Laboratory Information Management System – Invitation to Tender

Laboratory Information Management System – Invitation to Tender

Supply, delivery, installation, maintenance and support of a laboratory information management system for pathology services.

The Supply, Delivery, Installation, Maintenance and Support of a Laboratory Information Management System

Contract summary



  • Medical information systems – 48814000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

4 February 2021

Closing date

20 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

11 March 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) is a national facility for collaborative R&D exploring and developing new approaches to the discovery and proof of well targeted medicines, diagnostics and biomarkers. Funded by Innovate UK, an agency of the UK government, MDC are an independent not-for-profit company bringing together a fragmented UK sector of industry, academia, charities, technologists, services, finance companies, SMEs and start-ups who together can turn good science into new, high value products. By sharing problems, rare expertise and assets we support the growth of this new community through a time of radical business and national change.

The UK Lighthouse Laboratories were established across the UK in a matter of weeks to dramatically increase the number of coronavirus tests that can take place each day to support the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic.

The new Lighthouse Laboratories have been constructed through a partnership with the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development is closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England.

MDC is leading the Lighthouse Lab located in new dedicated labs at Bruntwood SciTech’s Alderley Park.
More information on the UK Lighthouse Lab Network is available here:

This Invitation to Tender (ITT) has been issued by MDC for The Supply, Delivery, Installation, Maintenance and Support of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Pathology services at the Lighthouse Laboratory Services at Alderley Park. The LIMS must be able to process a range of sample types (for details see the Specification appendix 2) and meet the requirements of ISO15189.

It is envisaged that the Contract and implementation will commence in March 2021, however, this date may be subject to slippage. It is envisaged that the contract will run until 31st December 2021, but due to the uncertainty of the Lighthouse Lab network the Contract may be terminated before this date. MDC have the option to extend this contract for a further three (3), one (1) year periods.

Tender Submissions shall be based on the Suppliers terms and conditions which must be submitted as part of your tender submission. The Suppliers terms and conditions are subject to the approval and acceptance of MDC. Failure of MDC and the Supplier to agree suitable terms and conditions will result in the Suppliers disqualification from the tender process. Further information can be found:


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Kieran McGowan


Block 35, Mereside
Alderley Park
SK10 4TG


+44 1625708394