Provision of a software provider for high-capacity diagnostic testing using end-
Department of Health and Social Care
Published date: 14 December 2020
Last edited date: 14 December 2020
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Contract summary
• IT software development services – 72212517
Location of contract
Value of contract
£5,000,000 to £6,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
14 December 2020
Closing date
15 January 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
5 March 2021
Contract end date
4 March 2022
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Innovation partnership (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

The Department of Health is supporting the development of innovative healthcare and diagnostic solutions in response to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Through technology assessments and agency review, ePCR has been identified as a novel diagnostic capability to enhance diagnostic testing of Covid-19.

ePCR testing may be employed across community testing and surveillance channels and can also serve healthcare providers and individuals. eCPR shows potential to: expand total national test capacity; accelerate test result turnaround; and improve overall test service and delivery.

The requirements for the ePCR software include direct diagnostic result determination (via computational decision support), instrument automation and information handling, and diagnostic reporting and database solutions.

The Software Provider will enable the Department to support and grow effective high-capacity diagnostic testing of Covid-19, and also assist in expanding the national capacity for epidemiologic surveillance and diagnostic management for other established and novel human health risks.

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How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Natalie Polyblank
39 Victoria Street

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Closing: 15 January 2021, 12am