Automated Robotics for Library Preparation – Supplier Engagement Events
As a part of a planned sourcing activity for the provision of an automated robotics solution for library preparation, Public Health England are organising Supplier Engagement Events.
United Kingdom-Salisbury: Medical equipments
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Manor Farm Road, Porton Down
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SP2 0QT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2076548000
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Automated Robotics for Library Preparation
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
As a part of a planned sourcing activity for the provision of an automated robotics solution for library preparation, Public Health England (PHE) are organising Supplier Engagement Events.
During these events, suppliers will be asked to provide a proposed workflow using their product(s) and give a short presentation about this solution.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
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:
The Central Sequencing Laboratory (CSL) – National Infection Service (NIS), Colindale provides a centralised service for next generation sequencing using Illumina sequencing technology. Genomic and plasmid DNA or PCR amplicon are prepared for sequencing using automated robotics which perform library preparation according to manufacturer’s specifications.
PHE is planning to procure a robotic solution that must have a proven history of being used for the production of DNA libraries for NGS application. It must be flexible and adaptable to allow protocol development and any unit methodology change. It must provide a number of functions that may include but are not limited to the following: 96/384 welled plate pipetting, thermal cycling, magnetised bead clean-up, span-8 pipetting, on-deck microplate shaker, compatible with CSLs LIMS. A more detailed overview of the workflow will be provided to interested participants.
This supplier engagement events are organised with a view to providing PHE with insights which will inform the specifications. The events will also be used to alert the market to the upcoming opportunity.
Please interested suppliers and enquiries should be send before 5 p.m. on the 12 June 2020.
The dates and plans for the event will be confirmed to interested participants in due course.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: