Bacteriological analysis services
GC/CT (NAAT) Diagnostic Service.
UK-London: bacteriological analysis services
Section I: Contracting authority
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
369 Fulham Road, Chelsea
For the attention of: Ian Chambers
SW10 9HN London
Telephone: +44 7973703557
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: GU Clinics, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
NUTS code UK
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
The Provider will be responsible for supplying a diagnostic service for sites based across 3 sites in North West London. The provider will be expected to manage the collection, testing and reporting of specimen results as per the supplied specification.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Service Capacity and Accreditation (e.g. CPA).
Transportation (as required).
Turn-around Times (TATs).
GC/CT assay sensitivity (screening and confirmatory).
GC/CT assay specificity (screening and confirmatory).
Kit Accreditation (CE Mark).
Reporting (type and content).
Recovery / Business Continuity Plan/s.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Biomedical Scientists / Healthcare Scientists / Clinical Scientists / Clinical Consultants and Specialist Registrars (MRCPath).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers should note that the procurement of this service will be conducted under the rules and regulations relating to the procurement of part B services.
The Contracting Authority will be seeking three suppliers to provide services across three options. 1 year, 3 years and 5 years. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to choose which option it will procure.
It is expected that the Provider will be able to test a wide variety of genital and extra-genital sites as required and requested by the service. It is acknowledged that assays may not currently be accredited for conjunctival, rectal and/or throat testing for GC / CT, together or separately.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.5.2012