Government Contract | Massachusetts
Animal Control Officer and Animal Inspection Services

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00001077548

Bid Title: Animal Control Officer and Animal Inspection Services

Agency Bid No. Title: SS-18-320

Received Date: 09/01/2017

Close Date: 09/14/2017

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to: Conduct regular and thorough inspections of all neat cattle, sheep and swine found in the City; issue certificates of healthy condition when such animals are free from contagious disease (M.G.L, Ch. 129, Sec 19-20)Inspecting domestic animals affected with or exposed to any contagious disease; quarantining or isolating animals when appropriate (M.G.L. Ch. 129, Sec 19 & 21).Issuing quarantine notices for domestic or farm animals that bite people, or are bitten by other animals; inspecting quarantined animals regularly to ensure that the quarantine is not broken and the animal is not exhibiting signs of rabies (M.G.L. Ch. 129, Sec. 24 & 30).Performing sanitary inspections of kennels, or any building where animals are kept, to ensure compliance with all Commonwealth rabies control laws. Documenting and keeping all records relative to inspections. Supplying a Summary Sheet on such kennels which will be supplied annually to the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture Division of Animal Health (M.G.L. Ch. 129, Sec. 25), with a copy of said Summary Sheet to be supplied to the City. The Vendor will also perform inspections of pet shops, veterinarian offices, etc., and all other locations as required by M.G.L. Chapter 129.Keeping abreast of new or revised state regulations and/or laws pertaining to the duties of this position.For purposes of quarantine as referred to above, the Vendor and/or its employees must be nominated by the Citys Board of Health and the appointments confirmed by the Commonwealths Department of Agricultural Resources, Division of Animal Health.Performing Barn inspections on an annual basis and communicating the findings to the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health via the Barn Book provided by the State. The Vendor will supply the City with a copy of the Summary Page submitted with the Barn Book. This task is performed annually during September through December; response to the State must be submitted no later than January 1st of each year.Maintaining upon the Vendors and its employees persons; proper identification as provided by the City of Fitchburg.In fulfilling these animal inspection duties, the Vendor will submit to the Fitchburg Chief of Police an annual overview report, in a form acceptable to the City, and shall keep a detailed record of all actions taken, inspections performed, and the results of all inspections. The ACO will provide current records at any time as requested by the Fitchburg Board of Health or the Chief of Police.

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Product Code: 96206

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: City of Fitchburg

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: City Hall, 718 Main Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 01420



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