Published date: 11 January 2021

This notice was replaced on 28 February 2023

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Awarded contract (published 28 February 2023)

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Contract summary


  • Gas-therapy and respiratory devices - 33157000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

Ventilator Challenge: Provision of Rapid Manufacture Ventilator Systems (RMVS) Third Contract Award

Published date

11 January 2021

Closing date

12 March 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

13 March 2020

Contract end date

10 May 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Other: Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the OJEU in the cases listed below (see Attachments)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The 'Ventilator Challenge' was created by the UK government and delivered across several government departments (Department of Health and Social Care, Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence) as part of the drive to increase ventilator supply and support the UK National Health Service (NHS) in its response to the Coronavirus disease global pandemic (COVID-19).

In March, the Prime Minister called on manufacturers to help the UK to step up production of ventilators to support the UK's response to the virus and save lives. This included working on new or adapted ventilator designs, as well the Government's work to buy ventilators from abroad.
The 'Rapid Manufacture Ventilator Systems (RMVS) programme' is a work stream within the Ventilator Challenge progressing novel and modified designs for ventilator devices, manufactured on a rapid basis to ensure sufficient capacity within the NHS.

Cabinet Office, who are running the RMVS programme on behalf of the UK government, engaged with a wide range of suppliers, including designers, manufacturers and component suppliers, to progress a number of ventilator models (by taking forward existing designs through licencing agreements and by developing new products based on existing products and based on new original designs) resulting in the manufacturer of over 14,000 ventilators to meet the identified need.

Contract Award Notices were published on 25/05/2020 (reference 2020/S 100-243206) and 28/08/2020 (reference 2020/S 167-406004) covering contracts awarded pursuant to the RMVS programme. This Contract Award Notice covers the conclusion of a contract with Sagentia following ascertainment and verification of costs associated with the termination of the contract.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Ventilator Challenge: Provision of Rapid Manufacture Ventilator Systems (RMVS) Second Contract Award Notice

  • Awarded contract
  • Published 27 August 2020, last edited 28 August 2020



Award information

Awarded date

13 March 2020

Contract start date

13 March 2020

Contract end date

10 May 2020

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



Royston Road, Harston
CB22 7GG


Companies House number: 02081960

Value of contract


Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


Additional details

Contract 14 - Contract for the provision of Rapid Manufacture Ventilator System (RMVS)
Start Date 13/03/2020
End Date 10/05/2020

About the buyer


39 Old Hall Street
L3 9PP