Development of Nutrient Dataset

Development of Nutrient Dataset

Contract value:£0 – £35,000. Expertise is required to develop and populate a nutrient dataset.

Lot 2: The development of a Nutrient Dataset

Reference number: DH_58600

Deadline date:12/09/2012

This deadline is for… submission of bids from all interested parties (Please not the deadline is 12:00pm – Midday).

Contract value:£0 – £35,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health


Description of the contract

Expertise is required to develop and populate a nutrient dataset. This will include the collection and manual population of nutrient data, merging that nutrient data with market data and developing a dataset into a suitable format that will be loaded onto a bespoke IT database. 24) The objectives of the development of a nutrient dataset are to: • Collect and manipulate nutrient information from a range of sources that is relevant to the catering sector. This exercise can be broken down into 3 distinct activities: – the collation of nutrient information provided by DH, which includes information from caterers or compositional surveys conducted by DH and/or local authorities; – collection of current nutrient information from established sources; and – identification and collection of nutrient information from any additional sources. • Reconcile market and nutrient data into a workable dataset. As part of this process it is envisaged that compromises will need to be made when attributing nutrient information across the market data, which is an important factor for the level of allocated resource to this element of the work. It is important that clear parameters for attaching nutrient information are drawn up and agreed with officials managing the project. This should concentrate on: – key assumptions/rules for matching market and nutrient data; – agreed methods for dealing with the lack of corresponding nutrient information to map to the market data; – guidelines for instances where it is not possible to combine market data and nutrient information; and – the overall scope of the dataset – what is or is not possible with the dataset. • Develop the architecture/structure for the final dataset that is compatible with the developed IT database and can be expanded over time. This will be informed by the: – market data acquired as part of the first element of this work; – technical requirements of the IT database; – need to identify stepwise changes in product reformulation at key points in time when data is collected; and – requirement to be able to update and expand the database to allow the market data to be updated and any additional nutrient information to be added as it become available.


Classification of the contract

85100000 Health services

72300000 Data services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 24/09/2012 – 31/03/2013


Who to contact

Contact name PCOE

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Quarry House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UE


Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Please note there are 2 lots which you can apply for, each lot must have an individual ITT response Lot 1 is for the Market Data (ITT number: 58599) and Lot 2 is for the Nutrient Dataset (ITT number: 59600). • The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract. • Transparency Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded in real time, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: • Note: The following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal) Instructions for/Conditions of Participation This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their Expression of Interest and download and complete a ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [] Log on instructions are as follows: Stage 1 – New suppliers Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on ‘New Supplier’ c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username. Post Registration Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows a) Go to the link above b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’ c) Select sourcing home page and enter Invitation to Tender (ITT) number 58599 for Lot 1 and 58600 for Lot 2 in search field provided. d) Select radio button and click on quick link to express interest, review documentation and upload your response. e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button. For any support in submitting your ITT, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically.