders). During prolonged periods of severe weather waterbirds struggle to feed as the ground becomes hard, or snow covered, and they have less energy to deal with any disturbance. The scheme was designed to manage the disturbance caused by waterfowl shooting during prolonged periods of severe weather, but, increasingly, also has a role in minimising disturbance from other recreational activities such as bird ringing, walking, water-based recreation etc. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act Section 2 (6) the relevant Secretary of State(s) has power to impose a temporary close season of waterbird shooting during 'prolonged severe weather'. The Severe Weather scheme provides an agreed process as to what qualifies as 'prolonged severe weather'. This scheme covers GB, with England and Wales being dealt with together as a single management unit, separately from Scotland. For more background information please see

This ITT is for the gathering and provision of severe weather data to partners to inform decisions on voluntary restraint of shooting and other disturbances and statutory suspensions of shooting between 7th November 2023 and 20th February 2024.

Next Steps
If interested in this project 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 letter (ITT).
• Invitation to Tender letter (ITT) - Proforma Form to be completed
• Annex A
• Instructions for Tenderers (submission of bids) PS4a
• JNCC General terms and conditions
• JNCC Quality Assurance Policy
• PS12 rates for contractors
• Conflict of Interest


• Date for return of tender: 30 August 2023 @ 16:00 hours
• Proposed start date: 25 September 2023
• Proposed end date: 1 March 2024

About the buyer


2 East Station Road,Fletton Quays


01733 562626