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LUCAS 2017 and 2018 Deforestation Monitoring

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RFx ID : 21863101
Tender Name : LUCAS 2017 and 2018 Deforestation Monitoring
Reference # : 1051-01-RFP
Open Date : Wednesday, 30 October 2019 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Monday, 25 November 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Procurement & Contracting
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 21000000 - Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Machinery and Accessories
  • 70000000 - Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Erin Oldfield
procurement@mfe.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

IMPORTANT
All questions must be submitted electronically by 1:00pm, 08/11/2019 and all Proposals must be submitted electronically by 12:00pm (noon), 25/11/2019 via the GETS eTender box function. Please refer to the RFP document for information. If any issues arise with uploading your proposal please contact The Ministry for the Environment immediately.

The Ministry for the Environment (the Ministry) is seeking proposals to field check areas of forest loss to assist with determining whether deforestation has occurred at each site. The Ministry will provide these target areas of forest loss. A draft set is included with this RFP as a separate file. Images of each area of forest loss are required to provide evidence of the current land use. This could include evidence of replanting (ongoing forestry land use) or evidence of conversion to another land use like grazing or settlement (deforestation). In some cases, the future land use intention may be unclear.

The Land Use Carbon Analysis System (LUCAS) is used for reporting on the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector in NZ’s annual national greenhouse gas inventory report. LUCAS uses a combination of multispectral satellite imagery-based mapping and ground-based forest measurements to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions and removals occurring in this sector.

The Ministry is looking for credible providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver imagery products over forest loss areas. They need to have a good understanding of the forestry sector and land management practices associated with harvesting, replanting and deforestation. They also need to be able provide a cost-effective solution which does not exceed a total price of $300,000 and must be able to supply all deliverables by 30 June 2020.