Peninsula Pathology Services
The Three Trusts included in this PIN currently provide comprehensive pathology services for three hospital trusts, and direct access services for their associated GP catchment areas, at a total cost of approximately 47 000 000 GBP per annum.
UK-Torquay: pathology services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Lawes Bridge, Torbay
Contact point(s): Peninsula Purchasing & Supply Alliance
For the attention of: Kathleen Dennis, Senior Category Manager, Peninsula Purchasing & Supply Alliance
TQ2 7AA Torquay
Telephone: +44 1752439616
Fax: +44 1752315722
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
NUTS code UKK
— South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,
— Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust,
— Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.
The services include (but are not limited to) the following clinical disciplines:
— haematology and blood transfusion,
— clinical chemistry,
— histology (including mortuary services),
The partnership of three hospital trusts is undertaking a review of pathology services with the aim of achieving a sustainable service model that is competitive with the best commercial and NHS providers on quality, access and price. The existing NHS providers are leading this review internally, but where the existing providers are unable to compete with the best-in-class, the Trusts would like to explore alternative service delivery options, including commercial service models.
Through this PIN the Trusts seeks to invite respondents to indicate their interest in providing all or any part of pathology services, whether as a sole provider or as a joint venture.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 47 000 000 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: no
As part of this information seeking exercise, please submit an expression of interest via TACTICA https://tactica-live.advanced.365.com under Current Opportunities on the homepage.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
This Prior Information Notice is being conducted using electronic means using the Internet. Companies must register their interest and respond to the OJEU notice using the link to our e-tendering portal https://tactica-live.advanced365.com. Interested suppliers are requested to click on the current opportunities button on the e-tendering site to view details of this prior information notice. Suppliers should use the online registration link to enter their company details. Once this screen is completed and you have received a confirmation e mail then suppliers can continue to follow the on screen prompts to register your interest. Use of this e-tendering system is the preferred method of receiving invitations to tender on behalf of the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.5.2012