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CMCU of the automatic urban & rural networks - LTM - AQ05002

Description
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT AND CO-ORDINATION UNIT OF THE UK AUTOMATIC URBAN AND RURAL NETWORK.

CONTRACT NO: LTM EPG 1/3/106
(AQ 17/8/310) 5.1


CONTRACTOR: STANGER SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT.
CONTACT: MR S MOORCROFT.
Stanger Science and Environment
The Lansdowne Building
Lansdown Road
Croydon
CR0 2BX
e-mail: moorcroft.steve@stanger.co.uk

OBJECTIVES
1.1 Integrate and manage additional affiliated sites
The Contractor will undertake further expansion of the Network by the affiliation of additional sites owned by organisations other than the Department.

Sites at Teddington, Dunslair Heights and Weybourne will be affiliated into the Rural Network. Additional sites will be incorporated as requested by the Department (subject to contract variation).

The Contractor will draw up a list of specific locations for consideration, and following Departmental approval will submit the necessary formal application accompanied by a document indicating the plan, elevation and appearance of the monitoring stations. If necessary, the Contractor will also negotiate the required Highway Licenses, and site leasing arrangements with the authority. Necessary arrangements for the installation of utility services (telephone and electricity services) will also be completed, including the application for wayleaves.

The Contractor will appoint LSOs for the site(s) by multiple tender. Following appointment, arrangements for a suitable training course will be made in association with the QA/QC Unit.

The Contractor will organise an annual review meeting of the Networks for all LSOs, ESUs, the QA/QC Units, and the Department. The aim of the meeting will be to review the performance and operation of the Networks, and to identify areas of improvement or cost-saving.

The Contractor will advise the Department as soon as possible of any costs likely to be incurred in upgrade of existing hardware or software components associated with the data collection and management system.

Quarterly reports will be prepared and issued to both the Department and the QA/QC Unit within 1 month of the quarter end. These reports will summarise data capture over the relevant period. Where data capture is less than the required 90% for any pollutant at each site, an indication of the cause will be provided (eg analyser malfunction, power cut etc).
The Contractor will attend joint meetings with the QA/QC Unit and the Department upon request.

Operation of Kleinfiltergerat samplers
Contractor will arrange for the installation, commissioning and operation of 6 Kleinfiltergerat samplers (measuring PM10) at 3 site locations to be agreed with the Department. The samplers will be operated for a period of 2 years.

Collection of 10-minute mean SO2 data
If required by the Department, the Contractor will arrange for the collection and validation of 10-minute mean SO2 concentrations from 12 monitoring stations to be agreed with the Department (subject to contract variation).

Project Documents
• Final Report : CMCU of the Automatic Urban and Rural Networks   (418k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2002

Cost: £7,946,682
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Casella Stanger
Keywords
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality