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Review of Hawke's Bay Regional Council Monitoring Networks

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RFx ID : 18674928
Tender Name : Review of Hawke's Bay Regional Council Monitoring Networks
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 19 May 2017 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 9 June 2017 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit :
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 77101700 - Environmental advisory services
  • 77101800 - Environmental auditing
  • 77102000 - Environmental reporting services
  • 77121500 - Air pollution
  • 77121600 - Soil pollution
  • 77121700 - Water pollution
  • 81102600 - Sampling services
  • 81151500 - Meteorology
  • 81151700 - Geology
  • 81151800 - Oceanography and hydrology
  • 81151900 - Geophysics
Regions:
  • Hawke's Bay
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Peter Davis
Peter@hbrc.govt.nz
06 8338059
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council operates an environmental monitoring network for the following attributes:
1) Weather and climate
2) River stage and flows
3) Groundwater levels
4) Groundwater quality
5) Coastal water quality
6) Recreational water quality
7) Surface water quality and freshwater ecology
8) Land and wetland science parameters
9) Soil quality
10) Air quality

A review of the of the HBRC environmental monitoring network is required to ensure it is fit for purpose, while optimising expenditure to provide best value for money.

The review will proceed in 2 parts:

Part 1 will deal with the HBRC environmental monitoring network:
1) Summarise the existing HBRC environmental monitoring network purposes and identify additional purposes for the environmental monitoring network. Scenarios for changes in resource management or other matters that may modify the network purposes in the next 10 years must be identified.
2) Produce an optimal design for the core HBRC-managed environmental monitoring network to meet the network purposes.
3) Identify the relative benefits and absolute costs associated with any proposed changes to the existing network.

Part 2 will deal with the potential for use of non-HBRC monitoring data:
4) Consider whether there are potential benefits from including alternative sources of environmental monitoring information.
5) The costs associated with managing and providing these alternative sources must be identified.

HBRC are prepared to consider a range of methodologies for the assessments. The proposal should include a detailed description of the intended methodology and clearly identify how it will achieve the project objectives.

The output from this review will be a report including the methodology used, assumptions, results and limitations.