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The publication of this notice is to give advance notice that the Microbiology Department of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for the replacement of it's Microbiology Managed Services contract and ...

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: Mrs Emma Losh
Telephone: +44 1670622576
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
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

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

Microbiology Managed Service Contract.

Reference number: DN292263
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 Microbiology Department of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for the replacement of it's Microbiology Managed Services contract and analysers associated with the provision of these services.

The department is requesting information from the marketplace for the provision of a solution to replace key analysers. The publication of this notice also provides information for potential tenderers to register for an upcoming supplier event. We would like to invite parties interested in tendering for the contract to an open day on Wednesday 6.9.2017 at 10:00 am to discuss how the needs of the Microbiology service could be met. This event will be held at North Tyneside Hosptital, Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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
51430000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Microbiology Department, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust intends to undertake a tendering exercise for the provision of a solution to replace key automation within the department to enable continuity of service as well as the continued development of the service.

The solution should ensure the department continues to undertake investigations as outlined in the test repertoire provided in associated documents, specification and the ITT pack as well as the supply of all associated consumables, reagents, installation, implementation, support, maintenance and user training.

The department uses media supplied by third party suppliers, it is expected that suppliers will need to incorporate the media as part of their solution.

The Trust is looking for the most appropriate and cost effective solution which may be through a Managed Service Contract.

Northumbria Healthcare has one centralised Microbiology laboratory based on the North Tyneside site.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
16/10/2017

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:

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 October 2017.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/08/2017