Beef Improvement Research Programme

Beef Improvement Research Programme

AHDB Beef and Lamb is inviting tenders for the provision of equipment for the measurement of individual feed intake in group-housed growing cattle on commercial farms.

United Kingdom-Kenilworth: Animal products and related products

2015/S 124-227156

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Stoneleigh Park
For the attention of: Judith Hemming
CV8 2TL Kenilworth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2476472051
E-mail: procurement@ahdb.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ahdb.org.uk

Electronic access to information: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: agriculture

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Beef Improvement Research Programme.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

AHDB Beef and Lamb is inviting tenders for the provision of equipment for the measurement of individual feed intake in group-housed growing cattle on commercial farms. A minimum of forty eight individual feeding stations will be purchased by AHDB, and installed on two or more farms (ie 24 on each of two farms or equivalent).
Installation must take place by the end of June 2016.
This project aims to demonstrate the ability to measure and select for feed intake parameters in beef cattle on commercial farms, and establish a system for recording traits relevant to feed efficiency after the end of the funded project that can be extended across cattle breeds.
Its core objectives are to:
— Establish a consortium of stakeholders
— Undertake studies to devise, test and validate selection and breeding objectives
— Develop protocols for use at national scale
— Establish a network of facilities
— Undertake genetic analysis
— Establish business model for on-going national programme.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03140000, 42990000, 31640000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See short description above II 1.4.5.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 220 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Invoices will be paid monthly in arrears.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Several and joint liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Detailed in the spec, available on Bravo.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Detailed in the spec, available on Bravo.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

2015-094
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 30.7.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.7.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

26.6.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30.7.2015 – 12:05
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Managers.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
The length of any awarded contract shall include annual maintenance and servicing until the end of the whole life of the equipment i.e. this may exceed 4 years.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: AHDB will incorporate a standstill period at the point of information once the award contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide fulfil information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006) provide the aggrieved parties whoi have been harmed or at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.6.2015

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