Public Sector Network Tender Alert


412628-2012: UK-Exeter: Hire of aircraft with crew

The Environment Agency require a Contractor to provide light aircraft and pilots to carry out Remote Sensing operations in England over the next five years. Flying approximately 1 000 hours per year, it is envisaged that two aircraft will be needed to ensure continuity of service. Each aircraft will need to be adapted to accommodate a range of our down-looking remote sensing instruments including LIDARs, cameras and multispectral imagers. The flying program will be operational every day of the year and it is routine to carry out both day and night time flights as part of the program. In addition, as a CAT 1 responder, we also react to emergencies where The Environment Agency requires aerial data including flood mapping. Ideally we are looking for a single supplier for multiple aircraft and pilots, as well as the engineering services and infrastructure to ensure that we can operate efficiently and effectively throughout the UK and occasionally in Northern Europe.

Ref: 30860,


Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
Contact point(s): as above
For the attention of: Robin Browne
EX2 7LQ Exeter
Telephone: +44 1392352402
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

Published: 28 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 30 Jan 2013