Awarded contract

CEFAS23-165 Contract for services in support of the Coastal Health Shared Outcomes Fund Programme

  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-009458

Published 22 March 2024, 3:48pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Pakefield Road


NR33 0HT


Holly Power



United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

CEFAS23-165 Contract for services in support of the Coastal Health Shared Outcomes Fund Programme

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 90700000 - Environmental services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Provision of services in support of the Coastal Health Shared Outcomes Fund Programme, which aims to determine a coastal monitoring framework Uk-wide.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £420,000

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The aim of the Coastal Health Shared Outcomes Fund Programme is to determine a minimum but sufficiently comprehensive ongoing coastal monitoring framework that can operate routinely and country-wide after the pilot programme period, resulting in the ability to:
1. Ensure government responds quickly, effectively, and robustly to adverse marine events (for example mass mortalities of marine animals and impacts of pollution and microbiological contamination effects on human health) to minimise ecological and economic damage, communicating in a consistent ‘one government’ manner to stakeholders.
2. Improve our understanding of the health of the coastal ecosystem to:
Better predict adverse events and understand multi-factorial or gradual processes to proactively protect coastal communities.
Put in place effective management and remediation measures to improve environmental quality to reduce the likelihood of adverse events to minimise the impact to coastal communities.
Achieving these objectives requires determination of which data types are necessary to better understand and predict adverse marine events, defining how these data should be collected, and how they should be analysed, curated, and made accessible. This necessitates mutual agreement of diverse government and non-government bodies and stakeholders, defining their respective roles, workflows, and how information and data are shared.
Under the Programme, The Association of IFCA has been selected to support delivery of core requirements.
A new cross-government approach, building on existing data and analytical capacities, is required to enable data driven assessment of coastal systems experiencing multiple pressures, and to enable effective and timely response by government. To address these issues, three key areas of transformative change are required:
1. Better awareness of the baseline data needed to understand and monitor the health status of marine ecosystems and the communities they comprise around the UK.
2. Determine which organisations should be involved in collecting the necessary data as part of an ongoing coastal monitoring framework (post-pilot project) and what methodologies should be used to collect, analyse, and use the data.
3. Establish a cross-government framework for responding to emergency events in a synergistic way to facilitate timely, accurate, robust, and balanced interpretation which limits and mitigates impacts to animals, humans, and the environment.

two.2.5) Award criteria


two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations


The Supplier holds unique data sets and technical knowledge and ability via the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities of the UK, which is required in the completion of this Contract.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

30 September 2023

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Ltd

Eldo House Kempson Way, Suffolk Business Park,

Bury St Edmunds

IP32 7AR


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
National registration number


The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: £420,000

Total value of the contract/lot: £420,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Public Procurement Review Body






United Kingdom

Internet address