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Assessment to Enhance Vessel Biofouling Risk Profiling


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RFx ID : 21233788
Tender Name : Assessment to Enhance Vessel Biofouling Risk Profiling
Reference # : O - 405761
Open Date : Monday, 8 July 2019 8:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 16 August 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 81170000 - Biological science services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Amy McNabb
04 894 2691
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MPI requires research services to carry out a survey of international commercial vessels arriving to New Zealand. The project will be in two parts:

1. A paperwork/electronic survey focusing on vessel maintenance, biofouling management and operational practices; and

2. A physical survey of the underwater surfaces of the vessel (external and internal niche areas, and flat surfaces), assessing biofouling distribution and abundance.

The data from both of these phases are to be analysed to see if there are any new biofouling risk indicators that MPI can use to assess biofouling risk on international vessels. The data will also be used to test the old set of risk indicators to determine their reliability and usability in an operational context.

Outputs from this project will inform the refinement of risk profiling processes of vessels en-route to NZ and biofouling inspection procedures at the border. This will enable MPI to make informed decisions about compliance and prioritization of resources

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded.

  • Cawthron Institute - 98, Halifax St East, Nelson, 7010, NEW ZEALAND

Award Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:11 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)