United Kingdom-Aberystwyth: Technical Expertise In Sheep Genetics and Breeding Strategies

HCC is undertaking a project to evaluate the ability to generate long term genetic improvements in the Welsh ewe flock through engagement with hill ram producers and utilising new DNA-based technologies to enable performance recording to take place in extensive hill environments. The work aims to create a critical mass of recorded hill rams / breeding ewes, promote the benefits of performance recorded stock and extend the demand for (and access to) recorded stock.

Notice Details 
Contract notice 
Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive 

Directive 2014/24/EU 

Section I: Contracting Change entity 
I.1) Name and addresses 
Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales 

PO Box 176 

Aberystwyth 

SY23 2YA 

UK 

Contact person: Bryan Regan 

Telephone: +44 1970625050 

E-mail: requests@hccmpw.org.uk 

Fax: +44 1970615148 

NUTS: UKL1 

Internet address(es) 

Main address: https://www.hccmpw.org.uk 

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA24146 

I.2) Joint procurement 
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body 

I.3) Communication 
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at: 

https://hccmpw.org.uk/en/about/corporate-information/procurement/new-opportunities 


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address 


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the following address: 

Hybu Cig Cymru — Meat Promotion Wales 

Aberystwyth 

UK 

E-mail: requests@hccmpw.org.uk 

NUTS: UKL1 

Internet address(es) 

Main address: https://www.hccmpw.org.uk 

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 
Other: Promotion and development of Welsh red meat 

Section II: Object 
II.1) Scope of the procurement 
II.1.1) Title 
Technical Expertise In Sheep Genetics and Breeding Strategies 

II.1.2) Main CPV code 
77110000 


II.1.3) Type of contract 
Services 

II.1.4) Short description 
HCC is undertaking a project to evaluate the ability to generate long term genetic improvements in the Welsh ewe flock through engagement with hill ram producers and utilising new DNA-based technologies to enable performance recording to take place in extensive hill environments. The work aims to create a critical mass of recorded hill rams / breeding ewes, promote the benefits of performance recorded stock and extend the demand for (and access to) recorded stock. 

II.1.5) Estimated total value 
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP 

II.1.6) Information about lots 
This contract is divided into lots: No 

II.2) Description 
II.2.3) Place of performance 
NUTS code: 

UKL1 

II.2.4) Description of the procurement 
The project will involve the following: 

— Recruiting and establishing a representative core of hill flocks to become a hub for genomic information for the population as a whole, 

— Management of participating flocks within their farming environment, for example identifying nucleus ewes and stock sires for tupping groups, performance recording of flock, DNA sampling, scanning and weighing lambs, 

— Utilising DNA capabilities to facilitate genetic improvement within the different production system and environments – tissue sampling and analysis of stock to profile flock and assign parentage, 

— Recording management and performance information about the flock, for example pregnancy scanning, management interventions at lambing, tissue samples and weights of lambs and KPI data 

— Marketing and sale of genetically improved breeding stock from the scheme 

The project activity will run until the end of June 2023. The aim is to recruit 35 hill flocks in three cohorts of 5, 20 and 10 starting in autumn 2018. Nucleus flocks will have approximately 300 ewes. 

HCC requires tenderers who can provide sheep genetic expertise and support for the delivery of the project in relation to the following activities. 

II.2.5) Award criteria 
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents 

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system 
Start: 04/12/2018 

End: 30/09/2023 

This contract is subject to renewal: No 

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited 
II.2.10) Information about variants 
Variants will be accepted: No 

II.2.11) Information about options 
Options: No 

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds 
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes 

II.2.14) Additional information 
The project is funded under the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information 
III.1) Conditions for participation 
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing 
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents 


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability 
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents 


III.2) Conditions related to the contract 
Section IV: Procedure 
IV.1) Description 
IV.1.1) Type of procedure 
Open procedure 

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

IV.2) Administrative information 
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate 
Date: 29/10/2018 

Local time: 17:00 

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted 
EN 

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender) 

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders 
Date: 29/10/2018 

Local time: 17:00 

Place: 

Aberystwyth 

Section VI: Complementary information 
VI.1) Information about recurrence 
This is a recurrent procurement: No 

VI.3) Additional information 
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=85667. 

(WA Ref:85667) 

VI.4) Procedures for review 
VI.4.1) Review body 
Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales 

PO Box 176 

Aberystwyth 

SY23 2YA 

UK 

Telephone: +44 1970625050 

Internet address(es) 

URL: https://www.hccmpw.org.uk 

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice 
24/09/2018