Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 24 February 2020

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 24 February 2020

  • Tender Closing Date: 27 March 2020

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



UK Biobank is an international resource for health research, offering access to researchers seeking to understand the determinants of disease. Over the next five years, based on current scientific programmes, the UK Biobank resource will grow to approximately 15 Petabytes of data. UK Biobank researchers have previously downloaded data for analysis within their own environment. The increasing scale of the data requires a new approach to data storage and access that allows researchers to bring their analyses to the data through implementation of a managed informatics platform for data access and analysis.

UK Biobank is seeking a supplier that can offer a managed service for the provision of an informatics platform to provide access to, and analysis of, UK Biobank data by its registered researcher community.

Full details of the services required are included within the specification. This Specification sets out UK Biobank's requirements for the initial provision of such a Platform, including:

- technical requirements for Platform functionality;

- implementation approach and testing; and

- service management and support

UK Biobank is seeking a supplier that can provide such a Platform as a managed service with responsibility for all aspects of implementation and ongoing operational management.

The contract will start in May 2020.

Full details of how to apply can be found on the 'mytenders' website -

A demonstration forms part of this tender, with full details in the 'Demonstration Evaluation' document in the ITT pack. One-to-one demonstration video calls will be held between Wednesday 15th and Friday 17th April 2020, for which bidders will be asked to be available. These video calls will be recorded. Details will be notified to bidders as soon as possible after the bid submission deadline.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Andrea Howard

Address: Unit 1-2, Spectrum Way

Telephone: 0161 475 5386

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £2,000,000