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RFP Mass Spectrometer (Q-TOF)


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RFx ID : 21215350
Tender Name : RFP Mass Spectrometer (Q-TOF)
Reference # : 18PROCRL007
Open Date : Tuesday, 2 July 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 8 August 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 41100000 - Laboratory and scientific equipment
  • Canterbury
  • West Coast
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Rhys Evans
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : Reception, Supply Department, 211 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

What we need:
Canterbury District Health Board through its Canterbury Health Laboratories is looking to purchase a state of the art liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometer (LC-QTOF) for use in the Toxicology laboratory and as a resource in the Specialist Cluster. The primary purpose will be to provide a routine drug screening and therapeutic drug monitoring service. As such the equipment will need to be robust across all modules of the equipment. In addition, novel compound identification and other specialist analyses will be targeted by this equipment.

We will require excellent technical support and ongoing access to the Vendor’s Application Specialists for this analyser. Library and databases are an important component of this system and as such vendors will need to identify databases being supplied and also be proactive in the communicating of updates to said databases. Clear identification of ongoing costs related to these databases and also preventative maintenance must be part of the vendor’s response. Transparency is important to us with any ongoing vendor relationships.

What’s important to us:
We are looking at a solution for the ever expanding move into the area of LCMS and related technologies. We have embraced the use of MS techniques across a range of biochemical analyses and only see this increasing over time. We are looking at options and opportunities to provide robust analyses across all of our referral sources.

A bit about us:
Canterbury Health Laboratories is one of the leading Pathology laboratories in New Zealand. The Specialist Cluster of Canterbury Health Laboratories provides specialised analyses across a wide range of clients with a strong focus on customer service and analytical excellence. This service has shown itself to be innovative in its acceptance of new technologies and is continuing to look at advances in technology that provide new opportunities to improve the services we provide.

Please note that our estimated annual volume of tests volume testing will be provided, together with the price file upon request and completion of a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA). The deadline for requesting an NDA is 8th July and they must be returned by 25th July in order to access Appendix 3 (price schedule/test volumes)