Published date: 18 May 2023

Withdrawn opportunity - This means that the contract has been withdrawn early. This could be due to a change of circumstances.

Closing: 28 June 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • Research laboratory services - 73111000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 May 2023

Closing date

28 June 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 September 2023

Contract end date

31 August 2025

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Research data is the primary deliverable of the MDC and it is essential to have an evident and secure way of its documentation. The data will be used to advance internal capability-build and external fee-for-service research projects from a diverse set of scientific technologies, including Mass Spectrometry, Imaging, In-vivo Imaging, Complex Cells, Biomarker and Target Engagement & Validation studies.

Consistent with MDC's vision of collaborative working, the platform must enable seamless data sharing for internal and external projects with scientists and institutions.

The software's main task is to document research data and to provide evidence of Good Laboratory Practice as well as improving lab productivity and efficiency, by keeping track of data associated with samples, experiments, laboratory workflows, and instruments.

MDC now requires a robust LIMS with full traceability to ensure that quality is maintained and to readily demonstrate the integrity of work involving clinical samples.

The opportunity will become available on Proactis in the coming weeks, please ensure you have registered as a supplier in order to be involved

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

  • Opportunity
  • Published 17 May 2023, last edited 18 May 2023

About the buyer

Contact name

Phil Sinha Jones


Alderley Park
SK10 4ZF
United Kingdom