Published date: 1st November 2021

Circular1 Health is a diagnostic testing company which has provided mission critical businesses with the resilience to remain operational. Our fully managed testing company has allowed workers to go to work safely, over the course of the pandemic.

We are adding to our current services by adding a preventative Health package.

We need accredited suppliers to act in the capacity of a referral laboratory to support this service over the next 6 months (minimum). Materials and markers required are as listed below.

Open opportunity – this means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Circular1 Health reserves the right to not appoint a supplier or change the terms of this notice at any point.


Contract Summary


  • Health and social work services – 85,000,000
  • Other community, social and personal services – 98,000,000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1st November 2021

Closing date

14th November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

30 November 2021

Contract end date

31 June 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract suitable for SMEs?


Contract suitable for VCSEs?



The aim of this service is to provide accredited testing that meets ISO 15189 or ISO 17025 standard for the tests required. You will act in the capacity of a referral laboratory.

The services will constitute the provision of drug and alcohol testing for confirmation of positive results and a panel of biomarkers listed below by the Provider via usual methods (e.g., hair, blood, saliva, and urine), as appropriate. Any laboratory used in the testing of samples must be a UKAS accredited laboratory to ISO 15189 or ISO 17025 standards.

Testing capabilities we wish suppliers to provide are as follows:

  • CRP (C Reactive Protein)
  • Urea and Electrolytes
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Thyroid Function Tests
  • Bone Profile (Calcium etc)
  • Lipid Tests
    • Total Cholesterol (TC)
    • High Density Lipoprotein “good cholesterol” (HDL)
    • Low Density Lipoprotein “bad cholesterol” (LDL)
    • Triglycerides (TG)
  • HBA1c
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Ferritin
  • B12/Folate
  • Vitamin D
  • Urine MSU (mid-stream specimen) consumables


Tests required throughout may be varied – pricing should reflect a range of volumes – please set out your laboratory capacity, turnaround times per an analyte, and availability as well as any relevant accreditations from regulatory bodies. Please not as apart of this contract you may be required to undergo a supplier audit.


How to Apply

Follow the instructions below.

Please provide the following details in your quote:

  1. Company name, address, registration number
  2. Test types
  3. Biomarkers covered
  4. Methods of analysis
  5. Process options for delivering testing to Circular1 Health
  6. Pricing including:
    1. quotes for individual testing
    2. package tests and markers included in each package
  7. ISO accreditations
  8. Laboratory locations (UK)


About the Buyer

Contact name

Miranda Kirschel


Circular1 Health, Warwick Mill, Warwick Mill Business Village, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR, United Kingdom


+44 7885711956