The Welsh government is looking to commission a contractor to conduct tidal and wave research work in support of the Welsh National Marine Plan.

The contract will focus on the sourcing, consolidation and standardization of existing environmental evidence, and on identifying knowledge gaps, primarily in relation to tidal stream energy, wave energy and aquaculture, the Welsh government said on its national procurement portal Sell2Wales.

The outputs of the contract are expected to provide information on evidence needs to support the sustainable management of marine natural resources.

The indicative budget for the contract will range from £90,000 to £100,000, the government said.

In particular, the contract will support implementation and use of the Welsh National Marine Plan whose draft is expected to be put under formal consultation at the end of 2017.

The deadline to apply to the tender has been set for December 11, 2017.