Confocal Imaging System Tender

Confocal Imaging System Tender

The Microscopy Facility within the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent has a requirement to replace our existing Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope with a replacement that would be a good fit in a multi-user environment.

United Kingdom-Canterbury: Microscopes

2015/S 239-433735

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The University of Kent
Canterbury Campus, Kent
Contact point(s): C3 Darwin College
CT2 7NY Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1227824301
E-mail: purchasing@kent.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.ac.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Confocal Imaging System.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKJ42

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Microscopy Facility within the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent has a requirement to replace our existing Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (LCSM) with a replacement that would be a good fit in a multi-user environment. The Confocal system must be based around an inverted microscope platform with an environmental chamber that has a full range of objective lenses with LED illumination. The confocal side of the system must have a range of laser excitation (from 405 to 650 nm) and have the capacity to capture multiple wavelengths quasi-simultaneously. In addition to standard confocal techniques (e.g. FRAP, FRET, and TIRF) the system must have the ability to capture fast dynamic events during live cell imaging (i.e. 1 to 100 msec exposure times). Super resolution capability at 20 nm resolution of fixed samples (e.g. PALM / STED / STORM ) and of dynamic processes within living organisms (e.g. SIM). The multi-user environment dictates that software associated with the system and offline work station should be user friendly and intuitive. Installation, training and servicing options should be included.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38510000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 18.2.2016.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

None.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

None.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 40

2. Quality. Weighting 60

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

BIO/Confocal/1215

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.1.2016
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.1.2016
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 31.3.2016

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.1.2016

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Finance Director
The Registry, University of Kent
CT2 7NY Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: purchasing@kent.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1227824301

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR
International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@cedr.com
Telephone: +44 2075366000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: By 18.2.2016.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As specified in the tender documents

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.12.2015

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