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The publication of this notice is to give advance notice that the Haematology Department of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for replacement of coagulation analysers for the total workload and is ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1670622576
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
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
Health

Section II: Object

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

SPS00479 Provision of a Managed Service Contract for a Coagulation testing solution.

Reference number: DN227207
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71900000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The publication of this notice is to give advance notice that the Haematology Department of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for replacement of coagulation analysers for the total workload and is requesting information from the marketplace. The publication of this notice also provides information for potential tenderers to register for an upcoming supplier event.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for the provision of a Managed Service Contract (MSC) for a coagulation testing solution. The Contract will include the provision of a coagulation testing solution to deliver the repertoire of tests outlined in this notice and as further detailed in the specification, the supply of all associated consumables and reagents, installation and implementation, support and maintenance and user training.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 700 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33696500
38434520
38434560
38434570
51430000
71900000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Managed Service Contract (MSC) will include the provision of a coagulation testing solution to deliver the repertoire of tests outlined in this notice and as further detailed in the specification, the supply of all associated consumables and reagents, installation and implementation, support and maintenance and user training. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has 3 laboratory sites that provide coagulation testing. The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH), North Tyneside General Hospital (NTGH) and Wansbeck General Hospital (WGH). NTGH and WGH provide a basic repertoire of tests with NSECH providing additional specialist coagulation testing i.e. Thrombophilia screening, Lupus Screening and Factor assays. Additional services are being developed for the monitoring of direct oral anticoagulant drugs (DOACs).

II.2.14)Additional information

We would like to invite parties interested in tendering for the Contract to an open day on Wednesday 18.1.2017, at 10:00 at Northumbria House, 7/8 Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE27 0QJ to present information on how the needs of the coagulation testing service could be met. Please refer to Section VI of this notice for further details.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
06/02/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

If you wish to provide details of the types of services you may be able to provide and assist in the development of the Contracting Authority's market place knowledge and/or wish to register for the upcoming supplier event you must register through the e-tendering portal https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Please note:

If your organisation does not provide details or attend the supplier event this will not disqualify organisations from participating in any future related tendering exercise.

Providing details and attendance at the supplier event will not remove the need to respond to and fully comply with any future related Contract Notice.

Subject to finalising the scope of the requirement and obtaining approvals to proceed, it is currently intended that the tendering exercise will be conducted under the ‘Open’ procedure, with the relevant Contract Notice expected to be published in February 2017.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/12/2016