Pathology Managed Service Crewe
Cheshire Pathology Services on behalf of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Cheshire NHS Trust, ‘the Trusts’ are seeking to appoint a strategic partner for the provision of a managed service.
Section I: Contracting authority
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road
Contact point(s): via the MCHFT URL address below
For the attention of: Chris Hannon
CW1 4QJ Crewe
Telephone: +44 270612594
Fax: +44 270612595
General address of the contracting authority: https://mcht.eu-supply.com/transactions.asp?B=MCHT&PU=1
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
NUTS code UKD2
The Pathology service operates across two sites at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, CW1 4QJ and Macclesfield District General Hospital, SK10 3BL. Pathology staff are employed by Mid Cheshire Hospitals across the two sites to operate and monitor analytical equipment which is expected to continue.
The aim of the contract is to provide modern equipment optimised to meet current and future workload, test repertoire, increases in capacity, improved stock efficiency, turnaround times and professional staff development.
The current equipment varies in age and level of technological advancement and there may be a requirement at the start or during the life of contract for the successful provider to take on responsibility for legacy equipment.
Initially the scope of the procurement will focus on equipment that requires replacement within the next 12 – 18 months across Blood Sciences;. This will include but is not restricted to:
– Clinical Chemistry Analytical Systems
– Immunoassay Analytical Systems
– Hba1c Analytical Systems
– ESR Analytical Systems
– Automated Electrophoresis
– Haematology/Full Blood Count Analytical Systems
– Coagulation Analytical Systems
– Blood Grouping Analytical Systems
– Associated Equipment including Centrifuges etc.
It is anticipated that the contract shall be flexible and extend to other areas of Pathology, therefore the above requirements are not exhaustive.
Expressions of interest are invited from bidders as primary providers whom are capable of providing a managed service as a complete solution with scalable flexibility and capacity to work with third party suppliers.
Those suppliers who are unable to provide an overall managed service but as secondary providers are willing to work within a separate managed service contract, may express an interest, however these details will be forwarded to short-listed primary providers at pre-qualification stage. The Trust does not guarantee any award or level of business as a result of this procurement exercise.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates must register on www.sid4Gov.nhs.uk and submit their profile for publication to the system. Candidates who already have a profile on NHS-sid will automatically be transferred to www.sid4Gov.nhs.uk Candidates must ensure that all the relevant sections of their sid4Gov profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract.
**This procurement exercise is subject to completion and submission of a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ. Responses shall be short-listed in accordance with this PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://MCHT.eu-supply.com. The Trust reserves the right to run an E-Auction.
The contract shall be a for a minimum period of 7 years with an option to extend for a further 3 x 12 month periods. The Trust reserves the right to award the contract for the full period including extension options – further details shall be provided in the ITT documents.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages, if the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Internet address: https://mcht.eu-supply.com/transactions.asp?B=MCHT&PU=1