Invitations to tender

We will detail all current invitations to tender for contracts for goods or services above £25,000 and provide links to tender documents where appropriate.

Tender for delivery of business engagement and product marketing - CANAPE

This contract is part of CANAPE (Creating a New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems), a European funded Interreg North Sea Region project which aims to deliver peatland restoration; develop new peatland products and bring economic benefits.

WP4 is about engaging with businesses to bring to market new products sourced from peatlands, based on sound economic benefits, as well as raising awareness of peatland ecosystems and benefits to wildlife to the local community. The business engagement part of WP4 is the focus of this tender.

The appointed contractor will engage with businesses to build entrepreneurial interest around the development and bringing to market of new products. Some samples/prototypes for these new products will be created by the Broads Authority under WP4 from harvest reed and wetland plants. The types of new products are: briquettes for burning, compost, and potentially charcoal and biochar (subject to investment approval from the Broads Authority).

The appointed contractor It will also i) conduct market research and identify similar products on the market and which companies make them and where they are sold, ii) investigate and develop marketing materials, iii) develop draft business plans for new businesses and iv) engage with business, consumers as well as the wider community about these products and peatlands in general. The appointed contractor will develop a route to market for the new products by engaging with businesses, financiers and opinion formers.

Tender document

Audience Engagement Plan

For more information please contact Andrea Kelly on 01603 756015 or by emailing andrea.kelly@broads-authority.gov.uk

Deadline for submissions - 5pm on Friday 3 August 2018

Tender for delivery of citizen science - CANAPE

This contract is part of CANAPE (Creating a New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems), a European funded Interreg North Sea Region project which aims to deliver peatland restoration; develop new peatland products and bring economic benefits.

WP4 is about engaging with businesses to bring to market new products sourced from peatlands, based on sound economic benefits, as well as raising awareness of peatland ecosystems and benefits to wildlife to the local community. The citizen science part of WP4 is the focus of this tender.

The citizen science project will include setting up the system for collecting data on the depth of peat and the collection of the data, which will be used subsequently and outside the scope of this tender to inform management of fens and water.

The long-term objectives are:

  • to use the data to decide future interventions in peatlands (such as where to create turf ponds)
  • to maintain a record of the evolution of peat depths over time (historic resources)
  • to better understand the vegetation by understanding the depth and quality of peat that it is rooting into
  • to shape and influence future policy related to peatland management.

Tender document

Audience Engagement Plan

For more information please contact Andrea Kelly on 01603 756015 or by emailing andrea.kelly@broads-authority.gov.uk

Deadline for submissions - 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018

Acle Bridge Design Competition

This Competition is now closed.

Shortlisted notified - Friday 8th June 2018

The applicants not selected for Stage 2 were notified on Monday 11th June 2018.

The Broads Authority’s ambition is to commission and build an outstanding visitor centre for its site at Acle Bridge. A landmark building is essential for this sensitive site to create a new visitor attraction for the national park and raise the profile of the area’s special qualities. It will engage the public in the big issues: the importance of managing water, climate change and sea level rise, the need for sustainability to be at the heart of building in the Broads and the provision of fantastic facilities for visitors, local residents and schoolchildren.

In order to promote innovation and modern, high-quality design the Authority is running an architectural competition for architects and architect-led practices for the initial concept designs. Further details are available in the brief.

Acle Bridge Design Competition brief

Further information

Deadline for submission of design proposals – 13:00 on Tuesday 29 May 2018