Bloodmobile Deep Cleaning NHSBT0098/S/SP
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a Special Health Authority responsible for the provision of a reliable and efficient supply of blood, organs and associated services to the NHS.
NHS Blood and transplant (NHSBT) operates blood donation sessions throughout England and North Wales. A significant number of these blood donation sessions are held are in purpose-built vehicles called Bloodmobiles (BMs). NHSBT is constantly adapting to meet the needs of its donors. It is likely that the numbers, locations and designs of Bloodmobiles in use will change regularly.
NHSBT is seeking a provider for Deep Cleaning of Bloodmobiles, to ensure that the interior of the Bloodmobile remains hygienic and to an acceptable clinical standard of cleanliness. This does not cover the cleaning of the exterior of the vehicles or any part of the cab/tractor unit. The Deep Cleaning process will occur approximately every 3 months for each Bloodmobile and will take place on or near the vehicle’s operational base.
Currently there are three variants of Bloodmobile:
• A 3-bed variant built on a 7.5 tonne lorry chassis
• A 4-bed variant but on a rigid 18.5 tonne chassis, and
• A 6-bed variant built on an articulated trailer chassis and towed by a tractor unit
The quality of the cleaning service is significant to the effective running of NHSBT operations and its compliance with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) licensing requirements. NHSBT is also required to comply with The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Code of Practice for the NHS on the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and related guidance.
The Supplier shall comply with all Health and Safety legislation, British and EU Standards, Department of Health guidelines and requirements, Technical Memoranda, SAB’s and Hazard Notices. This is to include all current legislation and documents as well as all such future directives.