On Farm Slaughter for Bovine Tuberculosis Control
Welsh Assembly Government. UK-Cardiff: animal husbandry services
Section I: Contracting authority
Welsh Assembly Government on behalf of the Welsh MInisters
Welsh Assembly Government, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
General address of the contracting authority: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
General public services
Housing and community amenities
Public order and safety
Recreation, culture and religion
Other: Animal Disease Control
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.
NUTS code UKL
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: It is expected that this contract will be retendered on a 3 yearly basis (with the option to extend by 12 months). The value of the contract will vary according to demand.
TB is one of the most complex animal health problems currently facing the farming industry in Wales. As part of the TB Eradication Programme, cattle are subject to regular surveillance testing for this disease. In the event of a positive reaction to testing or where there is a likelihood of infection with TB, cattle are compulsory removed from farms and slaughtered.
WG requires animals to be removed from farms within 10 Working Days of reactor confirmation. If Cattle are fit to travel, slaughter takes place in a red meat slaughterhouse approved by the Food Standards Agency. However in certain circumstances there is a need to slaughter animals on farm e.g. when the animal is not fit to travel due to welfare considerations or where the animal is still subject to medicine withdrawal periods and cannot be slaughtered for human consumption.
Bidders are required to provide the slaughter of animals on farm, removal and transport of carcasses, presentation of carcass for post mortem (PM) and provision of accommodation and PM facilities, and disposal of carcass and all other waste arising.
The Welsh Assembly Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +44 8003684850 / Fax: +44 2070600480.
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
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Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Lot 1 North Wales.
Lot 2 West Wales.
Lot 3 East Wales.
Tenders may be submitted for single or multiple lots.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: North Wales
North Powys (county of Montgomeryshire).
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Neath and Port Talbot.
South Powys (counties of Radnorshire and Brecknock).
Rhondda Cynon Taff.
The Vale Of Glamorgan.
77500000, 77110000, 03144000
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Additional information about electronic auction:
Other: English and Welsh.
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority reserves the right to split the requirement into lots.
The Authority is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, while the requirement to do so will not be mandatory, the successful contractor will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this project.
The Contract will be let for a period of 3 years and will have an option to extend the duration up to a period of a further 12 months.
If you require documentation in an alternative format, please contact the named contact point in this document who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, large print, Word document or audio format.
You may find it helpful to contact your regional business advisory network to seek general advice and guidance if you are considering tendering for this and future public sector contracts. Potential bidders in Wales can access services at http://www.fs4b.wales.gov.uk/supplierdevelopmentservice.
This contract will be available for use by other Assembly Government Sponsored Bodies (listed below) with prior written approval of the Authority:
Arts Council of Wales, Care Council for Wales, Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Local Government Boundary Commission, National Library Wales, National Museum Wales, Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Sports Council for Wales, Wales Centre for Health, Welsh Language Board.
Suppliers should note that inclusion on a framework does not constitute a guarantee of employment.
The Client is not obligated to commission any work under this arrangement.
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— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm.
How to find the ITT:
— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’,
— the etender references for this contract are: Project_21897 and ITT_34514 Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page,
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Buy4Wales Reference Number: 29820.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.4.2012