Point of Care Testing for NHS Health Check Service

Point of Care Testing for NHS Health Check Service

Public Health is seeking to procure point of care testing equipment for all commissioned Northamptonshire providers of NHS Health Checks.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2018/S 233-531991

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square, Angel Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Amy Myers
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF24
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=b40e36e6-51e8-e811-80ef-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=b40e36e6-51e8-e811-80ef-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Northamptonshire County Council: Point of Care Testing (POCT) for NHS Health Check Service

Reference number: DN376794

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Public Health is seeking to procure point of care testing equipment for all commissioned Northamptonshire providers of NHS Health Checks (on the Council’s Health Checks DPS) with a view to providing greater accessibility and uptake of the health check programme. The POCT service will be an intrinsic part of the delivery of the NHS Health Checks programme commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council.

For the purpose of this specification and contract, point of care equipment is taken to include test machines and reagents for cholesterol and HbA1c and all other associated material.

The service will be required from 1.4.2019 for an initial period of 2 years (up to 31.3.2021) with an option to extend for a further 1 year, taking the total contract term to a max of 3 years. Any extension will be agreed between the Council and the Provider(s). The deadline for completed ITTs to be received on the LGSS eTendering Portal is 12:00 noon on 7.1.2019.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF24
NUTS code: UKF25

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This process is being run as an open process, for a multi-Framework to be set up.

Northamptonshire County Council intends to procure and a Point of Care Testing service across all of its commissioned NHS Health Check providers (that are on the Council’s DPS).

The award of the contract will be for an initial 2 years with the option to extend for another 1 year.

The contract will include:

— provision of POCT equipment,

— supply of reagents,

— quality assurance,

— Training,

— safety,

— maintenance,

— data management.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 999
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:


IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/01/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/01/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: