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
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
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