FSSAI would like to take up the nationwide milk surveillance as an on-going activity, including periodic monitoring of milk quality across all States/ UTs which can be done in a scheduled regular manner. The survey should also take into consideration the possible impact of the seasonal/demand-supply situation on the quality of milk and hot spot areas. FSSAI has conducted a National Milk Quality Survey during 2016-17 covering 110 cities in 32 States/UTs in which samples (~1700) were analyzed qualitatively for 14 adulterants, Fat & SNF. In this regard On 3 October 2017, the FSSAI issued a tender request for proposal (RPF) for nationwide milk quality surveillance and to establish a robust system for milk quality monitoring.
- Pre-Bid Meeting will be held 24-10-2017 at 11:00 AM at FDA Bhawan
- Deadline for submission of bid documents 06-11-2017 by 3:00 PM sent to FDA Bhawan
The proposal is to undertake to carry out the following
- Analyse at least 8000 samples qualitatively for 13 adulterants, along with pesticides and antibiotic residues covering each and every district of the country
- Quantitative analysis of 15% of the total samples are also required to be undertaken
- Sampling would be based on the result of the previous survey carried out by FSSAI, the finding of which would be shared with the successful bidders
- In case the results of analysis of milk samples come out to be Non-Standard and unsafe in a particular area in the previous as well as proposed survey, then more extensive analysis would be carried out in that particular areas to find out the root cause of unsafe milk.
- The proposed survey also includes designing and operation of a framework for continuous monitoring of milk quality in the hotspot areas. This would lead to an extensive and intensive analysis of milk.
At any time, prior to the date of submission of Bids, FSSAI may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in response to clarifications requested by prospective bidders, modify bid documents by amendments. The amendments shall be notified on FSSAI website and these amendments will be binding on them.
The details of actions to be performed by the successful bidder are as follows
- Sample Collection: Samples to be collected from both organized and unorganized sector i.e. Milk vendor, Local dairy shops, Local dairy farm, Large milk Mandis, etc.
- Analysis of milk sample for different parameters: Milk samples to be tested for 13 common adulterants i.e. Vegetable Oil/Fat, Detergents/Caustic Soda, Hydrogen peroxide, Sugar, Glucose, Urea, Starch, Maltodextrin, Boric acid, Ammonium Sulphate, Nitrates, Cellulose and Neutralizer, Pesticides and antibiotics.
- Analysis of data with online tracking: Data will be uploaded on the Milk Quality Monitoring Portal on weekly basis. A GPS & video monitoring system will be followed during sampling for online tracking.
- Submission report: Report will be prepared and found to be submitted within the given timeline.
TIMELINE OF MILK SURVEY, SCHEDULE AND PAYMENT TERMS
|Sr. No||Stages||Tentative month of survey||Payment Schedule
(on completion of
|1.||Qualitative Screening of Milk Samples||6 months||50% of the total cost|
|2.||Quantitative Screening of Milk Samples||3 months||Remaining 25%|
|3.||Analysis of Data,
Preparation of Report and
Submission of Survey
|3 months||Remaining 25%|
The tender document has to be downloaded from www.fssai.gov.in and from
www.eprocure.gov.in. Exception from submission of EMD shall be given to Bidders registered with NSIC. The Vendor shall submit their proposal in two parts:
- Technical Proposal
- Financial Proposal
The technical and financial documents should be kept separately in sealed envelopes super scribing Technical Document or Financial Document. Further, both these envelopes should be kept together in one envelope super- scribing “Tender for Milk Survey”
- The proposal bid must have competitive Prices/rates as specified in the quotation forms must be clearly written in figures and words.
- The bids that are received within the specified time will be opened on the specified date
- During the evaluation of bid, the FSSAI may request for clarification on the bid
- Full confidentiality will be maintained
- Earnest Money Deposit demand is Rs.8,00,000 which must be deposited by demand draft and must be enclosed in the technical bid envelope.
- The Bidder should have at least 3 (three) years of experience in food safety checking and implementations and provide supporting documents as proof.
- The bidder shall not have been barred by any government agency. If the undertaking is found to be false at later date after the award of a contract, the said award is liable for termination and forfeiture of the Performance Security with immediate effect without any notice. The bidder has to give an undertaking, duly signed by authorized signatory, to this effect.
- Award/Certificate of Merit etc. received from any organization will be considered as an added advantage. Copy of the certificate or award must be provided
- The Bidder should have the requisite manpower, equipment, skill, and expertise and should have demonstrable capabilities in handling Food Safety and Audit Checks for the state, national or international agencies or caterers on a large scale. Names of clients for whom such work is/has been/been handled shall be furnished in this regard.
This article highlights only some of the main features of the bid proposal.