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Defra Network eTendering Portal — The Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs; Defra; Natural England; Environment Agency; Forestry Commission | Published October 17, 2017
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90700000, 90710000, 90711500, 90713000, 90714100, 90714500, 90720000, 90721700, 90730000, 90731400, 90732600, 90722000, 90740000, 90721100

Defra & Natural England require implementation of a framework to cover a programme of Agri Environment Scheme Monitoring & Evaluation projects designed to assess the progress, success & impacts of Agri-environment schemes. Each project is part of a planned programme of monitoring & evaluation (assessed annually) that addresses both the strategic needs of Defra policy divisions & the operational needs of Natural England, Forestry Commission in ensuring efficient & effective delivery of scheme objectives. The framework will support a range of longer term projects providing baseline monitoring & reappraisals, as well as continuing with a programme of shorter term projects aimed at addressing specific questions raised as a consequence of our monitoring programme/operational needs.

The contract will be funded by the current Rural Development Programme for England, out of joint EU and UK Exchequer funds. The funding, known as Technical Assistance, is only available for monitoring.

This lot covers delivery assessments of whole management agreements, including baseline assessments of new agreements and resurveys at regular intervals to measure and evaluate the results achieved across the full range of Agri-Environment scheme objectives. It requires competence across a wide range of activities such as: the design of sampling programmes, carrying out multi-objective environmental field and agreement scale monitoring, assessing progress against indicators of success, design of databases, collection, collation, storage and provision of data, quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and report writing. This lot also requires an in depth knowledge of Agri-Environment schemes and agreement options and a good knowledge of each of the objectives of the Agri-Environment schemes.

This lot covers monitoring that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring. It will cover specific monitoring of the impact that Rural Development Programme interventions are having on air quality, water quality, soil protection and flood management. It will require expertise in all of these areas and also in the construction and population of databases, GIS, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that Agri-Environment schemes are having on invertebrate species assemblages of value in the farmed landscape. It will require expertise in terrestrial and freshwater ecology, invertebrate species identification and field monitoring techniques, GI, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that Agri-Environment schemes are having on non-avian vertebrate species (e.g. mammals, reptiles, amphibians and freshwater fish) and their habitats that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require expertise in terrestrial and freshwater ecology, species identification and field monitoring techniques, construction and population of databases, GI, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that Agri-Environment schemes are having on bird species and their habitats that complements, and may flow from the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require expertise in ornithology and terrestrial ecology, species identification and field monitoring techniques, construction and population of databases, GI, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing. It is also likely to require access to the data from the various long term surveillance programmes that are used to monitor bird populations at a national level.

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that Agri-Environment schemes are having on landscape character that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require an understanding of the National Character Area (NCA) framework and profiles, expertise in landscape character

assessment and also in GI and report writing.

This lot covers monitoring of the impact that Agri-Environment schemes are having on particular plants or groups of plants and their habitats that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require species identification skills, an understanding of plant ecology and a good understanding of field survey techniques. It will also require expertise in the construction and population of databases, GI, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

This lot covers monitoring of the impact that Agri-Environment schemes are having on multiple species groups at the landscape scale in the farmed landscape, i.e. beyond individual agreements and species specific surveys and assessments. It will require a comprehensive understanding of field survey techniques for a range of species groups and expertise in the design and implementation of large scale field survey activity, including relevant species identification skills. It will also require expertise in spatial and statistical data analysis and report writing.

This lot covers evaluations of Agri-Environment scheme design and implementation, including factors such as the effectiveness of Agri-Environment scheme targeting, the role of advice in supporting agreement development and implementation, the role of facilitation and land manager views and attitudes towards Agri-Environment schemes. It may also include the modelling of potential longer-term environmental impacts of changes in Agri-Environment scheme design/patterns of Agri-Environment scheme uptake. It requires competence across a wide range of activities such as: the design of sampling programmes, completing questionnaire and interview/survey activity, design of databases, collection, collation, storage and provision of data, quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and report writing. This lot also requires an in depth knowledge of Agri-Environment schemes and agreement options and a good knowledge of each of the objectives of the Agri-Environment scheme.

This lot covers the delivery of soil analysis in order to provide Natural England with soil condition information. It will require expertise in soil science particularly laboratory analysis of soil pH, organic matter, soil carbon and nutrient status as well as competence in IT systems and databases.

The provision of a Reading List System

University of York | Published March 14, 2017
Winner
Ex Libris (UK) Ltd
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48160000, 48100000

The provision of online reading list software and support that is linked to the University's virtual learning environment.

