Published date: 13 June 2022

Last edited date: 23 June 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 11 June 2024, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Diagnostic kits - 33141625

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment - 38950000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 June 2022

Closing date

11 June 2024

Closing time


Contract start date

12 June 2024

Contract end date

12 June 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



UKHSA intends to establish the DPS to help fulfil its requirement for the ongoing supply of additional Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Kits. UKHSA is therefore seeking applications from potential providers to be admitted to the DPS. UKHSA envisages that the DPS will be divided into the categories of products (Lots) with differential characteristics for the LFT and PCR lots (more fully described in the relevant Specifications). UKHSA currently intends to run procurements within the DPS to seek tenders from those providers who have qualified onto the DPS and whose kits fall within one or more of the relevant lots. Potential providers may join the DPS at any time up to the date the DPS expires so long as the potential provider meets the criteria stated in the documents found on the appointed esourcing platform (Atamis). If a potential provider meets the criteria for admission to the DPS and is appointed to a lot then it may be invited to tender for the award of one or more contracts. UKHSA envisages using specific criteria which may, where appropriate, be formulated more precisely in the Invitations to Tender for those procurements.
For LFT requirements UKHSA does not seek to procure kits which are exclusively nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal or exclusively both.

Please note that this DPS opportunity was published on 13 June 2022 and is open until 12 June 2024 (i.e. two years). However, due to system issues both the start and end date in this notice are showing as 12 June 2024 with a closing date of 11 June 2024. This is incorrect and the start date for when the DPS opportunity opened is 13 June 2022 and the closing date is 12 June 2024.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Testing Solutions Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

  • Opportunity
  • Published 13 June 2022, last edited 23 June 2022


About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Operations


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