Tender for Biobank Information Management System
Information management system which will future-proof the administration of the storage, retrieval and distribution of samples.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Software package and information systems
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Mrs Gillian Wasson
Telephone: +44 2890973026
NUTS code: UKN
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
QUB/1824/19 Supply of Biobank Information Management System
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Northern Ireland Biobank (NIB), Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to procure an information management system which will future-proof the administration of the storage, retrieval and distribution of samples, in accordance with regulations as set out by the Human Tissue Act (2004).
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
The Northern Ireland Biobank Health Sciences Building 97 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 7BL.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Northern Ireland Biobank (NIB) seeks to procure an information management system which will future-proof the administration of the storage, retrieval and distribution of samples, in accordance with regulations as set out by the Human Tissue Act (2004). The information management system must be able to link samples with associated data sets. It must also be able to migrate and manage existing sample data, collected since 2011 and currently managed by a bespoke biobank web application with data stored in a Microsoft SQL Server database. As the NIB database is held in a University environment, any personal or sensitive data (for example the Health and Care Number) must be securely encrypted. The successful company will be responsible for providing a dedicated and secure hosting environment, migrating data from the existing system and ongoing support for the new system.
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
This contract includes the option to extend use of the software by a period of up to 4 years and/or until system replacement.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
This Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: