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DAFM Veterinary Inspector Opportunities Brexit Contingency Planning

  • The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has established a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Border Inspection Post Veterinary Inspection Services (BIP Veterinary Inspection Services).
  • The Department invites responses from veterinary practitioners/surgeons to a request for qualification in the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for subsequent participation in mini-competitions for the provision of Veterinary Inspection Services at approved Border Inspection Posts (BIPs) or locations associated with BIPs in Ireland.
  • For further information, see where the tender document can be downloaded.
  • The request for tender (RFT) reference is RFT 146778.
  • For full details of this DPS, including a sample services contract, suitably qualified individuals should register on eTenders and view the DPS (request for tender reference RFT 146778).
  • In terms of initial phase requirements regarding the DPS for the provision of BIP Veterinary Inspection Services, applicants must hold a veterinary qualification (MVB/ MRCVS), or hold a qualification which will be acceptable as being equivalent, and must be registered or be eligible for registration with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (and register prior to signature of any tender awarded).
  • During the term of any contract awarded as part of this DPS, the contractor will be part of a team involved in protecting public health, animal health and animal welfare in any one of Ireland’s approved border inspection posts or any location associated with the operation of approved BIPs in Ireland including, but not limited to, Dublin Port, Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Rosslare Port.
  • Contractors will be required to attend on a shift basis that will include out of hours and weekend work. Contract terms will vary on a contract by contract basis.
  • The process is open to suitably qualified veterinary practitioners including private practitioners, who will be engaged on a contracted basis in 4 or 8 hour shift patterns up to a maximum of 40 hours per week for a pre-determined period.
  • The rate of payment for these contracted services will be €42.99 per hour, which is aligned to the rate already paid by DAFM to Locum Tenens (LT) veterinary inspectors, who are contracted to ensure business continuity in situations or circumstances where unforeseen resource constraints emerge.
  • To assist in the process of registering on eTenders and viewing the DPS, please see the attached document.