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Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for McMaster University

December 13 @ 2:00 pm

Solicitation #: TF 10-22-898

“McMaster University invites qualified bidders to submit responses for the supply of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in accordance with the terms of this Request for Proposals. The LIMS system will support McMaster’s Core Research Platforms (RPs) that do not currently have a centralized system. Our research platforms support researchers by ensuring widespread access to equipment and expertise needed to advance the University’s research mission. They ensure the sustainability of the equipment and facilities as well as enable the potential for researchers to extend the breadth of their research programs and integrate programs across disciplines.

Research platforms:

• provide access for all McMaster researchers to the instrumentation and technical expertise to advance new discoveries;
• foster and facilitate interdisciplinary research, providing opportunities to take research in new directions;
• ensure the development and sustainability of equipment, facilities, and entities for the future

The LIMS offers the opportunity to not only find efficiencies in operations and create more sustainable facilities, but to better understand and quantitate how our research platforms support McMaster’s research institutionally. The solicited LIMS system is expected to be able to:

• Schedule, track and bill usage of infrastructure and resources, including training activities
• Integrate with McMaster’s billing internally and externally
• Communicate with users on and off site regarding the facility in a centralized way
• Provide various reports that can be run throughout the year, including user surveys
• Facilitate and execute data governance and information security policies
• Create an institutional inventory of equipment and infrastructure in the cores”

Due date: 13 December 2022, 2:00 p.m. EST