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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Noleen Bohill
Telephone: +44 2890973016
NUTS code: UKN0Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tend.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
QUB/1645/17 Contract for RNA and DNA sequencing analysis of cancer cell lines.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options to extend for 12 months or until end of life.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: