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Pitcairn biosecurity and invasive species contracts - invitation to tender

07 June 2019

Pitcairn biosecurity and invasive species contracts - invitation to tender
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are pleased to announce requests for quotation/ invitations to tender for two biosecurity and invasive species contracts.

Both contracts are part of the Strengthening biosecurity for remote territory communities and their World Heritage project funded by the UK Darwin initiative.

The two contracts are for:

1. Pitcairn and Henderson Rodent Eradication Feasibility Study

Invasive species, accidently carried on vessels, pose a threat to the diversity of endemic species on the Pitcairn Islands.

The Government of the Pitcairn Islands and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are undertaking a joint project to address this problem. Part of the project will include a feasibility study to assess if rodent eradication on Pitcairn and Henderson Islands can be combined. The contract will produce a feasibility report to advise the Pitcairn Island Council on this issue.

This contract is to hire an operational expert to undertake the work. The expert will undertake a feasibility study and accompany an RSPB representative to undertake community consultation on Pitcairn.

2. Biosecurity Expert for Gateway Ports and Vessels (Auckland-Pitcairn- Mangareva)

Invasive species, accidently carried on vessels, pose a threat to the diversity of endemic species on the Pitcairn Islands.

The Government of the Pitcairn Islands and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are undertaking a joint project to address this problem. Part of the project will address pre-border security at gateway ports and on-vessel practices. It will also provide training to staff and crews, together with identifying necessary equipment and awareness raising material.

For this part of the project, we now want to commission a biosecurity expert to undertake this work along the supply route to the Pitcairn Islands and at the associated gateway ports in New Zealand and French Polynesia (Auckland and Mangareva). The purpose of this work is to reduce invasive species arrivals.

The request for quotation forms for each contract are available below:

1. Pitcairn and Henderson Rodent Eradication Feasibility Study
2. Biosecurity Expert for Gateway Ports and Vessels (Auckland-Pitcairn- Mangareva)

Applicants should complete these and return to the RSPB (Richard.hill@rspb.org.uk) by no later than 28th June 2019. If you have any questions or require an application form, please contact the RSPB at the same email address.


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