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- 27 Jan 2021
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For the supply of - Serology - Rapid Antibody Test kits
|1|| Una Health (Stoke on Trent) |
- 33124100 - Diagnostic devices
- Award on basis of price.
1) The Covid-19 outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as declared by the World Health Organisation on 30 January 2020. The WHO Director General characterised Covid-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.2) A key element of ensuring an effective response to the pandemic is ensuring that there is adequate testing. Subsequently securing sufficient testing supplies in order to process test results is crucial.3) DHSC is satisfied the tests permitting use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication (Regulation 32(2)(c)) are met:A. As far as is strictly necessary: increased testing supplies to support the National testing programme was identified as strictly necessary to meet the demand to scale up the testing programme in the UK.B. There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency: it is responding to the changing landscape of Covid-19 immediately because of public health risks presenting a genuine emergency.C. The events that have led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable: the Commission itself confirmed: ‘The current Coronavirus crisis presents an extreme and unforeseeable urgency — precisely for such a situation our European rules enable public buyers to buy within a matter of days, even hours, if necessary.’ (Commissioner Breton, Internal Market, 1 April 2020).D. It is impossible to comply with the usual timescales in the PCR: it is not possible to comply with the timescales of another procedure due to the urgent requirement to ensure the amount of tests increases with the necessary demand. E. The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority — DHSC has not done anything to cause or contribute to the need for extreme urgency.
This is no longer a live contract, this notice has been published for information purposes only.
- FTS 001674-2021