The provision of a Reading List System.

University of York | Published March 14, 2017
Winner
Ex Libris (UK) Ltd
cpvs
48100000

The provision of online reading list software and support that is linked to the University's virtual learning environment.

Hosting for the Genesis IT Application.

Natural England | Published February 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 23, 2015
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72000000, 48820000

Natural England is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Natural England administers agri-environment schemes under Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). These schemes cover some 70 % of the farmed environment in England. Circa 400 000 000 GBP in scheme grants is paid to agreement holders annually to: — create, protect and enhance wildlife habitats; — protect soils and natural resources; — conserve protected landscapes; — protect archaeological sites and historic landscape features; — provide opportunities for recreation and education. Natural England is seeking to continue the provision of its current IT systems to enable us to administer our existing ongoing multi-annual agreements and meet our obligations under the regulations governing the EU-funded CAP schemes. Following the award of the Genesis Legacy contract (Ref: Contract Award Notice 2014/S057095641) last year, the contract to be awarded under this procurement procedure, together with 2 parallel procurement procedures, will replace the above referenced contract. This has been necessitated by an internal change of strategic direction within Defra. The scope of this contract will consist of the secure hosting of the existing application components and capabilities, either reusing the existing hardware assets or by providing a cost effective alternative solution. You will be required to work with our incumbent service provider and our future service integrator to effect the seamless transition of services, minimising downtime and impacts to Natural England's business. You will co-operate with Natural England's other IT providers and those of other Government Agencies to manage interfaces and dependencies to ensure the end to end service meets our requirements. The Genesis system is a complex, multi-environment set of IT capabilities and components employing multiple technologies, including databases, application server, workflow, web-server, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Enhance Transform Load (ETL), business intelligence and reporting capabilities and bespoke components. It is anticipated that the contract(s) will have a go live date of 1.4.2016, with an earlier transition period still to be determined.

Research and development services and related consultancy services

Food Standards Agency | Published October 25, 2016  -  Deadline November 23, 2016
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73000000

Each year in partnership with EA, NRW and SEPA, the FSA publishes a report: ‘Radioactivity in Food and the Environment’ (RIFE) which provides the most comprehensive annual independent report of public exposure to radioactivity in the UK.RIFE assesses the effects of radioactivity on the public including people who live close to nuclear sites and eat locally produced food. The report also assesses the exposure to radioactivity from the direct radiation arising from activities carried out on nuclear sites.

Application Maintenance and Support with Systems and Service Integration for the Genesis IT Application.

Natural England | Published May 27, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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72000000

Natural England is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Natural England administers agri-environment schemes under Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). These schemes cover some 70 % of the farmed environment in England. Circa 400 000 000 GBP in scheme grants is paid to agreement holders annually to: — create, protect and enhance wildlife habitats; — protect soils and natural resources; — conserve protected landscapes; — protect archaeological sites and historic landscape features; — provide opportunities for recreation and education. Natural England is seeking to continue the provision of its current IT systems to enable us to administer our existing ongoing multi-annual agreements and meet our obligations under the regulations governing the EU-funded CAP schemes. Following the award of the Genesis Legacy contract (Ref: Contract Award Notice 2014/S057095641) last year, the contract to be awarded under the envisaged procurement procedure, together with 2 parallel procurement procedures, will replace the above referenced contract. This has been necessitated by an internal change of strategic direction within Defra in relation to the ongoing support and delivery of these particular schemes. The Genesis system is a complex, multi-environment set of IT capabilities and components employing multiple technologies, including databases, application server, workflow, web-server, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Enhance Transform Load (ETL), business intelligence and reporting capabilities and bespoke Java components. The scope of the contract will consist of: — Managing the successful delivery of an end to end service by providing a Service and Systems Integration function and managing and the successful Hosting and Application Development service providers; — Providing application support and a service desk to Natural England's business users and working with our service management team to provide a resilient service that meets Natural England's business needs; — Managing the deployment of changes to the application developed by third parties to meet changing business needs; — Working in co-operation with Natural England's other IT providers and those of other Government Agencies, to manage interfaces and dependencies; — Working with our incumbent service provider and managing the successful hosting and application development providers to effect the seamless transition of services, minimising downtime and impacts to Natural England's business; — It is anticipated that the contract(s) will have a go live date of 1.4.2016, with an earlier transition period commencing from contract award.

