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LUCAS planted forest plot field audit


RFx ID : 24117710
Tender Name : LUCAS planted forest plot field audit
Reference # : 1103-01-ROI
Open Date : Monday, 22 March 2021 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 19 April 2021 8:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : Procurement & Contracting
Tender Type : Registration of Interest (ROI)
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
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Procurement
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IMPORTANT - All questions must be submitted electronically by 1:00pm, 07/04/2021 and all Proposals must be submitted electronically by 8:00am 19/04/2021 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 work required for the LUCAS Planted Forest Plot Network Field Audit 2021 to 2030 involves the audit of the of field-based permanent sample plot data collected across the national LUCAS plot network. The audit will run in parallel with the inventory and will occur over a ten year period starting in July 2021 covering two full inventory measurements cycles of five years each. This work contributes directly to New Zealand’s reporting requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This procurement relates to the delivery of the field audit which runs parallel to the planted forest inventory field measurements feeding into the Land-Use, Land Use Change and Forestry chapters of New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas National Inventory Report. Measurement of the planted forest estate (both pre-1990 and post-1989 forests) has been running as a continuous inventory since 2016. The incumbent supplier has performed the services well however, in accordance with the Government Procurement Rules, we are offering this long term opportunity to the market. Going forward we will continue to run a continuous inventory with annual field measurements and parallel audits to ensure accurate estimates of carbon stocks and carbon stock changes across New Zealand’s planted forest estate.