Services - 302678-2020

29/06/2020    S123

United Kingdom-Seascale: Services provided by medical laboratories

2020/S 123-302678

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: CTM Portal for the NDA Shared Services Alliance
National registration number: 01002607
Postal address: Calder Bridge
Town: Seascale
NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria
Postal code: CA20 1PG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Thomas Barnes

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Nuclear Decommissioning

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Covid Test, Track and Trace Facility

Reference number: COVID Test Lab
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85145000 Services provided by medical laboratories
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The scope of work is to supply and operate a Covid-19 test lab with the capacity of up to 150 tests per day.

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: 250 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
51430000 Installation services of laboratory equipment
71900000 Laboratory services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of work is to supply and operate a Covid-19 test lab for Sellafield Ltd employees, with the capacity of up to 150 tests per day.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price - Weighting: 50
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

A competition for this contract is not available due to the extreme urgency brought about by the coronavirus situation, unforeseeable to Sellafield Ltd.

The coronavirus situation was so novel that the consequences could not have been predicted. The usual timescales for competitions under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 could not be complied with, because immediate access to the facility was required to support Sellafield Ltd’s commitment to the safety of its employees, including ensuring that the minimum safe manning criteria is maintained on site for essential high hazard and risk reduction activities.

Circular 1 Health Ltd is party to other similar contracts and research work with government bodies, including King's College and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London. Circular 1 Health Limited was identified as having the necessary attributes, including the capability and technology, to deploy a testing facility at Sellafield Limited without delay.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
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: 1

Covid Test, Track and Trace Facility

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: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Circular 1 Health Ltd
Town: Carlisle
NUTS code: UKD1 Cumbria
Postal code: CA1 1BJ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the contact specified in Section I above, and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any appeals must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including without limitation, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the contracting authority will also incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the date information on award of contract is communicated to tenderers.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Andrew Barnes
Postal address: Banna Court
Town: Whitehaven
Postal code: CA243JZ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: