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Pathology and Point of Care Testing, Associated Equipment, Instruments, Consumables and Accessories and Managed Services

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2019/S 212-519575 Supply Route: Direct, Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 29 June 2020 Expiry Date: 12 March 2024

This framework starts on 29 June 2020, runs for 44 months and ends on 12 March 2024. This includes a 24 month extension.

There are two Lots on the new framework covering the following categories:

Lot 1 – Pathology and Point of Care Testing, Associated Equipment, Instruments, Consumables, Accessories (Capital, Reagent, Reagent Rental and Primary Suppliers Managed Services):

  • Category 1 – Blood Sciences
  • Category 2 – Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Category 3 – Cellular and Digital Pathology
  • Category 4 – Point of Care Testing
  • Category 5 – Laboratory Equipment and Temperature Monitoring
  • Category 6 – Laboratory Instruments and Consumables.

Lot 2 – Managed Services (Primary Contractor Managed Services)

Please note this framework is being launched in two phases. The Direct element of the frameworks starts on 29 June 2020 and the transacted part on 14 December 2020.

See our Downloads ▼ section to view details of the products available to purchase via our Online Catalogue.

We have produced a Buying Guide to assist you in the purchasing process for this framework. It outlines the various routes and options available and details the support we can provide. See our Downloads ▼ section to view the guide.

There are 141 suppliers in total on this framework, of which:

  • 45 suppliers are new to the framework
  • 96 suppliers are incumbent.

For details of the suppliers on this framework whose products are available to order on our online catalogue please view the product listing.

For details of the suppliers whose offering is by direct supply please contact our Pathology Team.

Pathology Team

01925 692 028


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  • Dedicated Customer Relationship Managers – your day to day contact for all queries. They will help you identify savings opportunities, solve any issues on your behalf and ensure high service levels are always met.
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  • Dependable deliveries – having access to the know-how and resources of one of the world’s largest logistics companies means we can offer unrivaled dependability and responsiveness when it comes to our delivery services.
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Downloads ▼

  • Product Listing

    An Excel file showing the products that are included on this framework.
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  • Buying Guide Pathology and Point of Care Testing

    A PDF document outlining the purchasing process for Pathology and Point of Care Testing.
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