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United Kingdom-BELFAST: Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom
Publication Ref: (2022/S 000-001079/EN)
Nature of contract: Supply contract
Procedure: Negotiated without a call for competition
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Postal address: LISBURN ROAD
Postal code: BT97AB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Norma Moore
Email: [email protected]
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: 38000000
II.1.3) Type of contract Supplies
II.1.4) Short Description:
Rees Monitoring System in Kelvin & IOP Laboratories BHSCT
II.1.6) Information about lots
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
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
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(in accordance with Article 32 of Directive 2014/24/EU)
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information

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 award decision:2022-01-13
V.2.2) Information about tenders
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Accuscience
Postal address: Unit C3, M7 Business Park, Co. Kildare
Town: Naas
Postal code: W91 XF79
Country: Ireland
Nuts code:
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession(excluding VAT)
for framework agreements – total maximum value for this lot
for contracts based on framework agreements, if required – value of contract(s) for this lot not included in
previous contract award notices

Section VI: Complementary informationVI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Town: Belfast
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet address:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:

Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for
competition in the Official Journal of the European Union
1.Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a call for competition in accordance with Article
32 of Directive 2014/24/EU
The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
absence of competition for technical reasons

Please explain in a clear and comprehensive manner why the award of the contract without prior publication in the Official Journal of the European Union
is lawful, by stating the relevant facts and, as appropriate, the conclusions of law in accordance with the directive:
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.