II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
CMT (Cellular and Molecular Therapies) laboratories are required to store haematopoietic stem cells for extended periods of time in the vapour phase of liquid nitrogen. This procurement is for the supply of sterile cryogenic storage bags, which must be made of clear plastic that does not compromise the viability of the stem cells. Bags must be available in a number of sizes to enable the cryopreservation of different volumes and must be capable of being overwrapped and withstanding temperatures below -150C. Bags must also incorporate a label pouch, integral access ports and tubing harness compatible with heat sealers and sterile connecting devices. The current framework agreement expires on the 15 September 2020.
Any proposed solution for this agreement must be cost effective, simple, safe and conducive to the current operational requirements.
The award of this contract will be to the most economically advantageous tender on the basis of the criteria set out in the invitation to tender guidance document available on Bravo (ref. NHSBT1341).
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting contract and there is no guarantee that a contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting contract is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
There will be an option to extend by a further 5 years.
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.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: