Poseidon Vessel Services (Lot 1 – North Sea, Lot 2 – Irish Sea) Re-released
Defra Network eTendering Portal
Published date: 25 May 2022
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
• Survey vessels – 34513550
Location of contract
Any region
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
25 May 2022
Closing date
20 June 2022
Closing time
Contract start date
18 July 2022
Contract end date
31 December 2023
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

POSEIDON (Planning Offshore Wind Strategic Environmental Impact DecisiONs) is a Crown Estate-funded project (Offshore Wind Evidence & Change program (OWEC)) led by Natural England. The aim of the project is to provide tools to inform offshore wind planning, to minimise impacts on the natural environment through avoidance and early awareness of likely mitigation / compensation needs, allowing sustainable expansion of offshore wind. This will be achieved through the collection of strategic environmental baseline data and updated spatial models for key species (receptors), assemblages, and a suite of ecological metrics (diversity, functional traits). These will be used to identify regions that are most vulnerable to offshore wind impact and mapping of the environmental risk to help guide future offshore wind development rounds and to feed into wider marine planning. 

This procurement is sub-divided into 2 Lots as set out in the Specification of Requirements. Tenderers must make clear which Lot they are bidding for. Each Lot will be evaluated separately.


More information
·         https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/go/854493290180FAC44266
·         To access the Bidder Packs, please see the links below (you will need a Bravo account to access)
·         https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/go/890886190180F66A026E
·         SQ – Complete First
·         https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/go/760217200180F66AB0C4
·         Lot 1 – North Sea
·         https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/go/854493290180FAC44266
·         Lot 2 – Irish Sea
Additional text
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1) Visit https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue' – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose (usually your email address) and click 'Save' when complete – You will shortly receive an email (check spam filters if this does not arrive in a timely manner) with your unique password (please keep this secure). You can then log onto the system and change your password. Once these step are completed you can apply for any tender on Bravo using these details.

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How to apply
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About the buyer
Pakefield Road
NR33 0HT


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