Connemara Pony Contract

Pony peering over horse - Connemara

Tenders are invited for a 2 year contract for Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022. The contract relates to the welfare, presentation and interpretation of Connemara Ponies at Connemara National Park. There is the possibility of a one 12 month extension of the contract, subject to agreement of both parties.

For the periods from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022, the contract involves circa 350 hours per year. The successful tenderer will be required to manage ponies and donkeys at weekends and during the Christmas/New Year holidays for the contract period and shall provide the following: emergency care of the ponies; technical advice re Connemara Ponies as required, information talks for visitors to the National Park in the months of July & August.

You are advised to visit the facilities at Connemara National Park and familiarise yourself with the requirements before submitting your tender proposal. To arrange a visit please contact Martin Coyne (086-4040341).

Sealed tenders marked “Connemara Pony Contract” to be received by William Cormacan, Regional Manager, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway, H91 K2Y1, by 12 noon, Friday the 18th December 2020.

Only tenders submitted on official tender forms will be accepted. This Contract may be extended for a further 12 months.

Those interested in tendering can obtain further details and tender forms from:
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Connemara National Park,
Letterfrack, Co. Galway.
Tel: 076-1002532 / 076-1002528

The successful Contractor must be able to provide a current Tax clearance Certificate, Safety Statement and Employer’s Liability and Public Liability Insurance.

The Department does not bind itself to accept the Highest or any tender submitted.