Westmeath Community Development invites proposals from organisations & individuals to deliver Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice QQI 5 Minor Award 5N1959, under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). SICAP is a national programme which aims to promote social inclusion and equality through the delivery of local services and supports. At a national level, the Programme is administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. In Limerick, funding for the Programme comes from the Westmeath Local Community Development Committee and Westmeath County Council.
The tender is to deliver one course. A second course may be contracted to the successful tenderer subject to client demand, the tenderer fulfilling all the contract requirements and successful completion of the initial course.
The purpose of the course is to:
- Equip our clients with the knowledge, skill and competence to carry out a range of manufacturing processes
- Gain an understanding of the regulatory requirements of this sector
- Perform tasks in line with quality standards and good manufacturing practice
- Upon completion be more eligible and skilled in obtaining employment in this sector
The Tender proposal will detail:
- Course Module Training Plan outlining
- learning outcomes
- course delivery methods
- course assessment methods
- evidence of QQI validation of module
- learner evaluation and feedback methods
- course materials and supporting documentation
- proposed timeframe and timetable for course delivery
- Knowledge and experience of delivering FETAC Accredited Courses
- Knowledge and experience of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Sectors
The tender should include the following documentation:
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Tax Clearance Certificate (valid throughout duration of project)
- Details of daily rates for people expected to be involved in the contract (costs should include travel and any subsistence costs anticipated)
- Relevant experience and certificates of qualifications of trainers delivering the module
- Details of any other organization to be used in this contract.
Other Relevant Information
The price quoted should be inclusive of travel and subsistence and all other course materials and associated costs and VAT. The module shall be delivered over a minimum of 6 days, full time commencing in November 2016. The successful tenderer will be required to report to a designated staff member on a weekly basis.
The tenderer will have knowledge and experience of:
- Current Irish legislation for the manufacture and supply of drug and device products within Ireland
- Current European Legislation for the manufacture and supply of drug and device products within the EU
- Current US Code of Federal Regulation for the manufacture of drug and device products
- Current ISO 14001 International Standard for Environmental Management Systems
- Current ISO 13485 International Quality Standard for the Medical Device Sector
Award of Contract
The closing date for receipt of tenders is October 14th 2016.
A selection panel will be established to review the tenders received.
It is anticipated that bidders will be notified of the outcome of this tender exercise during week commencing 17th October 2016. The successful contractor will be expected to start work on or around 14th November 2016.
Westmeath Community Development shall be under no obligation to accept the lowest, or any tender, and tenderers shall submit offers on the basis of so doing at no cost to the company.
Tender value is the final value and cannot be adjusted.
Tendering individuals/organisations may be requested to attend an interview.
Tenders should be addressed to:
REF: Pharma 10/2016
Westmeath Community Development,
Enterprise, Technology and Innovation Centre,
Zone C - Clonmore Business Park,