II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Trust is asking service providers to deliver a Contract which will:
— install and maintain duplicate automated analytical systems on each site for the processing of samples for Blood Group and Antibody screen and associated tests,
— allow the analysers to operate in stand-alone (no IT connectivity) mode for the initial phase of use within the live laboratory environment,
— provide the necessary IT connectivity to integrate the equipment into the yet-to-be-confirmed Laboratory Information Management System via suitable middleware, Instrument Manager if possible and manage the data produced by the analysers.
— provide for all reagents and consumables including comprehensive Internal Quality Control (IQC), running on all systems up to three times daily,
— provide other services such as practical support for initial verification and implementation, training, contract management support, reagents and other consumables supply, an optional inventory management solution, and value added items such as marketing and service improvement.
— allow for new services which may come online during the course of the contract,
— the methodologies on offer at both sites must be the same. The Chelsea site in particular is severely restricted for space and so solutions that can provide the required throughput with the minimum of footprint are sought.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Quality
/ Weighting: 60
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
There is an option to extend for another 2 years (1 + 1).
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: