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Title: OraSure, OraQuick Hepatitis C antibody, Point of Care Test
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-130063
Published by: NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership-Procurement Services (hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust)
Authority ID: AA0221
Publication Date: 17/03/2023
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 15 Voluntary ex ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract: OraSure, OraQuick Hepatitis C antibody, Point of Care test
CPV: 38912000.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street


CF10 4BZ


Contact person: Nadine Stokes

Telephone: +44 2920902253



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

OraSure, OraQuick Hepatitis C antibody, Point of Care Test

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

OraSure, OraQuick Hepatitis C antibody, Point of Care test

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

All Wales

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

OraQuick HCV test detects antibodies against hepatitis C virus and can be used on oral fluid, finger stick blood, venous blood, plasma or serum, giving results in 20–40 minutes. Eleven published studies showed that the OraQuick HCV has very high sensitivity and specificity

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

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive


The OraQuick HCV test detects antibodies against hepatitis C virus and can be used on oral fluid, finger stick blood, venous blood, plasma or serum, giving results in 20–40 minutes. Eleven published studies showed that the OraQuick HCV has very high sensitivity and specificity.

There are no alternative suppliers who have the CE marked technology for the OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test.

As such, there are no identified alternative suppliers who can complete all of the following elements as one test:

- The OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test plus absorbent packet

- An OraQuick HCV developer solution (0.75ml phosphate buffered saline solution containing polymers and a antimicrobial agent)

- Reusable test stands

- Collection loops

- Package insert

- Rapid HCV results ready in 20-40 minutes

- The OraQuick HCV test comes with quality control reagents include:

- When each new operator is using the kit

- Whenever a new test it lot is opened

- Whenever the kit storage area falls outside of 2C-30C

- Whenever the kit testing area fall outside of 15C-37C

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

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

Invitech Ltd

Unit 4, Molesworth Business Estate, Molesworth




Telephone: +44 8453133348

Fax: +44 8453133349


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: 180 000.00 GBP

Total value of the concession/lot: 180 000.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

1. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process and not award any contract.

(WA Ref:130063)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership on behalf of Public Health Wales NHS Trust will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract.

Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful.

Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1.

Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits in accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2015

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
38912000Automated swab test kitsHygiene monitoring and testing equipment

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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