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Residues & contaminants, microbiological indicators and integrity: Operating and testing Assurance Programmes

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RFx ID : 21731669
Tender Name : Residues & contaminants, microbiological indicators and integrity: Operating and testing Assurance Programmes
Reference # : O-20568
Open Date : Monday, 7 October 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Friday, 29 November 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Notice of Information (Advance Notice) (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 10000000 - Live Plant and Animal Material and Accessories and Supplies
  • 12000000 - Chemicals including Bio Chemicals and Gas Materials
  • 41000000 - Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
  • 50000000 - Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
Regions:
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Debbie McCoard
8940178
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS), as a business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), provides policy and regulatory advice, market access and trade services, and manages the food safety regulatory system. NZFS leads New Zealand’s food safety system, protecting the health and wellbeing of consumers here and overseas. We help guard the international reputation of New Zealand food products and set and monitor food standards.

This Notice of Information (Advance Notice) is to advise we will be going to market shortly for a range of co-ordination of sampling, testing, technical expertise and support services for the New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) Assurance Programmes: National Chemical Contaminants Programme (NCCP), Independent Verification Programme (IVP), National Chemical Residues Programme (NCRP) and the Food Residues Survey Programme (FRSP).

The services we will be looking for are an essential component of the NZFS Assurance Programmes. Involvement will be challenging and demanding at times, but offers an opportunity to actively contribute to MPI’s vision New Zealand will be the world’s most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.

The information attached is for reference only and is intended to allow interested suppliers to start thinking about whether or not they wish to be part of this exciting and important programme, ahead of the RFP being released. At this stage we expect the RFP to be available on GETS in late November.