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The Authority is conducting an Open Procedure to procure a Contractor to deliver a Bovine Tuberculosis Advisory Service. The purpose of the Service is to reduce the impact of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) on farms resulting in improved farm productivity ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Defra Network eTendering Portal
17 Nobel House
London
SW1P 3JR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sharon Denham
Telephone: +44 2072385921
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

Tender for Bovine Tuberculosis Advisory Service.

Reference number: 23758
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is conducting an Open Procedure to procure a Contractor to deliver a Bovine Tuberculosis Advisory Service. The purpose of the Service is to reduce the impact of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) on farms resulting in improved farm productivity by providing bespoke tailored advice, both over the phone and on farm.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77000000
80000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Eligible farm businesses cross England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority is conducting an Open Procedure to procure a Contractor to deliver a Bovine Tuberculosis Advisory Service to improve farm productivity in England. The aims of the Service will be to achieve productivity gains to the English cattle herd by reducing the incidence and impact of bTB herd breakdowns in England.

The Service's main activity will be to provide support to Businesses in the target market in the form of farm advice visits and/or telephone advice. The Service, whilst being a stand-alone project, will complement the industry-led TB Hub. The Contractor will require two years relevant experience in project management, co-ordination and reporting skills to enable delivery and ensure delivery is compliant with the regulatory requirements.

II.2.14)Additional information

Funded by Countryside Productivity, a scheme which is run by the Rural Payments Agency on behalf of the Managing Authority to implement measures under Title III of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 to achieve the priorities for rural development set out in that Regulation.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
27/03/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The purpose of this PIN is to notify the market of a possible opportunity and to invite interested parties to a live webinar session on 22.3.2017 at 14:30 GMT and will provide an opportunity for potential suppliers to learn more about the project and submit clarification questions.

If you wish to participate in the event, please register your interest by emailing: by 15:30 GMT on Monday 20.3.2017.

Joining details for the event will be issued nearer to the time.

The intention is to publish Tender documents between before the end of March 2017.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/03/2017