PHE Tender to Supply Automated Robotics for Library Preparation

PHE Tender to Supply Automated Robotics for Library Preparation

Public Health England provides a next generation sequencing service for users within the PHE network.

United Kingdom-Salisbury: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2020/S 212-520518

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Public Health England
Postal address: Manor Farm Road, Porton Down
Town: Salisbury
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SP2 0QT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mercy.mashem@phe.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2076548000
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://phe.bravosolution.co.uk

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://phe.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://phe.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

PHE _Scientific — Automated Robotics for Library Preparation

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Public Health England provides a next generation sequencing (NGS) service for users within the PHE network. The high throughput nature of the work (greater than 50 000 sample/year) requires a large investment in automated processes that can interphase with our LIMS systems. PHE seeks to procure a new robotics walk-away platform for provision of its NGS service. The current workflow performs all procedures from sample dilutions, enzymatic library preparation (LP) and pooling of libraries. The robotics being offered must support ISO15189: 2012 under which PHE is operating. The procured system must be able to perform the current workflow (Illumina Nextera XT or Nextera Flex LP) appropriately and be able to be modified for future developments as and when laboratory requirements.

This is a tender for Colindale central sequencing laboratory only.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30238000 Library automation equipment
42997300 Industrial robots

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Colindale.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Public Health England provides a next generation sequencing (NGS) service for users within the PHE network. The high throughput nature of the work (greater than 50 000 sample/year) requires a large investment in automated processes that can interphase with our LIMS systems. PHE seeks to procure a new robotics walk-away platform for provision of its NGS service. The current workflow performs all procedures from sample dilutions, enzymatic library preparation (LP) and pooling of libraries. The robotics being offered must support ISO15189: 2012 under which PHE is operating. The procured system must be able to perform the current workflow (Illumina Nextera XT or Nextera Flex LP) appropriately and be able to be modified for future developments as and when laboratory requirements.

This is a tender for Colindale central sequencing laboratory only.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 years optional extension.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 207-506274

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 27/11/2020
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/11/2020
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Health England
Postal address: Manor Farm Road, Porton Down
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP2 0QT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2076548000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/10/2020