Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Supply and maintenance of new blood collection agitators.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
NHSBT will invite tenders for the replacement of its existing Hemoflow 400 blood agitators. It is likely that this will also involve the maintenance of new agitators beyond their warranty period.
The forthcoming ITT will include the following within a comprehensive specification:
The device will be used, in conjunction with industry-standard collection pack systems, to collect whole blood from donors.
Collection will take place in both fixed sites and on mobile teams. The device should be capable of operating either from mains 240v electricity supply or from internal battery power.
The device will agitate blood during the collection process. It will also measure time taken and weight of the blood collected. The device should have control systems in place for the collection to automate the process as much as possible, for example by clamping off the donation line once the desired volume of blood has been collected.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
NHSBT will be purchasing sufficient agitators to replace all current machines.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: