Services - 242652-2017

27/06/2017    S120

United Kingdom-Derby: Health and social work services

2017/S 120-242652

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Arden & GEM CSU on behalf of NHS England
Postal address: Cardinal Square, Nottingham Road
Town: Derby
NUTS code: UKF11 Derby
Postal code: DE1 3QT
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

NHS England — Genomic Laboratory Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000 Health and social work services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The procurement for a new national genomic laboratory service and infrastructure for the NHS in England is expected to commence in November 2017. Mobilisation is expected to begin in April 2018 and be completed by 1.10.2018.

The aim of the procurement is to consolidate and reconfigure existing genetic laboratory services and to create up to 7 genomic laboratory hubs to provide a world class resource in the use of genomic technologies for rare and acquired disease. The new national network of laboratory hubs will provide high quality, standardised and high throughput services that are equitable and cost effective as well as being responsive to rapidly evolving scientific advances. The genomic laboratory hubs will interface with the Whole Genomic Sequencing service, and support the development of the genomic medicine service in the NHS as well as the broader genomic research and innovation agenda.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85145000 Services provided by medical laboratories
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England will be hosting 2 Market Place Engagement Events in London, on the 25.7.2017 and 27.7.2017, to outline to potential bidders NHS England's current intentions and additional information to that shared at previous events.

In addition NHS England has also published a set of genomic laboratory hub requirements in advance of the publication of the full service specification. This is available on the following link: ref pqq_413 Bidders will need to register on the site to access the document.

During August bilateral discussions will be held with potential bidders enabling further clarification before issuing the formal single stage Invitation to Tender in November 2017. During September and October further engagement events with potential bidders either bilateral or otherwise may be used to further define the service requirements.

To register to attend the Market Place Events bidders must register by contacting Will Wilkins at by 21.7.2017.

Please note any queries regarding this notice (other than registering for the market place event) should be made through the bravo message system. Communications by any other means may not be responded to.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: