Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (as the lead contracting authority) is conducting this procurement on behalf of itself and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Turst, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts (together the PPSA Trusts). The PPSA Trusts are looking to establish a contract with a strategic partner for the provision of a managed service contract for their requirements within the Microbiology discipline, to include, but not limited to, laboratory equipment, maintenance and servicing and all other associated consumables and reagents. This contract does not require a pathology testing service. Currently the equipment is either owned/leased/reagent rental, with additional contractual arrangements for the supply of reagents, consumables and servicing/maintenance. The PPSA Trusts will be responsible for procuring equipment and complying with public procurement regulations. As part of the managed service it is the expectation of the trusts that the successful bidder will oversee all aspects of inventory management and asset managment including IT upgrades of those assets (hardware and software), financial performance, performance management, servicing and maintenance.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Bircham House William Prance Road Derriford
For the attention of: Kathleen Dennis, Senior Category Manager, Peninsula Purchasing & Supply Alliance
PL6 5WR Plymouth
Telephone: +44 1752439616
Fax: +44 1752315768
Further information can be obtained from: South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
For the attention of: Kathleen Dennis, Senior Category Manager, Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Contract value: Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 15 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP
Published: 30 Nov 2012, Receipt by: 4 Jan 2013
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