Environmental Consultancy Services for The OPW National Arterial Drainage Maintenance Activities


The Office of Public Works (OPW), Arterial Drainage Maintenance Service is commissioning an environmental consultant to assist with various environmental services, to support arterial drainage maintenance activities on twenty six arterial drainage schemes.

Part 1
The principal study area for Part 1 of the Commission makes up twenty six schemes for arterial drainage schemes and flood relief schemes.

The contract will require the completion of AA Screening for 26 Schemes and it is assumed that 21 of these schemes will require an NIS. Reporting is to be completed over the next 3 year period.

The AA Screening Reports and NIS for the twenty six schemes will be carried out in assigned years as follows:

Year 1 (2023): Abbey, Bonet, Boyle, Broadmeadow & Ward, Brosna, Donegal Schemes, Feale, Knockrockery, Lower Shannon Schemes, Maine, Hazelhatch, Matt.

Year 2 (2024):Ballyteigue/Kilimor, Corrib, Duff, Inny, KIlcoo, Killimor/Cappagh, Ouvane, Monaghan Blackwater.

Year 3 (2025):Boyne, Duleek, Mornington, Moy, Ryewater, Owenavorragh.
Completion of the AA Screening and NIS’s for each year includes assessing the impact of the work and providing field data as described in Part 2 below.

Part 2
The OPW have identified lengths of channel that a Rapid River Corridor Survey should be completed. The lengths of channels identified are the channels within and 100m upstream and downstream of the boundary of the European Sites for which AA Screening and NIS is programmed for in that year.

The Rapid River Corridor Survey includes approximately 1660km of channel to be carried out over a three year period.

Part 3
Further to the above the consultant may be asked to carry out further surveys within the 3 year period.

Additional information

Further details will be provided in the tender documents which will be issued with the Request for Tender in due course

Estimated date of publication of contract notice:



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