Application Development for the Genesis IT Application.

Natural England | Published February 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 23, 2015
cpvs
72000000

Natural England is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Natural England administers agri-environment schemes under Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). These schemes cover some 70 % of the farmed environment in England. Circa 400 000 000 GBP in scheme grants is paid to agreement holders annually to: — create, protect and enhance wildlife habitats; — protect soils and natural resources; — conserve protected landscapes; — protect archaeological sites and historic landscape features; — provide opportunities for recreation and education. Natural England is seeking to continue the provision of its current IT systems to enable us to administer our existing ongoing multi-annual agreements and meet our obligations under the regulations governing the EU-funded CAP schemes. Following the award of the Genesis Legacy contract (Ref: Contract Award Notice 2014/S057095641) last year, the contract to be awarded under this procurement procedure, together with 2 parallel procurement procedures, will replace the above referenced contract. This has been necessitated by an internal change of strategic direction within Defra. The scope of the contract will consist of delivering a scalable capability to make changes to the application to meet changing business needs, including those required by CAP reform, regulatory and policy changes; You will be required to work with our incumbent service provider and future service integrator to effect the seamless transition of services, minimising downtime and impacts to Natural England's business, whilst continuing to deliver changes into the system in parallel to meet our challenging timescales for implementing EU policy change; You will co-operate with Natural England's other IT providers and those of other Government Agencies to manage interfaces and dependencies to ensure the end to end service meets our requirements. The Genesis system is a complex, multi-environment set of IT capabilities and components employing multiple technologies, including databases, application server, workflow, web-server, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Enhance Transform Load (ETL), business intelligence and reporting capabilities and bespoke Java components. It is anticipated that the contract(s) will have a go live date of 1.4.2016, with an earlier transition period still to be determined.

Research and development services and related consultancy services

Food Standards Agency | Published March 21, 2017
Winner
CEFAS
cpvs
73000000

This project is part of the radiological programme that includes monitoring and assessing the impact on the food chain of radiological discharges. The programme includes the monitoring for levels of radioactivity in food and the predictive modelling of exposure. The work enables FSA to assure the public about the safety of food, and this is an important contributing factor to public confidence in the nuclear industry and power generation. The results of the work inform and are essential to the production of the annual Radioactivity in Food and the Environment report.

Each year in partnership with EA, NRW and SEPA, the FSA publishes a report: ‘Radioactivity in Food and the Environment’ (RIFE) which provides the most comprehensive annual independent report of public exposure to radioactivity in the UK.RIFE assesses the effects of radioactivity on the public including people who live close to nuclear sites and eat locally produced food. The report also assesses the exposure to radioactivity from the direct radiation arising from activities carried out on nuclear sites.

To support the production of RIFE the FSA (supported by the EA and ONR) instructs a technical support contractor to undertake a Consumer Habits Research Programme around nuclear licensed sites in England and Wales. Each year, surveys of local habits for leisure, dwelling and food consumption at a selection of sites are conducted. The sites are agreed at an annual meeting of FSA, EA and ONR.

Natural England Marine Monitoring Framework.

Natural England | Published February 6, 2016  -  Deadline February 29, 2016
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98360000, 98363000, 90720000, 79961000, 90700000, 72316000, 71354100, 71354500, 90714100, 34513550, 98361000, 90700000, 90700000, 48326100, 71355000, 98363000

Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Food and Rural Affairs. Natural England's role is to provide advice and an evidence base to government and regulators to improve decision making in the marine environment and deliver environmental objectives. This Notice is being issued to highlight the Invitation to Tender for the five lot, multi-supplier marine monitoring framework. This framework will improve the evidence base through data collection and analysis to guide and inform effective and practical marine conservation. The Authority has discretion to award by Direct Award or Mini-Competition. Differing survey methods have been broken down into separate lots, with a framework being placed to deliver each lot covering the following areas:

Northern North Sea;

Southern North Sea;

Eastern Channel;

Southern;

South west;

Irish Sea;

Natural England is establishing this framework for the provision of services to NE and;

— Defra;

Environment Agency;

— Cefas;

— MMO;

— JNCC.

Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products

Defra Network eTendering Portal | Published August 31, 2016
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FBS is a panel survey. The farms are full-time or part-time commercial undertakings and data collected covers all aspects of the farm business; both financial i.e. output value and costs relating to all farming enterprises; diversified activities; revenue from agricultural support and agri-environment schemes and physical as well as labour and geographical characteristics. Data is used to construct a management account for each farm comprising a profit and loss account, balance sheet and net worth reconciliation. A key aspect of the survey is the individual feedback provided to co-operating farmers to enable a review of their business performance. The FBS methodology has been established over a number of years based on sound management accounting principles and in line with the requirements from FADN. The purpose of this PIN is to provide the market with an overview of the type of service required and to advise that a supplier engagement event is to be held on Thursday, 6th October.

Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment, Triage and Treatment Services (MSK).

NHS Vale of York CCG | Published February 14, 2015  -  Deadline March 25, 2015
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85100000

NHS Vale of York CCG wish to establish a single Provider contract for the provision of Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment, Triage and Treatment Services (MSK). The MSK service will provide an accurate triage of referrals, assessment, investigation and treatment of a range of MSK symptoms and onward referral when deemed necessary. The new services will be implemented by 1.9.2015, enabling service users to access the care they need in a variety of ways. The MSK service also links to key objectives of the 5 year plan: promoting healthy lifestyles; timely treatment and supporting long-term conditions to improve quality of life. The MSK service will provide a multi-disciplinary service — providing a one-stop service for assessment, diagnosis, treatment or referral to other specialists — in appropriate service setting (e.g. primary/community care). We are looking for one provider who can bring added value to the Vale of York health and social care economy. This might include contributing clinical and operational expertise and leadership, the ability to drive service transformation and innovation in the context of a challenging financial environment. We need providers who value the contribution and role of other partners and will proactively take every opportunity to work with partners in maximising the impact and benefit of services and resources. The CCG expects the provider to be able to evidence continuous improvement based on current evolving evidence-based best practice. The term of the Contract will be 5 years from 1.9.2015 to 31.8.2020.

FS131008 Consumer Habits Research around Radiological Sites

Food Standards | Published April 26, 2017  -  Deadline November 23, 2016
Winner
Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
cpvs
73100000

This project is part of the radiological programme that includes monitoring and assessing the impact on the food chain of radiological discharges. The programme includes the monitoring for levels of radioactivity in food and the predictive modelling of exposure. The work enables FSA to assure the public about the safety of food, and this is an important contributing factor to public confidence in the nuclear industry and power generation. The results of the work inform and are essential to the production of the annual Radioactivity in Food and the Environment report.

Integrated Community Equipment Service and Community Wheelchair Service

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group | Published August 27, 2016
Winner
Nottingham Rehab Limited (Trading as NRS Healthcare)
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NHS Vale of York CCG is seeking to commission an Integrated Community Equipment Service and Community Wheelchair Service for its population and that of the associated commissioning organisations (combined population of 800 000 plus) through a restricted procurement process. It is anticipated that the new services will be in place by December 2016. The services are divided into 2 lots and bidders can bid for 1 or both of the lots. NHS Vale of York is acting as lead commissioner for this procurement on behalf of:

Lot 1: Integrated Community Equipment Service — NHS Vale of York CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire & Whitby CCG, North Yorkshire County Council, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG and NHS Cumbria CCG.

Lot 2: Community Wheelchair Service — NHS Vale of York CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG.

Currently City of York Council are not party to this contract. However, dependant on their preferred future commissioning intentions, we reserve the right (subject to the agreement of all parties) to potentially add them as an additional associate at any point throughout the duration of this contract. This may lead to an increase in demand and activity of circa 700 000 GBP per annum.

We are looking for providers who can bring added value to the North Yorkshire Health and Social Care economy. The preferred bidder(s) will be required to demonstrate how they will deliver services in an environment of transforming health and social care provision as outlined in the NHS five year forward view and the Care Act 2014.

This contract is for a period of 60 months plus an optional 24 months extension.

Lecture Capture System.

University of York | Published January 21, 2016
Winner
Panopto EMEA Limited
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80000000, 48190000, 92000000

The University's vision for technology enhanced learning includes a commitment to enhancing student learning through the provision of lecture recordings. This relates to the recording of lecture slides and output from a computer with audio, which are published to students in a fully-automated way. The service may also accept inputs from other hardware such as visualisers and video cameras. Lecture capture offers a different learning experience that allows students to recap parts of the lecture they did not understand or ideas they want to explore further.

The University established a scheduled lecture recording service in 2012 which has steadily grown to a service where lectures are recorded in 40 lecture and seminar rooms across campus. The University now seeks to renew its central lecture recording provision with a view to identifying a full institutional solution that will support the automated recording of lectures in all teaching venues across campus, to be fully operational from October 2016.

