AIR QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS - DATA COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT & PUBLICATION 2021
Main contract details
The contract is for the provision of data management services to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames air quality monitoring sites (KT4, KT5 and KT6) and the London Borough of Sutton air quality monitoring sites (ST4, ST5, ST6, ST8). The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Sutton Councils have merged services to create a Shared Environment Service. The provision of data management services will, therefore, be required to cover the automated air quality monitoring sites across both boroughs. In order to review and assess air quality across the boroughs as part of the duties under London Local Air Quality Management, a number of air quality monitoring stations are operated throughout both boroughs. There is a requirement for the air quality monitoring data to be collected, ratified and published. In order to assess the air quality concentrations and trends over time, the data collected must be robust and accurate so the approved levels of Quality Assurance/ Quality Control need to be applied. In addition to reviewing the data and communicating the results to the client, the data needs to be made publicly accessible. The data will also need to be checked regularly to identify faults or anomalies so that corrective action can be taken to address the faults while minimising the loss of data collection. The contract will need to represent value for money for the Council while offering a high quality service to both the client and members of the public seeking to retrieve the data. The operation of an air quality monitoring network is a measure that is included in both of the boroughs’ Air Quality Action Plans. The collection of reliable data helps to inform the effectiveness of the other measures that are being implemented to improve air quality across the boroughs and the data is included within the statutorily required Annual Status Report.
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From 01/04/2021 09:00 to 21/04/2021 12:00
Kingston upon Thames