AHDB is firmly committed to openness, fairness and transparency in selecting all of its suppliers of goods and services. It must do this as a matter of law under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and this approach will also enable us to develop a ‘most economically advantageous’ supply system and maximise our use of levy funds.
AHDB has Standard Terms and Conditions that apply to all its contracts (or agreements) for the purchase of Goods and Services. These may be updated at any time by publication on this website and contracts are made applying the version current at the time of contracting. Suppliers are responsible for keeping themselves aware of changes. The current version applies from 12 April 2010. Previous versions can be obtained on request to the Legal Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVE INVITATIONS TO TENDER (below)
Review of Dairy Market Indicators
AHDB/DairyCo would like to commission research to review the accuracy of two market indicators used within the dairy sector. Our market indicators are published to provide an insight into developments in the market. The AMPE (Actual Milk Price Equivalent) is an indicator of changes in market prices for butter and skimmed milk powder. MCVE (Milk for Cheese Volume Equivalent) assesses returns from mild Cheddar and whey.
The indicators form part of the range of market information reports and data which are used by farmers, dairy processors and others within the food supply chain. This service aims to increase transparency of dairy markets to assist farmers and those involved in the industry in making informed business decisions.
To request a tender pack please email email@example.com. Please note that the deadline for receipt of tenders is 12.00 midday, Friday 21 June 2013.
Consequences of epigenetics and foetal programming for English beef and sheep producers
There is a growing body of evidence that both prenatal nutrition and other stresses can influence the performance of the resulting progeny in the long term. Currently few management strategies for beef and sheep production take these effects into account. Consequently, there is a need to understand the application and consequences of foetal programming for beef and sheep systems in England.
A comprehensive literature review is required to critically analyse the scientific literature on foetal programming and epigenetics in beef and sheep and consider how it relates and can be applied to English systems of production.
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Bids should be received no later than 28th June 2013.
BPEX 2TS Feeder Review
Tenders are invited by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board operating through its BPEX division (?BPEX?) for manufacturers to have their feeders reviewed in a commercial environment. The review will be undertaken to cover pigs from 7kg, through to finish.
Manufacturers are asked to submit one feeder per group (flatdeck/grower 7-35kg, finisher 35-105kg), covering all types, troughs and round feeders.
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Tenders should be sent to Clancy Smith, BPEX division, AHDB, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TL (or Clancy.firstname.lastname@example.org) and must be received no later than 16:00 hours on 21st June 2013.
AHDB CONTRACTS IN PLACE
In line with Government requirements, AHDB has published information regarding contracts and frameworks over £25,000 in value that have been awarded since 1/5/2011. To view this information please download the document below.
Contracts Register - April 2013.xls (Excel document)
Contracts Register - April 2013.csv (csv document)
The register will be updated frequently and will include any new contracts that have been agreed.
Should you require more information, please email Procurement on email@example.com.
AHDB will be procuring other supplies and services. These will also be added to this site.
AHDB’s levy money can only be used in accordance with EU State aid rules. Various schemes covering such activities have been submitted to the European Commission, which enforces the rules. The schemes are described in the links below.