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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Bristol: Supply of Stem Cell Cryogenic Storage Bags
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Blood & Transplant
Date Published:
20 March 2020
Deadline Date:
20 April 2020
Document Source:
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Notice Abstract

This tender is for the supply of stem cell cryogenic storage bags.Please see II.2.4 for a more detailed description.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Blood & Transplant

North Bristol Park, Filton


BS34 7QH


E-mail: michael.o'


Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Supply of Stem Cell Cryogenic Storage Bags

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

This tender is for the supply of stem cell cryogenic storage bags.

Please see II.2.4 for a more detailed description.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


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

Start: 15/09/2020

End: 14/09/2025

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: 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

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

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 245-602312

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

Date: 20/04/2020

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/04/2020

Local time: 18:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body




VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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