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|2016 0069 OVERSEER Guidance for Regional Councils (Phase II)
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|Friday, 14 August 2015 8:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
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|Friday, 4 September 2015 10:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
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|Request for Proposals (RFP)
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|Sole Agency [?]
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OVERSEER Guidance for Regional Councils
This request for proposals (RFP) is for the development of guidance material on the appropriate use of OVERSEER® Nutrient Budgets (OVERSEER) by regional councils.
Background and aims
This work is part of the OVERSEER Guidance for Regional Councils Project, which is being run by regional councils and central government. The project was initiated in response to an identified need for regional councils to understand OVERSEER’s capabilities and limitations, and therefore how it can appropriately be used in Regional Plans.
All regional councils are now obligated to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM), notably its directive to set and manage within water quality limits. The combination of diffuse nutrient environmental impacts and policy pressure has raised expectations around using OVERSEER as a tool in the setting of nutrient limits, for monitoring and compliance, and to support decision making by farmers. These expectations need to be informed by the actual capabilities and limitations of OVERSEER, combined with recent council experience in using the model.
The project therefore aims to produce nationally consistent guidance on the appropriate ways regional councils can use OVERSEER, informed by the model’s capabilities and limitations, and the policy setting.
This is Phase 2 of the project. Phase 1 has two parts. Firstly we are taking stock of current regional council practice regarding OVERSEER, challenges faced and council priorities for guidance. This will be completed by 31 July, and learnings will feed into Phase 2. Secondly, we are producing a technical description of OVERSEER written for a regional council audience, which will be completed by 21 September 2015.
This tender has been awarded.