Market Engagement for Positive Controls for Covid-19 Testing

Market Engagement for Positive Controls for Covid-19 Testing

Department of Health and Social Care is seeking to procure positive controls as a statistical quality control quantitative measurement for use on the ePCR technology workflow for Covid-19 testing.

United Kingdom-London: Reagents and contrast media

2020/S 239-592199

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrea Bird
E-mail: andrea.bird@dhsc.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://health.atamis.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Market Engagement for Positive Controls for Covid-19 Testing

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33696000 Reagents and contrast media

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

In line with the Government’s testing strategy, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking to procure positive controls as a statistical quality control quantitative measurement for use on the ePCR technology workflow for Covid-19 testing.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In line with the Government’s testing strategy, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking to procure positive controls as a statistical quality control quantitative measurement for use on the ePCR technology workflow for Covid-19 testing. The purpose of this engagement is to inform the market of DHSC’s intention to procure the positive controls and build an understanding of suppliers in the market who can provide the positive controls hence the issuance of this Prior Information Notice (PIN). DHSC is looking to gauge potential interest and the information received will inform the procurement strategy and most appropriate route to market. Any such procurement process is likely to commence later in December 2020. Expressing an interest is not a mandatory requirement for participating in any potential future procurement; however, responses received will assist in informing DHSC as to the level of interest from the market and will be used to inform the approach to any procurement. Confirmation of your expression of interest is therefore important. Potential suppliers wishing to express an interest in participating in any future tender process should do so by emailing the completed attached form to andrea.bird@dhsc.gov.uk by 12.00 noon on 18 December 2020.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

03/12/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/12/2020