Cool Boxes for Vaccine Transportation – Request for Quotation

Cool Boxes for Vaccine Transportation – Request for Quotation

Urgent requirement for Cool Boxes and gel packs/ice bricks and temperature probes to be able to transport the vaccines for the roving model.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS PROGRAMME – Cool Boxes for Vaccine Transportation

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products – 33000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract

£475,000

Procurement reference

tender_237299/915806

Published date

4 January 2021

Closing date

6 January 2021

Closing time

12am

Contract start date

11 January 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

Following the approval of a new vaccine, we have an urgent requirement for Cool Boxes and gel packs/ice bricks and temperature probes to be able to transport the vaccines for the roving model.

Key Features should include:

– Cold chain vaccine storage up to 8 hours between 2-8C
– 2L minimum (please share different sizes if available)
– Manual carry option
– Should be suitable for search & rescue, paramedic teams, short community visits and transfers between wards
– Designed for storage of medicines (CE Marked)
– Maintain temperature of contents (cold life) following opening for up to 1 minute ten times in use for at least 6 hours
– Must not expose the vaccines to freezing in use – Cool box must be designed to fully protect vaccines from direct contact with cool packs (if frozen)
– In-built calibrated temperature logger with temperature display (human-readable without opening the cool box) for monitoring load temperature (if not in-built, will need to be purchased separately)
– Cool Packs to be provided (chilled or frozen depending on design)
– Detailed user instructions

Thermal bag duration:
– 250D Tarpaulin
– YKK metal zips
– Metal fittings

Infection Prevention Features:
– Material and inner lining are wipe clean and waterproof
– Manufactured with anti-bacterial, anti-static and anti-fungal material
– Velcro-free design
– Ant-rot stitching for easy wipe down
– Public Health England and equivalent standards

Number required: up to 3,000
Required by: 15th January 2021
Delivered to: DHL Warehouse, CV8 3LF

Potential Suppliers should provide the following details by email to andrewfirth@nhs.net by 5pm on Wed 6th January:

– Your ability to meet the product specification above
– How many units you are able to supply by 15th January 2021 (not being able to supply the full amount will not exclude you from this competition)
– Confirmation of size of cool box
– Cost per unit (cool box and gel packs/ice bricks/probes etc)
– The crate/pallet size/weight for delivery

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

NHS England , Quarry House
Leeds
LS2 7UE
England

Email

andrewfirth@nhs.net