Livestock Testing Services in England and Wales

Livestock Testing Services in England and Wales

Service A: tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals.

United Kingdom-London: Veterinary services

2020/S 187-452886

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Defra Network eTendering Portal
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Simon Desborough
E-mail: simon.desborough@defra.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072385921
Internet address(es):Main address: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Veterinary Delivery Partnership — Livestock Testing Services in England and Wales

 

Reference number: 24989

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85200000 Veterinary services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Service A: tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: a Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B: additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific geographical region;

Service C: emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 203 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

 

A maximum of two lots may be awarded to the same tenderer in England (lots 3, 4, 5 and 6).

A maximum of one lot may be awarded to the same Tenderer in Wales (lots 1 and 2).

Should a tender win one lot in Wales (lot 1 and 2), they may only win one further lot in England (lot 3, 4, 5 and 6).

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North Wales

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85200000 Veterinary services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

North Wales — Counties defined in the tender documents.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Service A: tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: a Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B: additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific Geographical Region;

Service C: emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 13 950 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South Wales

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85200000 Veterinary services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

South Wales — Counties defined in the tender documents.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Service A: tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: A Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B: additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific Geographical Region;

Service C: emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 25 850 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Devon and Cornwall

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85200000 Veterinary services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Devon and Cornwall — Counties defined in the tender documents.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Service A: Tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: a Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B: additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific Geographical Region;

Service C :emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 39 210 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Western England

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85200000 Veterinary services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Western England — Counties defined in the tender documentation.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Service A – tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: a Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B – additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific Geographical Region;

Service C – emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 42 240 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South and Eastern England

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85200000 Veterinary services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

South and Eastern England — Counties defined in the tender documents.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Service A: tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: a Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B: additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific Geographical Region;

Service C :emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 38 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Northern England

 

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85200000 Veterinary services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Northern England — Counties defined in the tender documentation.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Service A: tuberculin testing of bovine and non-bovine animals: a Fully Managed Service (FMS) for the provision of TB testing services within a specific Geographical Region;

Service B: additional veterinary services: a FMS for the provision of Additional Veterinary Services (including Cymorth TB in Wales) that are appropriately delivered by local veterinary practices within a specific Geographical Region;

SERVICE C: emergency support services: provision of critical resource support within GB to enhance the national capability to respond to animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 44 050 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend up to 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

 

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, or contact the eTendering help desk.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 209-510446

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 11/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 8 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/11/2020
Local time: 12:01
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Sealed parallel opening of tender documents via Bravo e-tendering system.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Defra group Commercial
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United KingdomInternet address: http://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Defra group Commercial
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United KingdomInternet address: http://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/09/2020