Automated Robotics for Library Preparation – Supplier Engagement Events

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

2020/S 103-249485

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Public Health England
Postal address: Manor Farm Road, Porton Down
Town: Salisbury
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SP2 0QT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Mercy.Mashem@phe.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2076548000
Internet address(es):Main address: https://phe.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Automated Robotics for Library Preparation

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33100000 Medical equipments

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

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)

33100000 Medical equipments

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

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.

For a more detailed overview of the workflow, and If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr Jon Hubb — jon.hubb@phe.gov.uk and Mercy.Mashem@phe.gov.uk for further information.

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.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

01/09/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/05/2020