Contract for RNA and DNA Sequencing Analysis of Cancer Cell Lines

Contract for RNA and DNA Sequencing Analysis of Cancer Cell Lines

To procure services for the next generation sequencing analysis of polyA-mRNA and whole exomes from samples of total RNA and genomic DNA.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Analysis services

2017/S 157-325639

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Queen’s University Belfast
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Noleen Bohill
Telephone: +44 2890973016
E-mail: noleen.bohill@qub.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKN0Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tend.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tend.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tend.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

QUB/1645/17 Contract for RNA and DNA sequencing analysis of cancer cell lines.

Reference number: QUB/1645/17

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71620000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Queens University Belfast (QUB) wishes to procure services for the next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of polyA-mRNA and whole exomes (DNA) from samples of total RNA and genomic DNA, respectively, derived from cancer cell lines in the QUB biobank.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71620000
72316000
85148000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Queens University Belfast (QUB) wishes to procure services for the next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of polyA-mRNA and whole exomes (DNA) from samples of total RNA and genomic DNA, respectively, derived from cancer cell lines in the QUB biobank. The service should include sample quality control, library preparation, and NGS on a suitable sequencing platform and timely transfer of generated data to QUB. The purpose of this analysis is to support the validation of gene signature biomarkers that are being designed in QUB for the identification of molecular subtypes of cancer.

As the accrual of cell line samples is still underway, this tender will be for the batch-sequencing of samples on an ongoing and potentially irregular basis. It is estimated that between 200 and 400 samples will require sequencing in total and these will be supplied in numerous batches of various sizes. The contract will initially be for a period of 3 years, however, the University reserves the right, on agreement with the successful company, to extend its duration under conditions no worse than this contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Options to extend for 12 months or until end of life.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/09/2017
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/09/2017
Local time: 16:30
Place:

18.9.2017 16:30.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Queen’s University Belfast
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@qub.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/08/2017

 

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