Charges for Data Searches

Commercial Clients

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The BRMC will normally charge commercial clients for a data search. Such clients include commercial bodies, consultants, non-supporting bodies and those undertaking sponsored research (e.g. university research sponsored by a client). We do not charge for the data itself, but to recover the costs of providing the service. As such, charges are based on the search area and the associated administrative costs.

From 1st April 2022, we are adding an optional service to supply Bedfordshire Bat Group data. This is an option which can be added to our standard service and the extra charge is to cover the costs of this service, with a proportion going to the Bat Group to cover their ongoing support. It is also possible to request bat data only, in which case, a reduced fee of £70 for a search will apply for search areas of up to 2km radius.

Example costs for a standard data search (see Example Data Search for what will be provided) are:

Area (km2) Charge Including Bat data option
12.55 (2km radius circle)   £120 + VAT £190 + VAT
20 £132 + VAT £207 + VAT
28.25 (3km radius circle) £168 + VAT £249 + VAT
30 £176 + VAT £257 + VAT

We will happily quote for larger areas or customized requirements.

Payment will normally be requested by invoice.

Non-commercial Clients

At the BRMC's discretion, charges are commonly waived for bona fide non-commercial users who will use the data for non-commercial purposes. These include non-sponsored researchers, teachers and students; members of the public and natural history societies. A 50% reduction in fees may be applied to charitable organisations depending on their proposed use of the data. We reserve the right to charge if, for example, excessive resources are required to complete a request. A quotation will always be offered before commencing work.

BRMC Supporters

Organizations or individuals who support the BRMC financially, by data supply, or in kind, will be entitled to services agreed on an individual basis