The University requires a solution that will integrate with the University's Syllabus Plus timetabling service to support the automated scheduling of recordings. The solution should also provide a facility for devolved system usage at a departmental level, in response to ad hoc recording requests. The solution will provide students with easy access, playback and search of lecture captures and should be mobile ready, providing users with an intuitive and efficient interface with contemporary web-design controls. It will support seamless integrations with other business systems and learning applications, including our institutional virtual learning environment running on Blackboard software.

The University seeks a managed hosting solution, with the service provider meeting institutional requirements for the retention of lecture recordings in the cloud and their availability to system users on demand. This might include hosted solutions using open source software.

Integrated Community Equipment Service and Community Wheelchair Service.

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group | Published March 18, 2016  -  Deadline April 20, 2016
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85000000, 33192600, 98000000, 33193220, 50000000, 33196200, 33193121, 33700000, 33193120, 85323000, 50324200, 33196000, 33196100, 50421100

NHS Vale of York CCG is seeking to commission an Integrated Community Equipment Service and Community Wheelchair Service for its population and that of the associated commissioning organisations (combined population of 800 000 plus) through a restricted procurement process. It is anticipated that the new services will be in place by December 2016. The services are divided into 2 lots and bidders can bid for 1 or both of the lots. NHS Vale of York is acting as lead commissioner for this procurement on behalf of:

Lot 1: Integrated Community Equipment Service — NHS Vale of York CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, North Yorkshire County Council, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG and NHS Cumbria CCG.

Lot 2: Community Wheelchair Service — NHS Vale of York CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG.

Currently City of York Council are not party to this contract. However, dependant on their preferred future commissioning intentions, we reserve the right (subject to the agreement of all parties) to potentially add them as an additional associate at any point throughout the duration of this contract. This may lead to an increase in demand and activity of circa 700 000 GBP per annum.

We are looking for providers who can bring added value to the North Yorkshire Health and Social Care economy. The preferred bidder(s) will be required to demonstrate how they will deliver services in an environment of transforming health and social care provision as outlined in the NHS 5 year forward view and the Care Act 2014.

This contract is for a period of 60 months plus an optional 24 months extension.

Food Standards Agency — FS102127 A systematic literature review to assess the significance of the food chain in the context of antimicrobial resistance.

Food Standards Agency | Published October 31, 2015
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73000000

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health issue and a food safety concern worldwide. However, there is uncertainty around the contribution food makes to the problem of AMR and in communication to consumers in relation to this issue and food. Significant evidence gaps include the contribution of different foods of both animal and non-animal origin, food handlers in the processing and caterings settings and also the relative importance of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in foods imported into the UK as opposed to food produced domestically. Further information is also needed on the movement of resistance genes throughout the food chain. We are proposing to address these gaps by commissioning a systematic review of the available literature (including international papers) to assess the significance of the food chain in the context of AMR. This work links into the objective of the FSA in carrying out its functions to protect public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food (including risks caused by the way in which it is produced or supplied) and otherwise to protect the interests of consumers in relation to food. This information will be used to underpin the development of future work on AMR and/or implement interventions to reduce AMR in the food chain. The review may also give us an initial indication of how the food supply chain interacts with other transmission pathways (such as humans, animals and the environment) in promoting the development of AMR. This will allow us to target and prioritise our interventions appropriately to minimise resistance. This was identified as an evidence gap within the UK 5-year cross-Government Strategy on AMR which was published in 2013.

Food Standards Agency — FS102127 A systematic literature review to assess the significance of the fo

Food Standards Agency | Published October 31, 2015
cpvs
73000000

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health issue and a food safety concern worldwide. However, there is uncertainty around the contribution food makes to the problem of AMR and in communication to consumers in relation to this issue and food. Significant evidence gaps include the contribution of different foods of both animal and non-animal origin, food handlers in the processing and caterings settings and also the relative importance of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in foods imported into the UK as opposed to food produced domestically. Further information is also needed on the movement of resistance genes throughout the food chain. We are proposing to address these gaps by commissioning a systematic review of the available literature (including international papers) to assess the significance of the food chain in the context of AMR. This work links into the objective of the FSA in carrying out its functions to protect public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food (including risks caused by the way in which it is produced or supplied) and otherwise to protect the interests of consumers in relation to food. This information will be used to underpin the development of future work on AMR and/or implement interventions to reduce AMR in the food chain. The review may also give us an initial indication of how the food supply chain interacts with other transmission pathways (such as humans, animals and the environment) in promoting the development of AMR. This will allow us to target and prioritise our interventions appropriately to minimise resistance. This was identified as an evidence gap within the UK 5-year cross-Government Strategy on AMR which was published in 2013.

