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Ecological Thinning Trial - Bird Monitoring 2020/22 - RFQ2000394

RFT ID RFQ2000394
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 3-Jul-2020
Closes 31-Jul-2020 10:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
77101505 - Environmental monitoring
Agency Department of Planning, Industry and Environment


Contact Person
Danielle McAllister
Phone: 03 5483 9109
Danielle.McAllister@environment.nsw.gov.au

Tender Details

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking an ecological thinning trial in 400ha of Murray Valley National Park. This trial will gauge the effectiveness of ecological thinning as a way of promoting biodiversity in areas of river red gum high stem density areas.

 

Recent scientific studies have described a decline in the health of river red gum forests. Given ongoing river regulation and the likelihood of future droughts resulting from climate change, NPWS has worked with the Science Division to compose an experimental design and monitoring plan that seeks to determine whether reducing tree density leads to improved ecological health and biodiversity.

 

Reduced density is likely to mean more access to water, more mature hollow bearing trees which provide habitat and other valuable resources, and more wood debris for native animals and plants. It’s also expected to prevent further decline in the condition of the red gum canopy.

 

The operational phase of this project involved the thinning of 400 hectares of Murray Valley National Park. This contract relates to the ongoing monitoring program which will determine the effectiveness of thinning in achieving the project’s aims.

 

This part of the monitoring program requires the measurement of the abundance and frequency of use by woodland bird species at all 22 ecological thinning sites within Murray Valley National Park for two consecutive years.

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RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

Additional Details / Instructions

This RFQ contains:

Part A & B - Conditions of Quotation & Statement of Requirements

Part C - Respondent Quotation

Standard Shortform Contract

Part C Section 7 - Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Deed Poll

Please direct all queries to the contact person via email.

Address for Lodgement

via eTendering Website

Multi Agency Access

No