UK-based Common Data Access has announced that it will be re-tendering for the management of its Digital Energy Atlas and Library (DEAL) catalogue of UK offshore geoscience data. The current DEAL management contract (held by the British Geological Survey) expires at the end of December 2009. CDA intends to issue a competitive tender on the 6th April 2009 and to award a new contract in September 2009.
Bidders must be able to demonstrate appropriate domain knowledge and track record, a suitable ‘internet-facing’ application, qualified personnel and financial stability. DEAL data types include wells, seismics, licences, infrastructure, cultural and environmental. Services expected from bidders include data management, database management, subscription services and online access.
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