Laboratory Information Management System for NIBSC

Laboratory Information Management System for NIBSC

NIBSC require a fully functional Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to manage this work. The LIMS may be defined as a computer system that manages information/data produced in laboratories and retains this data in context.

UK-Potters Bar: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2013/S 122-208802

Prior information notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Blanche Lane, South Mimms
For the attention of: Nilesh Pattani
EN6 3QG Potters Bar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1707641566
E-mail: nilesh.pattani@phe.org.uk
Fax: +44 1707641050

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nibsc.org

Address of the buyer profile: www.phe.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Laboratory Information Management System for NIBSC
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
South Mimms, Hertfordshire.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a multi-disciplinary scientific establishment whose purpose is to safeguard and enhance public health by standardising and controlling biological substances used in medicines. NIBSC is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency which also includes the MHRA and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health. NIBSC is the Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) for the United Kingdom. As such, NIBSC undertakes independent testing of batches of biological medicines intended for use in the UK or elsewhere in the EU. The analyses carried out are largely defined by the product license or dictated by scientific expertise of the product, and are against a range of specifications and leads to issue of authorisation to use that specific batch of product. NIBSC require a fully functional Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to manage this work. The LIMS may be defined as a computer system that manages information/data produced in laboratories and retains this data in context. Amongst its many requirements, the LIMS must be able to deal with one-to-many and many-to-one relationships, the LIMS ought to be able to track packages as they arrive to the Institute, manage data from the scientific areas and then produce a Certificate of Batch Release. This LIMS must work within a Quality System auditable to ISO 17025 and validated in line with current GAMP guidelines and best practice. Ideally the LIMS should be Web enabled and open to the customer in terms of system and database design, include a user-friendly graphical user interface, be appropriately menu driven, use database technology that is consistent with the data layer architecture standards already in place within the Institute, be fully ODBC compliant and mineable using third party applications such as Crystal Reports/Business Objects/Microsoft Access etc. Finally the LIMS must be sufficiently flexible to meet current and future requirements, e.g. to comply with changes in national or European legislation. It is essential that there is full audit of all changes on the system, including input of results, modifications to report structures, customer records, address records, test records, sample records and any other data that is held within the LIMS. Auditing changed data should be viewable via an easy to use graphical interface.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 450 000 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72200000, 34990000, 72400000, 48800000, 48600000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This will be detailed in the tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.6.2013