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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
For the attention of: Judith Hemming
CV8 2TL Kenilworth
Telephone: +44 2476472051
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 220 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
Detailed in the spec, available on Bravo.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
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
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.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: