Service and Maintenance for Air Quality Monitoring Stations and Technical Support for the Enviman Co
Caerphilly County Borough Council | Published June 30, 2015 - Deadline July 7, 2015
50410000, 90731000, 90731400
The Council has a statutory duty under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 to regularly review and assess air quality within their areas and to determine whether or not the air quality objectives are likely to be achieved. In fulfilment of the Council’s statutory duties, Caerphilly County Borough Council currently operate 5 continuous air quality monitoring stations throughout the Borough. The amount of air quality stations may increase or decrease during the contract period.
The air quality monitoring stations provide real time, ambient air quality data for public dissemination. This data serves to ensure that Caerphilly County Borough Council is regularly reviewing and assessing air quality in the Borough and fulfilling Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 for the pollutants of concern, namely nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and respirable particulate matter (PM10). Although not a statutory duty at present, Caerphilly County Borough Council also monitors PM2.5 at one of its air quality monitoring stations due to concerns raised by local residents from the operation of a nearby opencast mine.
One of the Council’s monitoring stations, namely Hafod-yr-ynys is included in the UK Automatic Urban and Rural Network (UK AURN) which was established by DEFRA and the Devolved Administrators. The network provides information on the concentrations in air of a number of pollutants set down in UK and European legislation. The primary function of the AURN is to provide data in compliance with the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC) which provides a framework of compliance against legally compliant binding limit values and target values. The data collated and reported by the AURN is more widely used by scientists, policy makers, local authorities and consultants to enable them to make informed decisions on managing and improving air quality for the benefit of health and the natural environment.
Two of the Council’s air quality monitoring stations are included within the Welsh QA/QC contract, namely High Street Blackwood and White Street, Caerphilly. The Welsh QA/QC contract is currently operated by Ricardo AEA on behalf of the Welsh Government. The principles of the network are very similar to those of the UK AURN.
To this end, with 3 of the 5 monitoring stations included in the Welsh and UK AURN contracts, it is imperative that data capture remains as close to 100percent as is possible.
You must have experience in servicing and maintaining air quality equipment (namely Teledyne M200E chemiluminescent NOx analysers and MET One BAM 1020 Particulate Matter monitors) and be able to provide the relevant support detailed in this document for the Enviman Comvissioner Software.
The Enviman Comvissioner software is a real time data management software suite. It accesses the monitoring stations via mobile link and extracts the data in to its own databases for reporting purposes. The Council operates the Enviman Comvissioner LT version and it is used in conjunction with the Enviman Reporter System. The successful tender will be required to provide technical support for this system during office hours.
The Council may require new machines to be purchased during the course of the contract either to replace an old machine or to add to the existing stock. Advice, guidance, sourcing and supply of these machines will be requested via the successful company as part of this contract. The subsequent servicing and maintenance of any new machines will also need to be included within this contract and priced accordingly at the time of purchase in line with the pricing schedule.
The service and maintenance contract must include;
-2 x six monthly service visits
-All expendables during routine service and maintenance
-Operational consumables as routinely replaced by the Local Site Operator for the duration of the contract
-Calibration gases and cylinder rental
-48 hour breakdown call out
-Air conditioning annual service and breakdown call ou