Tender for REACT Study Laboratory Services and Testing Kits

Tender for REACT Study Laboratory Services and Testing Kits

The provision of REACT study laboratory services and testing kits for tests conducted using RT-PCR against known regions on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus RNA.

United Kingdom-London: Laboratory services

2020/S 224-552020

Contract notice


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: Jesca Ackell
E-mail: Jesca.ackell@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


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://health.atamis.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://health.atamis.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


The Provision of REACT Study Laboratory Services and Testing Kits


Reference number: C13323

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71900000 Laboratory services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of REACT study laboratory services and testing kits for tests conducted using RT-PCR against known regions on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus RNA.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 36 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:



II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of REACT study laboratory services and testing kits.


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: 36 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 11/01/2021
End: 31/03/2021
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.2.13)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.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

Regulation 32(2)(c) under PCR 2015.


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

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

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 15/11/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:


Responding to this notice: suppliers who do not respond to this procurement exercise in the following manner may be disqualified from the procurement process provided that the following conditions will operate in addition to and not replace any other conditions stated in the procurement documents which may result in disqualification.

1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome Candidates wishing to be considered for this procurement exercise must register, and provide additional procurement specific information (if requested), through the eTendering portal as follows:

1.1) if not already registered, candidates should register on the eTendering portal at https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome and click the link to register:

— accept the terms and conditions,

— enter your correct business details,

— click ‘Submit’ when complete,

— you will shortly receive an email from the Salesforce platform asking you to finalise your registration;

1.2) once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:

(a) login to the eTendering portal,

(b) select ‘Find Opportunities’,

(c) select the opportunity that you are interested in,

(d) ‘Register interest’,

(e) select ‘confirm’,

(f) once you have expressed interest, it will move to ‘My Proposals and Quotes’, where you can download additional documentation (if required), and construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the ‘Publish’ button;

1.3) for any support in registering on the portal or submitting your expression of interest please contact the Atamis Help-desk at +448009956035 or support-health@atamis.co.uk


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: