Laboratory Testing Services Contract

Laboratory Testing Services Contract

Laboratory Testing Services including sample collection and electronic reporting for standard medical pathology investigations and specialised toxicology screening and analysis.

Reference number:T.BSMHFT.093.14

Deadline date:27/06/2014

This deadline is for…Expressions of interest and completion of PQQ (pre-qualification questionnaire)

Contract value:£1,400,000 – £1,600,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Birmingham

Name of the buying organisation:Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Description of the contract

The Authority are retendering the provision of pathology laboratory services. The summary requirement is as follows; The ability to provide haematology, clinical chemistry, immunology, microbiology, and toxicology services. An urgent turnaround of identified samples within 4 hours on a 24/7 basis. The requirement to work in partnership with the Authority and Public Health England for control of infection and surveillance. The ability to upload results of Full Blood Count (FBC) to the national data base for clozapine (ZTAS) The ability to identify how transportation of samples will work with a local Hub model of collection points and in-house transportation arrangements. Accreditation to CPA (Clinical Pathology Accreditation) or equivalent.


Classification of the contract

85145000Services provided by medical laboratories

85111800Pathology services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:36 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameDavid Thomas

Organisation nameBirmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

AddressB1, Unit 1, 50 Summer Hill Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3RB

Telephone0121 301 1200

Extension number:


How to apply

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: 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.