Description of the goods or services required
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care. PHE's National Infection Service laboratories carry out a wide range of investigations and research. These are done through its Clinical laboratories, Food, Water & Environmental laboratories, Reference Microbiology laboratories and Products and Services arm. Tests performed cover a vast area of Public Health Microbiology and PHE are national and international leaders in this field.
This notification relates to a planned sourcing activity for microbiological growth media (powder, liquid, pre-poured slopes and plates) including chromogenic, Tuberculosis (TB) media and antibiotic sensitivity testing discs, which must be in compliance with laboratory standards/methods.
PHE estimates the publication of the Opportunity and Contract Notices beginning of October 2019. The tender will include the following Lots:
Lot 1 - General and Chromogenic Media
Lot 2 - Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing Discs
Lot 3 - TB Media, reagents and consumables.