United Kingdom-London: Environmental impact assessment for construction
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs
Section II: Object
Great Crested Newt District Level Licensing Pond Delivery
To deliver pond creation and restoration funded directly through Natural England during autumn and winter 2019/2020, and to secure habitat delivery bodies through which pond creation, restoration, monitoring and management advice can be commissioned beyond 2019/2020. This will be funded via developer contributions raised though district licensing schemes.
Engagement, Advice and Pond Restoration/Creation
Working with landowners to deliver pond creation and restoration within SoAs, initially funded directly though Natural England, thereafter through developer payments into district licensing schemes.
There are 2 key funded elements of this work.
— engagement and advice regarding the location and management of ponds. The undertaking of necessary checks and ensuring compliance with specification as well a hydraulic function check. In some instance it may involve applying for planning permission,
— physical works to create and restore (important note: for a pond to count a ‘restored pond’ it must currently be in a condition whereby it does not provide suitable aquatic habitat for newts).
We recognise that this work can be achieved in a variety of ways (for example suppliers may use contractors or pay landowners undertaking works themselves). Tender applications to be evaluated against:
— partnership working experience,
— delivery plan including understanding of scheme requirements and strategy for engagement with landowners in target areas,
— ability to deliver on lot 2 or work collaboratively with another supplier,
Pond HSI survey, eDNA and Water Quality Sampling
This ongoing monitoring work will commence from 2020/2021 following launch of district licensing schemes. Every pond will be subject to pond HSI survey, eDNA and water quality sampling annually for 4 years from the date at which it is allocated to development as a compensation pond.
Tender applications to be evaluated against:
— ability to undertake HSI survey, water quality and eDNA sampling in line with the specification,
— ability to deliver on lot 1 or work collaboratively with another supplier,
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information