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United Kingdom-Seascale: Services provided by medical laboratories
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/shared-services-alliance-ssa-for-nuclear-decommissioning-estate
Section II: Object
Covid Test, Track and Trace Facility
The scope of work is to supply and operate a Covid-19 test lab with the capacity of up to 150 tests per day.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
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.
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
Internet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk
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.