External Review and Options Appraisal for Aberystwyth University farms

External Review and Options Appraisal for Aberystwyth University farms

A full external review of Aberystwyth University farms and their current operations and management is required by Professor Wayne Powell, Director of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

Procurer reference: AU/IBERS/WP001
Value of tender: £8000
CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
No
Contract Type
Services
SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
Name of the organisation
IBERS
Contact Name
Mr Cameron Pope
Address
IBERS, Aberystwyth University , Gogerddan , Aberystwyth , Ceredigion , Wales, ,
Postcode
SY23 3EB
Phone
01970 823015
Fax
01970 8283017
EMail
cmp@aber.ac.uk
Web Address
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/
SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT
Service category
8. Research and Development Services 11. Management Consultancy Services.
Is it a framework agreement?
No
Title of the contract
External Review and Options Appraisal for Aberystwyth University farms.
Description of the contract

A full external review of Aberystwyth University farms and their current operations and management is required by Professor Wayne Powell, Director of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

This will build upon the “PROMAR” report commissioned in 2003 now almost 10 years old and prior to the formation of IBERS and the integration of Gogerddan and Trawsgoed farms into the University.

The AU Farms review should include the following :-

An inventory of AU Farms, land and related assets.

An estimate of the commercial rental value of AU farms land and facilities.

A detailed analysis of current agricultural activities with a full breakdown of costs and anticipated income from current activities versus possible alternative use of IBERS Farm land and resources to achieve best value.

A full review and breakdown of current AU Farm-related research and teaching activities to establish the core needs and facilities needed to discharge these responsibilities currently and into the future.

Based on the above the recommended best possible use and value available from AU Farms and resources.

Provide advice on potential strategies and tactics based on comparable operations in the University sector to generate a profitable and sustainable farm operation.

Advice on potential diversification activities in order to secure and maximise AU Farms income.

All discussions, data and other recorded material used in the production of this report must be treated as Aberystwyth University “Management In Confidence”.

It is expected that the final report will be completed and submitted to Professor Powell by Friday the 8th of March , 2013.

Place / site of work / delivery
Aberystwyth University farms.

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
73000000 – Research and development services and related consultancy services.
77000000 – Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services.
79000000 – Business services – law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security.

SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents


SECTION IV: Administrative Information
Instructions to suppliers

Please send all responses in writing by the 23rd of January, 2013 to Mr Cameron Pope, IBERS, Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3EB.

Please ensure that the outside of the envelope containing your bid is clearly labelled ” IBERS Tender – Sealed Bid”.

Reference Number
AU/IBERS/WP001
Deadline Date
23.01.2013
Deadline date refers to
receipt of tenders.
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
No
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract

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