Services - 600386-2020

11/12/2020    S242

United Kingdom-Filton: Laboratory services

2020/S 242-600386

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Blood and Transplant
Postal address: North Bristol Park
Town: Filton, Bristol
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BS34 7QH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Jess.Allen@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1179217230
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

NAT Testing Management Equipment Service

Reference number: NHSBT1446
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71900000 Laboratory services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHSBT's testing function performs Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (NAT) Testing which is the screening of blood, tissue and stem cell donations for detection of HCV RNA, HIV RNA, HBV DNA and WNV RNA using automation systems.

This VEAT is for a direct award to the current NAT provider as NHSBT is awaiting the outcome of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) review of pool size for HBV (i.e. MPX) and subsequent instruction from DHSC. The impact of this review will affect the specification for future tenders. The review has been delayed due to technical advisors to SaBTO being diverted to the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There is no alternative technical support available. There is no alternative technical support available. This award is for 18 months (October 2021-April 2023) using Regulation 32 (2) (c).

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: 3 700 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33124000 Diagnostics and radiodiagnostic devices and supplies
33124110 Diagnostic systems
33124130 Diagnostic supplies
33127000 Immuno-analysis devices
33140000 Medical consumables
33141625 Diagnostic kits
33696200 Blood-testing reagents
33696500 Laboratory reagents
48921000 Automation system
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Manchester and Bristol.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Managed service contract for NAT testing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive
Explanation:

NHSBT is awaiting the outcome of a review by SaBTO and subsequent instruction from DHSC regarding the impact of Occult Hepatitis B Infection (OHBI). The impact of this review will affect the specification of future tenders. The review has been delayed due to technical advisors to SaBTO being diverted to the national response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. There is no alternative technical support available. Therefore, this award is for 18 months (October 2021-April 2023) using Regulation 32 (2) (c). A direct award for this instruction to be received and subsequent application of any changes to the specification followed by the tender and implementation period will ensure NHSBT continues to perform testing in-line with governmental instruction.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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 232-574073

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: NHSBT1446
Title:

NAT Testing Managed Service Contract

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
08/12/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Roche Diagnostics Ltd
Town: West Sussex
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 3 700 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: NHS Blood and Transplant
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/12/2020