Market Research for Test Unpacking – Request for Information
The RFI is a search for solutions across a range of handling systems such as bag openers, box openers, conveyors, vision systems.
United Kingdom-London: Conveyor equipment
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Market Research for Test Unpacking
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Dept. for Health and Social Care with associated Central Government Bodies is conducting market research to inform and engage with the market. Covid-19 test samples are unpacked singly in a manual bench operation at several laboratory sites. The department wishes to gather information around equipment, systems or services that will improve the productivity of this operation.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This request for information (RFI) seeks to identify services, handling equipment and systems in the market, to improve productivity and which can be implemented rapidly. The RFI is a search for solutions across a range of handling systems such as bag openers, box openers, conveyors, vision systems (QC and bar code capture), RFID readers, custom handling equipment, pick and place machines, robots and associated control systems. We wish to receive proposals for longer term solutions and also to understand if there are solutions within the market that are capable of rapid implementation by the end of December 2020. This is to inform and engage with the market ahead of a potential OJEU process.
All suppliers that wish to participate in the RFI will receive a non-disclosure agreement. This must be returned before the RFI is sent. This RFI will close 3 weeks after publication of this notice. All replies will be acknowledged and analysed. Clarifications may be requested via Atamis. Respondents will not receive feedback on this RFI stage.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: