Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Pre-market Engagement Exercise for a Managed Service Contract for Automated Blood Sciences Laboratory

THIS PRE MARKET ENGAGEMENT EXERCISE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED WHILST FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THE PROCUREMENT STRATEGY FOR THE PROJECT IS CARRIED OUT. G/118/PA/18/SR - Pre-market Engagement Exercise for a Managed Service Contract for Automated Blood Sciences Laboratory. The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH) Blood Sciences Department is seeking a partner to implement a Managed Laboratory Service Contract for Clinical Pathology that will include the provision of maintenance and replacement of pathology equipment, associated connectivity and the supply of consumables, associated items, chemicals and reagents. As part of pre-market engagement and to assist in the strategic direction of the procurement and overall solution the Countess of Chester Hospital will be holding a supplier day on the 1st August 2018. Details of the scope of the tender and the timescales will be provided at the meeting, but will include providing reagents, equipment and servicing for Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology Serology, Transfusion, Coagulation, protein electrophoresis, Hba1c measurement, supply of blood tubes and point of care. We expect only companies able to provide a full and comprehensive managed service contract that covers the scope of the tender to attend this meeting. Due to the size of the venue you will be limited to a maximum of 2 representatives per company. An agenda will be issued in due course. Please find details below: Venue: Pathology Seminar Room The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Countess of The Countess of Chester Health Park Liverpool Road Chester CH2 1UL Date: 1st August 2018 Start: 10:00am - 13:00pm If you are interested in attending please confirm attendance by no later than 16:00 hrs on Thursday 12th July 2018 by e mailing with the following details: 1. Organisation name. 2. Attendees (maximum of 2 per organisation). 3. Contact details. This market engagement exercise will not influence the selection of bidders but this process aims to engage with economic operators to assess market interest. The Authority encourages open, fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the market engagement shall not be taken into account in any subsequent bidder selection or tender evaluation process. This notice is not a call for competition . A specific call for competition for this procurement may be published within due course.


Sarah Ryan
Liverpool Road
01244 366671

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Published: 17 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 26 Jul 2018