Food Standards Agency — FS102127 A systematic literature review to assess the significance of the fo

Food Standards Agency | Published March 24, 2015  -  Deadline April 30, 2015
cpvs
73110000, 73000000, 73300000

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health issue and a food safety concern worldwide. However, there is uncertainty around the contribution food makes to the problem of AMR and in communication to consumers in relation to this issue and food. Significant evidence gaps include the contribution of different foods of both animal and non-animal origin, food handlers in the processing and caterings settings and also the relative importance of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in foods imported into the UK as opposed to food produced domestically. Further information is also needed on the movement of resistance genes throughout the food chain. We are proposing to address these gaps by commissioning a systematic review of the available literature (including international papers) to assess the significance of the food chain in the context of AMR. This work links into the objective of the FSA in carrying out its functions to protect public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food (including risks caused by the way in which it is produced or supplied) and otherwise to protect the interests of consumers in relation to food. This information will be used to underpin the development of future work on AMR and/or implement interventions to reduce AMR in the food chain. The review may also give us an initial indication of how the food supply chain interacts with other transmission pathways (such as humans, animals and the environment) in promoting the development of AMR. This will allow us to target and prioritise our interventions appropriately to minimise resistance. This was identified as an evidence gap within the UK 5-year cross-Government Strategy on AMR which was published in 2013. Please see further information in attachments.

Lecture Capture System.

University of York | Published May 6, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
cpvs
80000000, 92000000, 48190000

The University's vision for technology enhanced learning includes a commitment to enhancing student learning through the provision of lecture recordings. This relates to the recording of lecture slides and output from a computer with audio, which are published to students in a fully-automated way. The service may also accept inputs from other hardware such as visualisers and video cameras. Lecture capture offers a different learning experience that allows students to recap parts of the lecture they did not understand or ideas they want to explore further. The University established a scheduled lecture recording service in 2012 which has steadily grown to a service where lectures are recorded in 40 lecture and seminar rooms across campus. The University now seeks to renew its central lecture recording provision with a view to identifying a full institutional solution that will support the automated recording of lectures in all teaching venues across campus, to be fully operational from October 2016. The University requires a solution that will integrate with the University's Syllabus Plus timetabling service to support the automated scheduling of recordings. The solution should also provide a facility for devolved system usage at a departmental level, in response to ad hoc recording requests. The solution will provide students with easy access, playback and search of lecture captures and should be mobile ready, providing users with an intuitive and efficient interface with contemporary web-design controls. It will support seamless integrations with other business systems and learning applications, including our institutional virtual learning environment running on Blackboard software. The University seeks a managed hosting solution, with the service provider meeting institutional requirements for the retention of lecture recordings in the cloud and their availability to system users on demand. This might include hosted solutions using open source software.

Lecture Capture System.

University of York | Published May 6, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2015
cpvs
80000000, 92000000, 48190000

The University's vision for technology enhanced learning includes a commitment to enhancing student learning through the provision of lecture recordings. This relates to the recording of lecture slides and output from a computer with audio, which are published to students in a fully-automated way. The service may also accept inputs from other hardware such as visualisers and video cameras. Lecture capture offers a different learning experience that allows students to recap parts of the lecture they did not understand or ideas they want to explore further. The University established a scheduled lecture recording service in 2012 which has steadily grown to a service where lectures are recorded in 40 lecture and seminar rooms across campus. The University now seeks to renew its central lecture recording provision with a view to identifying a full institutional solution that will support the automated recording of lectures in all teaching venues across campus, to be fully operational from October 2016. The University requires a solution that will integrate with the University's Syllabus Plus timetabling service to support the automated scheduling of recordings. The solution should also provide a facility for devolved system usage at a departmental level, in response to ad hoc recording requests. The solution will provide students with easy access, playback and search of lecture captures and should be mobile ready, providing users with an intuitive and efficient interface with contemporary web-design controls. It will support seamless integrations with other business systems and learning applications, including our institutional virtual learning environment running on Blackboard software. The University seeks a managed hosting solution, with the service provider meeting institutional requirements for the retention of lecture recordings in the cloud and their availability to system users on demand. This might include hosted solutions using open source software.