Call 2013: Tenders
Call for tender n° EAHC/2013/BTSF/16: Organisation and implementation of training activities on official supervision as regards semen, ova and embryos under the "Better Training for Safer Food" initiative
The present call for tender covers the organisation and implementation of training activities on official supervision as regards semen, ova and embryos.
The contractor will organise and implement 10 four-day training courses covering relevant aspects applicable to controls to be carried out to verify compliance with legislation on production, collection, processing, storage and transportation of semen, ova and embryos. The training is addressed to official veterinarians from local veterinary services responsible for official supervision of semen collection and storage centres and of embryos collection and production teams, and to officials from central Competent Veterinary Authorities in charge of this field of regulation.
The courses will be held in three or more distinct locations, to be chosen by the Contractor, geographically equally distributed among the different EU Member States. As the matters covered will need practical demonstration, the location should be close to holdings/structures that can grant the availability of such practical training.
The objectives of this training are to:
- increase understanding and knowledge of the organisation and functioning of semen collection/storage centres and embryos collection/production teams of different species of animals;
- present the role and scope of official inspections in that field;
- ensure a common understanding of the minimum requirements for approval and supervision of the centres and teams,
- propose a practical approach for a sound assessment of the conditions of approval and supervision of the centres and teams (in regular inspections or following identification of possible animal health event);
- develop skills and disseminate best practices in official veterinary inspection in this field;
- ensure consistent and high implementation standards across the EU.
The final aim of this training is to provide a common and more harmonized understanding between the different Members States concerning this technical field, ensuring that a high level of animal health standard is achieved across the EU.
Furthermore, the training should increase the efficacy of veterinary services in protecting the EU territory against the occurrence of animal diseases through the trade in or imports into the EU of germinal products.
The topics addressed in the course will include but are not necessarily limited to:
Practical application of the EU provisions related to the official supervision of the collection, storage and/or production of semen, ova and embryos of bovine, swine, ovine, caprine and equine animals and trade in and imports of semen, ova, and embryos. In particular, the following subjects must be presented:
- Functioning of semen collection/storage centres and embryos collection/production teams of different species of animals, and process for collection, production, storage of semen, ova, and embryos;
- Conditions and criteria for the official approval of semen collection/storage centres and embryos collection/production teams (including assessment of structural or organisational modifications);
- Conditions and criteria for the official supervision of semen collection/storage centres and embryos collection/production teams, including quality management, traceability, and biosecurity;
- Conditions applying to the donor animals, species by species, including standards of animal health tests, actions in case of positive test result in a donor and their official supervision;
- Practical approach for the organisation, preparation, and implementation of official controls;
- Rules on transport, trade in and imports of germinal products, including veterinary certification;
- "Animal Health Law" regulation proposal 1, concerning inter alia germinal products and its future ramifications in this area;
- Challenges posed by new technologies: semen sexing, embryo engineering.
In order to achieve the best results from the training courses, the expected global number for the whole training programme is 230 participants.
For more information, please contact EAHC-BTSF-CALLS@ec.europa.eu under the following reference: EAHC/2013/BTSF/16.
The deadline to submit tenders for this procedure is the 27 September 2013.
- Invitation to tender
- Contract notice
- Tender specifications
- PDF tender form (Adobe Reader 9.5 or higher is required)
Note: this PDF form contains the following annexes:
- Annex Ia - Tender submission form
- Annex Ib - Letter of mandate
- Annex IIa - Legal entity form for public entities
- Annex IIb - Legal entity form for private entities
- Annex IIc - Legal entity form for individuals
- Annex III - Financial identification form
- Annex IV - Declaration of honour
- Annex VII - Economic and financial capacity overview
- Annex V - Financial Offer Form
- Annex VI - Draft contract and annexes
- Annex VIII - Checklist
- Annex IX - Statement of availability and exclusivity
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