UK-York: Export Health Certification - Distributed Ledger

Notice Abstract
This proposed piece of work seeks to explore the capabilities and benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology for Export Health Certification. This will support the British brand and make it easier for farmers and Food Business Operators to meet complex Rules of Origin with third countries. The work builds on the recommendations of the Elliott Review to increase consumer trust and enabling to be traced back to its source. The FSA wants to test whether the capabilities and innovations around Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can: - Enhance traceability of the supply chain; - Enable users (Food Business Operators, Farmers, FSA) to view relevant data digitally; - Remove duplication in reporting and paperwork required for export certification; - Use smart contracts to ensure automation in the process where feasible; - Conduct parallel discovery work to validate user needs Our expected outcome will be a scalable working pilot that tests our hypothesis but can be built and developed further with industry participants to include additional products and volume. Industry Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products - 03000000 Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation - 34000000 Software package and information systems - 48000000

Notice Details
CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
Notice Type: SERVICES
1 Authority Details
1.1
Authority Name and Address
Official Name:
Food Standards Agency
Postal Address:
N/A
Town:
York Postal Code:
Country:
UK
For the attention of:
Paula Welsh Telephone:
N/A
E-Mail:
paula.welsh@food.gov.uk Fax:
N/A
Internet Address (URL):
1.2
Address from which documentation may be obtained
As in 1.1

1.3
Completed documents must be returned to:
As in 1.1

2 Contract Details
2.1
Title
Export Health Certification - Distributed Ledger

2.2
Description of the goods or services required
This proposed piece of work seeks to explore the capabilities and benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology for Export Health Certification. This will support the British brand and make it easier for farmers and Food Business Operators to meet complex Rules of Origin with third countries.

The work builds on the recommendations of the Elliott Review to increase consumer trust and enabling to be traced back to its source.

The FSA wants to test whether the capabilities and innovations around Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can:

- Enhance traceability of the supply chain;

- Enable users (Food Business Operators, Farmers, FSA) to view relevant data digitally;

- Remove duplication in reporting and paperwork required for export certification;

- Use smart contracts to ensure automation in the process where feasible;

- Conduct parallel discovery work to validate user needs

Our expected outcome will be a scalable working pilot that tests our hypothesis but can be built and developed further with industry participants to include additional products and volume.

Industry

Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products - 03000000

Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation - 34000000

Software package and information systems - 48000000

2.3
Notice Coding and Classification
2.4
Total quantity or scope of tender
Location of contract YO1 7PR

Value of contract £175k

Contract start date 04 January 2019

Contract end date 31 March 2019

3 Conditions for Participation
3.1
Minimum standards and qualification required
4 Administrative Information
4.1
Type of Procedure
The procedure type is unknown.

4.2
Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority
n/a

4.3
Time Limits
Responses by 07-12-2018 Time 12:00
4.5
Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up
EN
4.6
Tender Submission Postbox
5 Other Information
5.1
Additional Information
Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/c1d2c413-5472-487b-a851-b641960a7a79?p=@UFQxUlRRPT0=NjJNT08=

Closing date 07 December 2018

(MT Ref:278679)

5.2
Additional Documentation
5.3
Publication date of this notice
21-11-2018
SF 51a