Public Sector Network Tender Alert


395197-2012: UK-Edinburgh: Construction work

NSS are seeking a Private Sector Partner to participate and invest in a National Centre for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service ("SNBTS") (“the Project”) for which an Outline Business Case has been approved by the Scottish Government.
The Project will involve the design, build, finance and maintenance of a SNBTS National Centre with an estimated cost range of 30-50 million GBP which includes design team fees, group 1 equipment and group 2
transfer costs and excludes all other equipment and VAT. This is to be delivered under Scottish Futures Trust's Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) model which is the form of public-private partnership preferred by the Scottish Government. The site of the works is yet to be finalised, however, a preferred site has been identified and outline planning permission is in place.
The overall objective of the Project is to provide SNBTS with a pharmaceutical grade manufacturing facility that will allow SNBTS to guarantee on-going blood, tissue and cell services for patients in Scotland, the flexibility to implement future safety measures in a timely and cost effective manner and the ability to continue to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.
Further information will be provided in the ITPD and contract documents.
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Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Ellen's Glen Road
Contact point(s): Modernising Manufacturing
For the attention of: Safia Qureshi, Project Director
EH17 7QT Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1315365796
Fax: +44 1315365781
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Address of the buyer profile:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
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 30 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

Published: 13 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 7 Feb 2013