Government Contract | Ohio

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000489619


Agency Bid No. Title: OT905116

Received Date: 02/18/2016

Close Date: 02/29/2016

Purchase Type: expire 03/31/2018

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The mission of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is to improve the health of Ohioans. The overall goal of the Newborn Screening Program (NBS) is to improve the quality of life for babies through early diagnosis and treatment. Securing a specialized clinical specimens courier is integral to realization of that goal. It is recommended that the newborn screening sample be collected when the baby is between 24 and 48 hours of age and tested and results reported within one (1) week. Time is a very important element in this process. The ODH Laboratory (ODHL) is a clinical laboratory working under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) regulations. CLIA regulations section >493.1242 stipulates that the clinical laboratory have policies on specimen collection, preservation, transport and storage. One key consideration is the preservation of the integrity of the sample. ODH makes every effort to identify a courier who will protect the integrity of the specimen(s). This may be done by utilizing the services of a courier who specializes in the transportation of clinical specimen(s). The intent of this Bid is to acquire the services of a Contractor to furnish medical specimen courier services to deliver n e w b o r n s c r e e n i n g s a m p l e s f r o m o n e h u n d r e d a n d e i g h t e e n ( 1 1 8 ) h o s p i t a l s , p h y s i c i a n s o f f i c e s a n d clinics to the ODHL located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. It is estimated there will be approximately 26,000 (see pages 10-12 for locations) shipments annually. The various locations will be shipping newborn screening specimens that consist of dried blood spot cards protected by folded cardstock and associated patient information packed in manila paper envelopes labeled with the submitter name, address, and barcode. Shipments usually weigh less than one (1) pound. One (1) or more specimen(s) can be placed in an envelope which constitutes one (1) shipment. III. CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS: A. The Contractor must deliver all specimens at 7:00 a.m. the next day (Monday-Saturday), so that all specimens can be tested and reported out on the same day. The Contractor cannot delay receipt of the newborn samples because a delay does not allow the lab to perform testing on the same day. (Excluding exceptions as noted in section VII). B. The Contractor must pick up six (6) days a week (Sunday through Friday) at all pick up locations and deliver six (6) days a week (Monday through Saturday) to the ODHL. C. The Contractor must not put specimens through conveyor systems which could result in damage and/or loss. D. The Contractor must protect newborn samples from heat in summer months. Heat and humidity will cause a deterioration of the enzyme activities in specimens. The Contractor must ensure that specimens are not exposed to weather conditions exceeding 90 Fahrenheit or tobacco smoke. E. The Contractor must keep samples dry

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Product Code: 96224

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Ohio - Development Services Agency

State: Ohio

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 77 South High Street, 29th Floor, P. O. Box 1001, Columbus, Ohio, 43216



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