Published date: 21 December 2020

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 1 June 2020, 12am

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

21 December 2020

Closing date

1 June 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

18 June 2020

Contract end date

17 June 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure without prior publication (above threshold)

The opportunity was not advertised, because for example only one supplier is capable of delivering the requirement, or due to extreme urgency brought about by unforeseen events.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS Digital is leading on the technological and digital elements of the COVID Test, Trace and Contain (TTC) programme working closely with the Department of Health and Social care
(DHSC) and NHS Test and Trace. Testing is a key pillar of the Government's strategy to protect the NHS and save lives. The Government is committed to mass testing and its strategy
can be located at
Tests in the UK are carried out through different routes:
- pillar 1: swab testing in Public Health England (PHE) labs and NHS hospitals for those
with a clinical need, and health and care workers
- pillar 2: swab testing for the wider population, as set out in government guidance
- pillar 3: serology testing to show if people have antibodies from having had COVID19
This contract is for the service is for the supplier to facilitate messaging between pathology labs so all test results and requests can be processed digitally.

Award information

Awarded date

11 December 2020

Contract start date

18 June 2020

Contract end date

17 June 2021

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

X - Lab Ltd


Suite C10 Josephs Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds, LS3 1AB


Companies House number: 05995322

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer


1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane