Published date: 26 February 2021

Last edited date: 26 February 2021

Open early engagement - This means that a procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of development and judging interest from potential suppliers.

Closing date: 31 March 2022

Contract summary


  • Diagnostic kits - 33141625

Location of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

26 February 2021

Closing date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Not applicable

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This is a preliminary market engagement. In light of the ongoing surge in use cases, and as part of national measures to deal with the covid-19 pandemic, DHSC has a requirement for the ongoing supply of additional Lateral Flow Testing Kits. DHSC plans to launch a DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) to help fulfil its requirement. Under a DPS potential providers are able to apply to be admitted to the DPS at any time over the duration of the DPS. DHSC will assess potential provider's applications against specified criteria. DHSC envisages that any such DPS will be divided into the categories of products (Lots) with differential characteristics. DHSC currently intends to run multiple procurements within the DPS to seek tenders from those providers that have qualified onto the DPS and whose tests fall within one or more of the relevant lots.

Please see the attachment for further information.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Rhianna Jordan- Austin


39 Victoria Street
United Kingdom