The Vertex regulator, FSSAI has announced new tender notice to designate and assign an agency responsible for training and assessing personnels for Digital Mitra under its initiative Food Safety Mitra.

FSSAI has asked the interested agencies to submit the bid by January 12, 2021, by 1300 Hours while a pre-bid meeting shall take place at FSSAI HQ on December 17.

FSSAI has put new initiative termed as Food Safety Mitra to ensure FBOs that they are in concordance with rules and regulations issued by the authority along with licensing, registration, training and hygiene rating. Food Safety Mitra will a personnel well trained and skilled helping FBOs in meeting all the rules and regulations , vertically trained by FSSAI itself.

“Through multi layered ecosystem, responsive to the needs of FBOs, FSSAI aims to create a last mile self-driven & self-employed compliance structure through the Food Safety Mitra Scheme which will complement the work of FSSAI and the State Food Authorities,” said an official with the FSSAI while adding that FSSAI intends to train and assess approx 10,000 candidates enrolled for Digital Mitra under Food Safety Mitra scheme of FSSAI all over India for which the selected agency is to provide professional services as per the terms and conditions of the contract.

Scheme has been laid by the Vertex regulator to render the process of compliance easier, infusing more reliability, all round economic development, boosting entrepreneurial capacity and keeping the government on tab during all these “building blocks” toward the Atmanirbhar Bharat.

According to the FSSAI, the selected agency shall perform all such other additional ancillary, incidental and auxiliary duties, services and operations as may be instructed by the FSSAI or an officer acting on its behalf in accordance with terms and conditions of this contract, at no extra cost. Also, the agency shall conduct the online assessment of Digital Mitra through proctored mode.

For any Indian agency to bid, must be having previous repute of similar governmental works lasting for a bid duration of 3 years.

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