Notice is hereby given that Vancouver Island Health Authority ["VIHA"], through its agent Provincial Health Services Authority ("PHSA"), intends to directly award a Contract to the following supplier to provide Fresenius Aqua C UNO H - Portable RO for 5008 Dialysis Machines for Summit Long Term Care, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital for a term of two (2) years at an estimated value of $150,000.
Fresenius Medical Care Canada Inc.
45 Staples Avenue, Unit 110,
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4W6
In accordance with applicable trade agreements, PHSA, as agent for the Health Authority(s) has chosen not to proceed with a competitive process for the following reason:
# the goods or services can be supplied only by the selected supplier and no alternative or substitute exists for the following reason:
(a) to ensure compatibility with existing products/systems
The Vancouver Island Health Authority needs to replace old Reverse Osmosis System technology that is fully compatible with their current dialysis 5008 equipment. The Fresenius Aqua C Uno H RO is the only device capable of integrating with current Fresenius 5008 Dialysis Machines and eliminating use of dangerous chemicals for disinfection. The Fresenius Aqua C UNO H Portable RO when combined with the 5008 equipment disinfects the entire fluid pathway (integrated disinfection), the system automates disinfections so that the equipment can stay clean reliably, eliminates dangerous chemicals which are needed when engaging in manual disinfections, and improves the usability by nurses in isolated rooms by utilizing one interface for the systems to communicate.
Vendors who wish to challenge this decision should submit a detailed written objection for the attention of Iman Agah, Buyer Capital, Allied Health , by email before 2:00pm Pacific Time, October 26th, 2020. PHSA will review any and all issues received by this date and provide due consideration to each objection.
Please Reference File: # PHSA 03548 on all written correspondence.