VA to award contract for Remote Automated Laboratory System (RALS) software

Notice ID 36C26121Q0752

“2.   Purpose: The purpose for obtaining the Remote Automated Laboratory Systems (RALS) software technology is to connect multiple devices to one data manager.  The RALS software enables review and release of patient results to the LIS directly from each unit.   It allows the ability to manage, update, review and troubleshoot quality control results, operator and device issues remotely.

  1. Scope of Work: The contractor shall provide RALS software licensing and interface for Point of Care testing connectivity software that is used to post patient test results to the electronic patient record (VistA/CPRS).  This software allows the end user to monitor tests done at the point of care and to meet numerous accreditation requirements for laboratory tests performed throughout the VA Northern California Healthcare System located at 10535 Hospital Way Mather, CA 95655.

Software must be compatible with Roche Accuchek Inform II, the Abbott iSTAT, the Siemens epoc and the VA’s LIS and electronic patient record system (VistA/CPRS). The software must have the capability to add more instruments as the need arises. The Technology License includes service, support, updates and hardware maintenance.  The supply of Alere’s Informatics RALS Web3 for the use by the VANCHCS is governed by the terms and conditions of the Alere’s Informatics RALS Software System and Support Master Agreement…”

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