Purchase of Atomic Force Microscope at Lancaster University

Purchase of Atomic Force Microscope at Lancaster University

This scientific equipment will be housed within the new cTAP (Core Technology Access Programme) facility which will provide small and medium enterprises with support for product and process innovation guidance throughout all stages of product design, scale-up and performance testing. 

United Kingdom-Lancaster: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2014/S 131-233817

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lancaster University
University House, Bailrigg
For the attention of: Angela Wearden
LA1 4YW Lancaster
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1524594087
E-mail: a.wearden@lancaster.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1524843087

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/purchase/buyerprofiles.html

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

Body governed by public law

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:

Atomic Force Microscope at Lancaster University.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Lancaster University.

NUTS code UKD4

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Lancaster University wishes to purchase an Atomic Force Microscope.
This scientific equipment will be housed within the new cTAP (Core Technology Access Programme) facility which will provide small and medium enterprises with support for product and process innovation guidance throughout all stages of product design, scale-up and performance testing. The building is designed to provide laboratory and office accommodation for cTAP staff, partner companies and technologists and will integrate closely with the new Department of Chemistry.
European Regional Development Fund Programme.
The work undertaken in this tender is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.
This tender is subject to EU procurement regulations and is being conducted electronically using Lancaster University e-tendering system.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 104 000 and 128 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: We welcome options in addition to the Equipment Requirements.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Starting 1.9.2014. Completion 31.10.2014

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

SP/E/14/625

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: 15.8.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.8.2014 – 12:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.8.2014 – 13:00

Place:

Lancaster University.

 

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Lancaster University staff only.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional Development Fund Programme.
The work undertaken in this tender is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.

VI.3)Additional information

This tender is being conducted electronically using the Lancaster University e-tendering system which can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

To receive documents new users must first register and obtain log in details. Existing users should log in to the web site and express interest.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University Secretary
Lancaster University
LA1 4YW Lancaster
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.7.2014

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