In light of the urgent requirement and as part of national measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, DHSC has a requirement for the supply of Lateral Flow Testing Kits to be undertaken on accelerated basis (Regulation 27(5) PCR). Please note that product offerings which can only use a nasopharyngeal specimen shall not be permitted under this tender. The procurement shall appoint bidders to the proposed work. DHSC currently intends to make the first call off as soon as the work agreement is entered into. Appointment onto the work and a given lot shall be subject to the criteria stated in the procurement documents. One of these key requirements is that any test proposed must have successfully passed through LFT Validation Phase 3A by Public Health England’s Porton Down facility prior to the Tender Submission Deadline – see the ITT for further details.