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Veterinary consultancy services in relation to animal production in sub Saharan Africa.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316502508
NUTS code: UKM75

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: university
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

SEBI Veterinary Consultancy Nigeria.

Reference number: NCA20718
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Veterinary consultancy services in relation to animal production in sub Saharan Africa.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 USD
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM75
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Supporting Evidence Based Interventions Programme (‘SEBI Programme’ / ‘we’ / ‘our’) is a newly awarded project to be based at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Its primary purpose is to collect and analyse data with regard to animal production and mortality in developing countries and better understand how this is linked to human standards of wellbeing in rural based communities. One of the primary deliverables under the three year SEBI Programme is the collection and analysis of quantifiable data on the extent and causes of cattle mortality and reproductive diseases in Nigeria, and assessment of potential interventions for addressing related issues (the ‘Nigeria Project’).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Veterinary epidemiological expertise / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge and experience of livestock production in sub Saharan Africa / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge of animal health regulatory framework in sub Saharan Africa / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Proven ability to communicate at all levels and deliver to terms of reference / Weighting: 25
Price - Weighting: 20
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

We have identified Excelvet as an ideal intermediary party to subcontract for the Nigeria Project. Excelvet have all the attributes required, and its consultants who would work on the Nigeria Project, have both worked in recent years in an international NGO. Both have carried out similar projects for BMGF, the UK Department for International Development and the Canadian government and are highly experienced and trustworthy professionals.

We believe that using Excelvet be the optimum approach as the relative skill sets of its Lead Consultants complement and synergise with each other and are invaluable to the successful delivery of the Nigeria Project.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: NCA20718
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Jozef Nellenslaan 94
Telephone: +32 468297120
NUTS code: BE25
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 150 000.00 USD
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 150 000.00 USD
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A standstill period of 10 calendar days shall be applied. This shall commence the day after the date this notice is despatched and is anticipated to end on 29.8.2017.

(SC Ref:508148).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316502508

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: