Liverpool City Council Procurement Opportunity

Fri, October 19th, 2018

Soft Market Testing Urban GreenUP – Nature Based Solutions

Contract Number: DN370056___
Contract Name: Soft Market Testing Urban GreenUP – Nature Based Solutions

Soft Market Testing (SMT) – Soft Market Testing

Note: This is not a call for competition or a formal tender. It is an information gathering exercise by the Council to influence and shape upcoming procurements for Urban GreenUP

Horizon 2020 URBAN GreenUP is a € 14,724,694 Nature Based Solution project under the 2020 EU SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES programme.

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/. The € 14,724,694 funding allocation is for the overall delivery of the international project, which commenced in June 2017, will run for 5 years and is being led by the Accountable Body CARTIF who are based in Spain. The projects will be led by the front runner cities which include Liverpool in the UK, Valladolid in northern Spain and Izmir in Turkey and are further supported by follower European cities including Ludwigsburg in Germany and Mantova in Italy and globally by Chengdu in China, Medellin in Columbia and Quy Nhon City in Vietnam.

In Liverpool the partner organisations involved in URBAN GreenUP are Liverpool City Council, Mersey Forest and the University of Liverpool. Collectively the Liverpool partners have received approximately £3.4m to deliver the programme of work.

The URBAN GreenUP programme www.urbangreenup.eu is targeted at research into the potential of green infrastructure solutions to resolve city issues. Overall the Horizon 2020 fund has an emphasis upon innovation, research and pioneering the development of new technologies, new processes and new ways of working. In Liverpool the project will focus on:

• Retrofitting of green infrastructure in existing corridors to improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity

• Retrofitting Green Infrastructure into existing Green Spaces to improve local community and wildlife value

• Retrofitting nature based solutions into urban environments to provide environmental, social and economic benefits.


Please download the SMT questionnaire from Procontract (https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=08a2874a-83cc-e811-80ef-005056b64545)

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