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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Filton: Supply of Cord Blood Collection Systems
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Blood and Transplant
Date Published:
25 May 2020
Deadline Date:
22 June 2020
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

This tender is for the supply of cord blood collection systems.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 authority

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Blood and Transplant

North Bristol Park, Bristol


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 Cord Blood Collection Systems

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

This tender is for the supply of cord blood collection systems.

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

Cord blood (i.e. blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord following birth of a baby) is rich in stem cells and can be used to treat patients who are suffering from life threatening diseases, including Malignancies, Bone Marrow failure, Haemoglobinopathies, Immunodeficiencies and Metabolic disorders. The NHS Cord Blood Bank collects cord blood at five NHS hospitals and is responsible for the processing, cryopreservation, storage and issue of haematopoietic stem cells for transplantation. It is one of the largest internationally accredited cord blood banks in the world, with a high percentage of rare tissue types. The basic requirement is for collection systems to enable a collection volume of up to 200 ml ± 10 % and maintain the quality of the cord blood and viability/functionality of the stem/progenitor cells until cryopreservation. The current framework agreement expires on 5 February 2021.

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. NHSBT1342).

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: 05/02/2021

End: 04/02/2025

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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 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:

2020/S 034-081690

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

Date: 22/06/2020

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


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/06/2020

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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