Coronavirus (COVID-19) serology and viral detection testing: UK procurement overview

This guidance outlines how the government considers and assesses offers of serology and viral detection tests for national-level procurement to support the UK’s coronavirus (COVID-19) testing strategy.

How developers apply to the national procurement process

Target product profiles

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has developed target product profiles (TPPs) to provide guidance on the features and characteristics of serology tests that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking to procure with the devolved administrations to support the UK testing strategy.

The TPPs have been developed to help the UK government make decisions around procurement of antibody tests. They might also be used in any local procurement decisions.