It has been agreed between Tekes and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy (TEM) that Tekes impact and the achievement of objectives will primarily be monitored through impact analyses and studies of individual target areas. Tekes has two main target areas, which are 1) Globally competitive business and industry; 2) Attractive innovation environment. Assessments implemented in each target area and impact studies presenting their results comprise the actual and official method for monitoring Tekes success and impact.
The purpose of this procurement is to produce a combined forward looking (ex ante) evaluation analysis of how Tekes and Team Finland collaborators with Tekes will succeed in reaching its objectives related to goals of this Tekes target area. However, several ex post evaluation insights should be used to measure already produced results and impacts.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. VTT has a national mandate in Finland. We use our research and knowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and international customers and partners. We serve both private and public sectors.
VTT’s current agreement about sequencing services expires in May 2016. The objective of this tender process is to find a professional supplier that can guarantee a high standard of quality for sequencing services for VTT’s biotechnology research environment.
VTT is searching a supplier for the standard capillary sequencing services for VTT Biotechnology research environment. Samples will be purified or unpurified plasmids or PCR fragments. VTT will provide DNA samples and primers (universal or custom primers) in concentration and buffer determined by the supplier. Samples will be sent in microcentrifuge tubes or PCR plates. Supplier’s service must include the sequencing reaction service.
The estimated number of samples per year is 5 000 – 12 000. The needs for the sequencing services depend on the VTT’s ongoing research projects. The informed needs are estimates and VTT is not committed to any quantity.
VTT will choose one supplier from among the tenderers for two (2) years contract period. After the contract period, VTT reserves the right to extend the contract with two (1+1) optional years, one (1) year at a time. The objective is to get the agreement into force in April 2016 at the latest.
The more detailed information about the service and supplier selection criterion have been defined in the invitation to tender documents, which can be sent on request, free of charge, from VTT Registry office.
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