Request for Tender

Interested parties, either as single entities or consortia, are invited to submit tenders which address in whole or in part the main challenge of the Instand-NGS4P PCP project, which is

to develop fully integrated and standardized next generation sequencing (NGS) workflows

for routine diagnosis of common and rare cancers from adults and children.

As the common challenge consists of a number of sub-challenges, the procurement is divided into the following Lots, each corresponding to one sub-challenge:

— Lot 1: Pre-sequencing (Specimen collection, nucleic acid isolation, library preparation),

— Lot 2: Sequencing,

— Lot 3: Bioinformatics analysis,

— Lot 4: Integrated reporting.

The call is open to all operators on equal terms, regardless of the size, geographical location or governance structure. There is, however, a place of performance requirement that they must perform a minimum of 50% of the contracted R&D Services in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries (including the UK).

Deadline for tender submission: 19th of December 2021, 17:00 CET

Tender Documents

Download the complete Tender Documentation HERE.

See also Corrigendum (correction of closing date in Request for Tender document to 19.12.2021)

  1. Contract Notice
  2. Request for Tender
  3. Model Framework Agreement
  4. Model Specific Contract Phase 1
  5. Tender Submission Forms:  all forms must be completed for each Lot being applied for:
      • Annex A: General Tender Submission
      • Annex B: Technical Submission Form
      • Annex C: Financial Submission Form
      • Annex D: Form for Exclusion Criteria
      • Annex E: Form for Selection Criteria
      • Annex F: Form for On/Off Criteria

Submit the completed Tender Submission Forms in pdf format to by 19th of December 2021, 17:00 CET

Further Information:

Please visit the Open Market Consultation page for OMC FAQs and information on the outcome of the OMC.

View the informative webinar which was held on the 3rd of November 2021 15:00-17:00 CET for further information on the request for tender and how to apply.

See our Tendering Q&As (these will be updated regularly)

List of NGS-relevant CEN & ISO Standards which should be considered in the tender application.

List of Partnering Centres as potential procurers of NGS in routine diagnostics for cancer.

This procurement receives funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 874719. The EU is however not participating as a contracting authority in this procurement