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Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to Act as Toxicology Database

January 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Solicitation #: 6973GH-22-R-00023

“The contract is to provide a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software to serve as the Toxicology Database (ToxDB) for the Office of Aerospace Medicine’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) Aerospace Medical Research Division (AAM-600). This investment is being pursued in support of the CAMI, Bioaeronautical Sciences Research Branch (BSRB, AAM-610) and the Protection and Survival Research Branch (PSRB, AAM-630) of the FAA. The BSRB and PSRB assess aircrew health and its relationship to the ability to perform safety sensitive functions. The data maintained within the ToxDB is provided to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the FAA, and researchers involved in projects related to enhancing the safety of the National Airspace (NAS). The current ToxDB solution is an aging system with increasing technical stability issues and security concerns. These are MS Access-based systems, which are less secure than modern web-based applications. The new COTS LIMS software must meet the FAA’s privacy and security standards and be available and usable 99.5% of the time. The top five requirements determined by the BSRB are: (1) must have fully customizable modules and fully customizable fields for data entry; (2) must provide role-based security and meet cybersecurity standards of the FAA; (3)must provide the ability to share case information between the Autopsy and Toxicology teams; (4) must provide a full audit trail for user information, data entry, and results; and (5) must provide the ability for either the Autopsy or Toxicology team to create a case. Additional requirements are as follows: (a) ability to aggregate data for comparison, benchmarking, and trend analysis. (b) fully customizable workflow, (c) workload management, including but not limited to; resource availability, specimen tracking, batch production, testing results, QA documentation, reports, and database search functionality, (d) compliance with Federal record retention requirements, ( e) migration of legacy data from ToxDB to the LIMS.”

Due date: 24 January 2021, 3:00 p.m. CST