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Request for Quotation: COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Services

July 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Solicitation #: 7644808

“Laboratory partners have served an integral role in Rhode Island’s pandemic response thus far and provide a powerful tool to drive positive public health outcomes. Additionally, as the COVID-19 pandemic response progresses, K-12 in-person learning remains a major priority for the State. By conducting consistent surveillance through specimen testing, schools will be able to identify the prevalence of the disease in classrooms and swiftly take appropriate policy steps to protect children, teachers and staff.

Rhode Island seeks a commercial lab partner(s) to deliver both ‘pooled specimen testing’ and individual specimen processing. The State requests quotes from commercial laboratories able to process high volumes of specimens while maintaining aggressive turnaround times (TAT). Respondent labs must have the capacity to process up to 10,000 daily individual specimens with TATs of less than 24 hours for >90% of specimens. For positive ‘pools’ the laboratory vendor will be required to process individual specimens from every patient in the pool to pinpoint the positive result. Laboratory vendors must report results to the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) in accordance with its current resulting system and/or future resulting mechanisms developed by RIDOH.”

Due date: 13 July 2021, 2:00 p.m. EDT