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Title: Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT
Published by: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Publication Date: 14/01/2022
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Notice Type: VEAT
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Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses






Contact person: Norma Moore



Internet address(es)

Main 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

Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT

Reference number: DAC10314

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 96 620.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Laboratories

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:


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

Negotiated procedure without prior publication

Justification for selected award procedure:

The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason: absence of competition for technical reasons


No other reasonable alternative exists for this procurement. Continuous temperature monitoring of fridge, freezers, incubators, and laboratory areas, is a requirement of laboratory regulation and accreditation bodies as well as compliance with standards that laboratories operate under, such as ISO15198:2012 as assessed by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (2005:as amended) (BSQR) and Human Tissue Authority (HTA). The Laboratories have a Rees Temperature monitoring system in place that needs to be further extended to ensure adequate monitoring and provide compliance with ISO 15189:2012 as assessed by UKAS and meet regulatory requirements under HTA. Temperature monitoring needs to be performed by one integrated system for comparative and standardisation purposes. The absence of competition is not a result of the artificial narrowing of the parameters of the procurement. Accuscience have exclusive rights for the Rees TMS within Northern Ireland. A replacement in the short-term is not a reasonable alternative as it would require ICT infrastructure, robust validation and verification work in line with the laboratory accreditation standards and regulations mentioned above. This would result in disruption and disproportionate technical difficulties that would significantly impact the Laboratories ability to deliver services and impact patient care and safety.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: DAC10314

Title: Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession


V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor


Unit C3, M7 Business Park, Co. Kildare


W91 XF79



The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 96 620.00 GBP

Total value of the concession/lot: 96 620.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust




Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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38000000Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)Technology and Equipment

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