Supply of human plasma to NHS Blood and Transplant
NHSBT is seeking a supplier of human plasma for use in children and other selected patient groups. Plasma offered to NHSBT must only be produced from donors deemed to pose a low risk of transmission of vCJD.
UK-Filton: human blood
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Blood and Transplant
North Bristol Park
For the attention of: Hannah Evans
BS34 7QH Filton, Bristol
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NHSBT locations throughout England and Noth Wales.
Other blood services including Wales, Scotland and Sothern Ireland may also use this framework (if applicable).
NUTS code UK
Plasma will be considered in the following formats:
1) Raw plasma which may be pathogen inactivated and further processed by NHSBT into components suitable for neonatal and paediatric transfusion;
2) Plasma that has been pathogen inactivated by the supplier and which is provided to NHSBT in neonatal and paediatric sized doses. In this case some IT development may be necessary in order to provide units with appropriate NHSBT labelling. Note that NHSBT also has a requirement to provide pathogen inactivated cryoprecipitate (single and pooled units) and this requirement may be met by the provision of finished and appropriately labelled components by the supplier.
NHSBT is looking to procure in the region of 20 000 adult doses in the first year to be reviewed annually.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.7.2012