Clinical Trials For Blood Testing NHS Blood and Transplant
Every year we collect, test, process, store and issue approximately 2 million blood donations and we ensure that all products we supply meet all quality and regulatory requirements and are safe for patient use.
UK-Bristol: blood analysers
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Blood and Transplant
North Bristol Park, Filton
For the attention of: Hannah Evans
BS34 7QH Bristol
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NHSBT sites in England and North Wales.
NUTS code UK
Within the Supply Chain directorate of the Authority, the testing function performs a wide range of testing; these include:
— the large-scale serological screening of blood and tissue donations for microbiological markers such as HBsAg, anti-HCV, combined HIV antigen/antibody, syphilis antibody, anti-HTLV and anti-CMV; smaller scale screening for malaria antibodies, antibodies to T.cruzi (Chagas disease), and anti-HBc and anti-HBs on selected donations,
— the large scale NAT screening of blood and tissue donations for HIV, HBV and HCV viral Nucleic Acid,
— the large scale Blood grouping of blood and tissue donations,
— the extended Phenotyping/Genotying of Blood donations.
NHSBT would like to inform potential suppliers that the Authority would be interested in partaking in clinical trials, collaborative studies and evaluations of new technology or systems.
Studies would have to be relevant to this particular business area and the Authority will reserve the right to choose which studies they agree to take part in based on relevance to the business and availability of resource etc. to carryout the study.
Please note: Participation in a clinical trial this does not give any supplier an advantage in a tender situation and the Authority is bound to follow the OJEU procedures.
Acceptance to participate in a clinical trial does not bind the Authrity to purchase or enter in to an agreement with any supplier.
If you are intersted in participating then please email email@example.com and include a brief outline of your proposed system and how it is relevant to the Authority.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.8.2012