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This PIN gives advance notice that the Clinical Chemistry Department of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for the provision of HbA1c measurement, serum & urine electrophoresis & immunifixation ...

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
Contact person: Donna Cox
Telephone: +44 1670620007
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKC

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

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

Provision of HbA1c measurement, serum and urine electrophoresis and immunifixation testing services.

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

This PIN gives advance notice that the Clinical Chemistry Department of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for the provision of HbA1c measurement, serum & urine electrophoresis & immunifixation testing services contract. The Contracting Authority is looking to let 1 contract with 2 lots & suppliers will be able to bid for one or both lots.

Lot 1 HbA1c measurement testing

Lot 2 Serum and urine electrophoresis and immunifixation testing

This notice also provides information for potential tenderers to register for an upcoming supplier event. Northumbria NHS Trust intends to carry out a tendering exercise for a 5 year contract, with an optional 2 year extension for the equipment, reagents & services including IT connectivity into either our Laboratory information system (DXC Telepath) or laboratory middleware (Instrument manager) to replace our existing HbA1c analysers, automated capillary electrophoresis &gel system for Clinical Chemistry.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

HbA1C measurement testing

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33696500
38434560
50400000
51430000
80500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement of a contract for HbA1C measurement and Serum and Urine electrophoresis and immunifixation testing solutions to deliver the repertoire of tests outlined in this notice & further detailed in any subsequent specification.

Lot 1 includes the replacement of analysers for the total workload of 170 000 HBA1C per year.

The scope includes the replacement of existing equipment for the provision of HbA1C analysis & electrophoresis system for serum samples (Capillary system) & Gel based system for urine electrophoresis, the supply of all associated consumables&reagents, installation, implementation, support, IT connectivity, maintenance & user training.

II.2.14)Additional information

NHCFT has 3 Clinical Chemistry laboratories but currently these services are centralised on a single site, so we have 1 laboratory site that provides HbA1c testing & 1 laboratory site that provides Serum & urine electrophoresis screen services. The HbA1c services are centralised at North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Serum and urine electrophoresis and immunifixation testing

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33696500
33696600
38434560
50400000
51430000
80500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement of a contract for HbA1C measurement and Serum and Urine electrophoresis and immunifixation testing solutions to deliver the repertoire of tests outlined in this notice and as further detailed in any subsequent specification.

Lot 2 includes the replacement of analysers for 9350 protein electrophoresis screens, with @1850 immunofixation, Immunotyping confirms & 2500 bence jones protein screens and @1100 immunofixation confirms per year.

The scope includes the replacement of existing equipment for the provision of HbA1C analysis & electrophoresis system for serum samples (Capillary system) &Gel based system for urine electrophoresis, the supply of all associated consumables & reagents, installation, implementation, support, IT connectivity, maintenance & user training.

II.2.14)Additional information

NHCFT has 3 Clinical Chemistry laboratories but currently these services are centralised on a single site, so we have 1 laboratory site that provides HbA1c testing and 1 laboratory sites that provide Serum and urine electrophoresis screen services. The electrophoresis analysers & service are based in Clinical Chemistry at Wansbeck General Hospital, Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, NE63 9JJ.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/10/2017

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:

We would like to invite parties interested in tendering for the contract to an open day on 27.7.2017 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 HbA1C and serum and urine electrophoresis testing services could be met.

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 express your interest in the tender via the portal and then advise of your wish to attend by sending a message using the portal function.

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/07/2017