Awarded contract

Maintenance and Consumables for Cobas Analyser

  • NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-012500

Published 13 May 2022, 2:28pm

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name and addresses

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Procurement Services, Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, Woodlands House, Maes-Y-Coed Road


CF14 4HH



+44 02921836450


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

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

Maintenance and Consumables for Cobas Analyser

Reference number

CAV-STA (22-23) 5

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 33140000 - Medical consumables

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership who are hosted by Velindre NHS Trust acting on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board wish to inform the market that they intend to award a contract for the provision of Maintenance and Consumables for Weqas' Roche Cobas 6000 (Cobas c 501 and Cobas e 601) analysers.

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: £300,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 33140000 - Medical consumables

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKL - Wales

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Weqas is one of the largest External Quality Assessment providers in the UK, with over 50 years of experience in delivering global Quality Assurance Programmes in Laboratory Medicine.

The contract will include;

- provision of consumables for Roche Cobas 6000 (Cobas c 501 and Cobas e 601). It should be noted that it is anticipated that some consumable will be upgraded to newer versions during the life of the contract; the old versions of such consumables are expected to be seamlessly swapped out for the new versions at no extra cost.

- Maintenance as an annual fully comprehensive service

- Training days for up to 5 Weqas staff on the use of the Cobas 6000.

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


In 2017, Weqas undertook a procurement to purchase a General Chemistry analyser, consumables and maintenance which was awarded to Roche for the Cobas 6000 analyser. Weqas require a new contract for maintenance and consumables for the next two to three years until such time that the analyser will no longer be operational.

Due to the analyser requiring specialist knowledge to maintain and repair, training required for new staff by Roche on their equipment as well as ensuring Roche parts are available and cost effective, the Health Board is issuing this notice applying a 10 day standstill period prior to award of a two year contract with a one year extension option.

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

CAV-STA (22-23) 5

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13 May 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

Roche Diagnostics Limited

Charles Avenue,

Burgess Hill



United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKJ - South East (England)
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: £300,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

The value stated in this notice is the higher ceiling contract figure and may not be fully utilised as this will be dependent upon the volume of consumables ordered.

(WA Ref:121310)

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court



United Kingdom

Internet address

six.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

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