GB-Salisbury: RFQ 1-62084 Canine Detection Research

GB-Salisbury: RFQ 1-62084 Canine Detection Research

[Value: £40000.0 – £93000.0 | Location: United Kingdom | Deadline Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT | Description: Background The Authority is continually striving to improve the performance of working detection dogs. The current research programme aims to increase The Authority’s understanding of Canine Detection performance following training using differen … | Type: Below OJEU:Contract ] Reference number:

Deadline date: 17/02/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value: £40,000 – £93,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United KingdomUNITED KINGDOM,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: DSTL

 

Description of the contract

Background The Authority is continually striving to improve the performance of working detection dogs. The current research programme aims to increase The Authority’s understanding of Canine Detection performance following training using different training aids and training aid formats. Objectives The Authority require two groups of 12, or three groups of 8 dogs to be procured, housed and trained to search buildings and lines of boxes for research into dog generalisation capabilities. Training for area search and stand based odour identification will follow specific guidelines provided by the Authority and will be assessed using baseline tests. Detection performance on a number of targets will then be assessed by a detailed trial. Tasks 1. Dog procurement to specified numbers (2 groups of 12 or 3 groups of 8); ages (minimum of one year old and a maximum of 5 years old); and breeds (Labradors, Springer /working Cocker Spaniels or an even mix of both breeds). 2. Dog kennelling and husbandry to specified standards. 3. Provision of suitable facilities / areas for training and testing. 4. Provision of dog handlers for training and testing periods. 5. Training of dogs to search areas using odour provided by the Authority. 6. Training of dogs to use a stand based system. 7. Partial reinforcement training. 8. Final trials. Deliverables 1. Reports and chip numbers for procured dogs. 2. Training records 3. Facilities, dogs and handlers to Dstl Kennelling, Husbandry Training and Test Requirements Selection Criteria Expressions of Interest (EOI) shall be in the form of a request to be sent an ITT on or before 12.00 Noon on 17/02/12 for participation in the competition Selection Criteria will be in 2 Phases. Phase 1: Compliance / Non Compliance to ITT Capability Questionnaire Phase 2: Technical and Commercial Evaluation of Tenders The Scoring Mechanism for Phase 1 and 2 above will be detailed in the ITT. Additional Requirement Suppliers will be required to meet the DEFRA code of practice for the welfare of dogs and comply with animal welfare requirements including; Animal Welfare Act 2006 The Welfare of Animals Transport (England) Order 2006 Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 Breeding and Sale OF Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 Ability to meet Dog Housing Standards.

 

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Classification of the contract

73100000 Research and experimental development services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 8

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 02/04/2012 – 31/03/2016

 

Who to contact

Contact name Central Enquiries

Address Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, SP4 OJQ

Telephone +44(0)1980613121

Extension number:

Fax +44 (0)1980 613004

Email centralenquiries@dstl.gov.uk

Web address

 

How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.