Notice is hereby given that Interior Health Authority (the "Health Authority"), through their agent Provincial Health Services Authority ("PHSA"), intends to directly award a Contract to the following supplier to provide a Vitek 2 XL system at an estimated value of $120,000.00.
BIOMÉRIEUX CANADA, INC.
7815 HENRI-BOURASSA WEST
ST-LAURENT, QC H4S 1P7
PHSA, as agent for the Health Authority(s) has chosen not to proceed with a competitive process for the following reason:
* to ensure compatibility with existing products/systems, exclusive rights, copyright/patent rights, or to sustain specialized products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative
The Interior Health Authority has standardized to one platform across their microbiology departments for the identification and susceptibility of microbiological specimens to ensure consistent laboratory standards are maintained to ensure reporting of results are consistent throughout the Health Authority. Due to the size of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital laboratory if samples need to be transferred to another larger site within the Interior Health Authority it imperative that all laboratories retain the same platform and standardization of reporting of patient results in order to report consistent results.
Vendors who wish to challenge this decision should submit a detailed written objection for the attention of Kylie Burrage, Buyer, by email before 12:00pm Pacific Time, January 25, 2021. PHSA will review any and all issues received by this date and provide due consideration to each objection.
Please Reference File: # PHSA 03760 on all written correspondence.