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Pasture quality data collection for the greenhouse gas inventory

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RFx ID : 19296440
Tender Name : Pasture quality data collection for the greenhouse gas inventory
Reference # : 405717
Open Date : Tuesday, 5 December 2017 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 17 January 2018 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 81171600 - Ecological science services
  • 81171700 - Botanical science services
  • 81171800 - Agricultural science services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Angela Evans
04 830 1509
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

This project is for a programme of fieldwork to collect pasture quality samples to inform New Zealand’s agriculture greenhouse gas inventory.

National estimates of pasture quality (metabolisable energy and nitrogen) underpin the methane and nitrous oxide estimates that make up the vast majority of New Zealand’s agricultural emissions. However, some farm types and regions are not well represented in this data set. This project is for a programme of fieldwork to collect pasture quality data to improve this data set, targeting areas and farm types identified as undersampled in a current project, 405378 A framework for national pasture quality data.

The successful contractor will develop and undertake a programme of pasture sampling across the country. The programme will be developed in accordance with the national framework developed from the previous project.

MPI does not need:

• analysis of existing pasture quality data
• estimates of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions – this is a well-established, separate process