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Services - 510446-2019

29/10/2019    S209

United Kingdom-London: Veterinary services

2019/S 209-510446

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Defra Network eTendering Portal
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
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
I.2)Information about 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:

24989 — Veterinary Delivery Partnership — Livestock Testing Services

Reference number: 24989
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85200000 Veterinary services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The authority intends to launch a tender which seeks to appoint multiple contractors to supply TB testing services from April 2021 in England and Wales.

TB testing is a critical part of Defra's TB eradication strategy, it plays a crucial role in identifying infected herds and individual cattle, and thus helping to reduce further spread of the disease.

The appointed contractors will be required to administer and provide testing (including via subcontractors) on behalf of the Defra Organisation and Welsh Government and will include:

— Service A: TB testing in England and Wales for bovine and non-bovine species,

— Service B: Other Official Veterinarian (OV) services,

— Service C: the provision of OV services in an animal disease outbreak,

— Service D: vaccination delivery services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 125 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

To be confirmed at tender stage.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Supplier Engagement

Lot No: All
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85200000 Veterinary services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKF EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKH EAST OF ENGLAND
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales — geographic lots to be determined after initial market engagement.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A follow up supplier day will be held on 28.11.2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (doors open at 9.30 a.m.) at the Owsley Room, Bournbrook Pavillion, University of Birmingham.

The purpose of the Supplier Day is to provide a forum for potential suppliers of the service to gain a broad understanding of future requirements. It will also provide an opportunity to share and gain feedback which may be used to shape the proposition before any formal procurement commences.

Please note that in order to manage numbers, only two persons from any one organisation may attend the Supplier Day.

All those organisations wishing to attend the Supplier Day should register on Bravo and respond to the questions provided in the dummy pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) under project 24989 on or before Wednesday 3rd July.

Slides and Q&A from the engagement will be published on Bravo after the event.

Further supplier engagement is anticipated in the winter of 2019 to further refine the requirement before the ITT publication in early 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
23/01/2020

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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/10/2019