Awarded contract

Automated AST and Bacterial ID Systems

  • NSS - National Services Scotland

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-011096

Published 29 April 2022, 11:17am

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name and addresses

NSS - National Services Scotland

NHS National Procurement




Heather Campbell



United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM - Scotland

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Automated AST and Bacterial ID Systems

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 33140000 - Medical consumables

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The supply and maintenance of Automated AST and Bacterial ID Systems (VITEK).

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £1,150,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 33140000 - Medical consumables

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM - Scotland
Main site or place of performance

NHS Scotland

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Supply and Maintenance of Automated AST and Bacterial ID Systems

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations


No other Supplier can produce the be-spoke ID/AST test cards used nationally by the Scottish Laboratories that are compatible with the existing VITEK testing systems currently in use.

Currently, there is no funding available from within the individual HBs or from the Scottish Government to purchase new/replacement machinery.

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section five. Award of contract/concession

Contract No


A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

31 March 2022

five.2.2) Information about tenders

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

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

biomerieux uk ltd

grafton way


rg22 6hy


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: £1,150,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:688847)

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

NSS - National Services Scotland

NHS National Procurement





United Kingdom