Invitation to tender – Various investment projects across Somerset Levels

EU Interreg Co-Adapt Project, an analysis of the potential socio-economic and ecological costs and benefits derived from two separate (hypothetical) hydrological restoration schemes within the floodplain of the Somerset levels and moors.

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from the 28 different European Union Member States. The overarching objective of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is to promote a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union. Interreg is built around three strands of cooperation: cross-border (Interreg A), transnational (Interreg B) and interregional (Interreg C). The funding is provided by the European Commission and the Programmes are managed by Member States.

The Interreg 2 Seas Programme is a European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) Programme and therefore an integral part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy. It promotes cross-border cooperation between the coastal regions of 4 Member States: France, England, Belgium/Flanders and the Netherlands. The Joint Secretariat for the programme is based in Lille, France.

The Co-Adapt Project falls under the Adaptation to Climate change strand of the Interreg 2 Seas Programme.

FWAG SW (The Beneficiary) is a partner in the project, with Somerset County Council taking the role of Lead Partner. FWAG SW’s role in the project is to, in cross border cooperation, test and roll-out approaches to co-creation of nature based and natural process solutions to improve adaptive capacity of the 2Seas region to the water-related effects of climate change.

 

The project funding will not be affected by the Brexit negotiations or our exit from the EU.

About FWAG SouthWest

FWAG SW is a registered charity representing the region's farmers and landowners in the delivery of wildlife conservation and resource protection.

FWAG was first established as a charity in the 1960s by a group of forward thinking farmers who saw that the environment was an important part of a successful farming business. FWAG SW shares this vision today and acts to:

 “promote and enhance the conservation of wildlife, the environment and the landscape in relation to modern agricultural needs.

 

There are a number of projects in the pipeline which will require specialist contractors to deliver. If you work within the following areas and are interested in providing quotations for works, please get in touch for further details.

 

- Groundworks- primarily repairs and upgrades to droves on the Somerset Levels

- Steelworks- agricultural shed construction

- Supply and fit of Tilting Weirs on the Somerset Levels

- Carbon Footprinting in agriculture

- Website development and design

 

Works will need to be quoted for by the middle of July 2022 and works complete by the end of November 2022.

If you are interested in further details, please get in touch with the team: [email protected] / 07855 361003