Supplies - 193220-2021

19/04/2021    S75

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Laboratory reagents

2021/S 075-193220

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Postal address: 4-5 Charnwood Court, Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: CF15 7QZ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443848585
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Covid-19 Reagant Agreement for Anti-body Testing

Reference number: PHW-STA-438
II.1.2)Main CPV code
33696500 Laboratory reagents
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Covid-19 Reagent agreement for anti-body testing.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 3 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33696500 Laboratory reagents
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL Wales
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership on behalf of Public Health Wales NHS Trust wish to inform the market that due to the Covid-19 global pandemic they are awarding a contract for the provision of testing kits, equipment, reagents and any other associated consumables required to operate the testing platforms.

The UK government has mandated UK Health Boards and Trusts to carry out antibody and antigen testing for the wider population as well as those working in Healthcare and Care settings.

Therefore in order to enable the provision of these testing kits, equipment, reagent and other associated consumables required to operate the testing platforms, Public Health Wales would like to inform the market that under Regulation 32 (2) (C) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR’s) as detailed in UK Government guidance PPN 01/20 they are awarding a contract to Ortho Diagnostics Clinical.

The Trust has met all the tests for awarding a contract under this regulation due to the immediate risk that Covid-19 poses to the population of Wales.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Cost criterion - Name: Price: contract approved following successful verification / Weighting: 100
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) is an infection disease caused by a newly discovered Coronavirus.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 104-252551
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PHW-STA-438
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Postal address: Felindre Meadows, Pencoed
Town: Bridgend
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: CF35 5PZ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 3 800 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:


(WA Ref:108821)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership on behalf of Public Health Wales Trust will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract.

Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits in accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendments).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: