Offical Veterinary Surgeon Services at Southampton Border Inspection Post

Offical Veterinary Surgeon Services at Southampton Border Inspection Post

Southampton City Council invites tenders from suitably experienced Veterinary Surgeons who wish to tender for the appointment as officlal veterinary surgeon at the Southampton Border Inspection Post.

Reference number: EC09/01/1964

Deadline date: 01/05/2012

This deadline is for… Return of tenders

Contract value: £100,000 – £500,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southampton

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Procurement Services

 

Description of the contract

Southampton City Council invites tenders from suitably experienced Veterinary Surgeons who wish to tender for the appointment as officlal veterinary surgeon at the Southampton Border Inspection Post. Applicants will need to be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Attendance at the border inspection post will need to cover weekdays and weekends (where necessary). The function involves veterinary checks on relevant products of animal origin from non-EU countries. The services will be provided via a services agreement. It is anticipated that the contract will commence in September 2012 and will be for a period of four years, with an option to extend for up to one year at the sole discretion of the council. Please note that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply. Further details will be included in the invitation to tender documentation. Whilst every effort has been made to consider the full scope of the requirement the Council does not guarantee the volume of services resulting from this tender or that it will accept any tender on completion of the tender exercise.

 

Documents

 

Classification of the contract

85200000 Veterinary services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

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: 60 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Richard Eyles

Address One Guildhall Square, Southampton, SO14 7FP

Telephone 023 8083 2467

Extension number:

Fax

Email procurement@southampton.gov.uk

Web address

 

How to apply

Applicants will be required to apply via the “Supply Southampton” website which can be accessed via, http://www.southampton.gov.uk/supplysouthampton where you can register your details and access the tender documents “ITTs open to all suppliers” link. Tenders must be submitted by no later than the time/date indicated. For further information on the requirements please contact Richard Eyles on 023 8083 2467 or email: Richard.eyles@southampton.gov.uk. A performance bond, and/or parent company guarantee in the case of a subsidiary company, may be required. Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating to them will be indicated in the tender documents. Award of tender will be the most economically advantageous tender received. The Contracting Authority may be subject to governmental codes of practice or guidance relating to a transparency agenda, including the policy of publishing contracts and all other documents relating to public procurement activity, such as for example the December 2010 document “Transparency – Publication of New Central Government Contracts”. Accordingly and notwithstanding any other provision within this notice, it should be noted that the Contracting Authority will publish any documents relating to the procurement and subsequent contract award resulting from this notice (but with any information which is exempt from disclosure in accordance with the provisions of the FOIA redacted) in accordance with the aforementioned governmental transparency agenda. The Council undertakes to use reasonable endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then consider the sensitivity statement before replying to any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.