Supply and Installation of Laser Ablation

Supply and Installation of Laser Ablation

LUV00453 Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a laser ablation – inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry facility for the analysis of elements and isotope ratios in geological and environmental materials.

UK-Leicester: analysis apparatus

2012/S 156-260481

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Leicester
Purchasing Unit, Finance Office, University Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleicester/
For the attention of: Anthony Midgley
LE1 7RH Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1162522058
E-mail: acm26@leicester.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
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:
LUV00453 Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a laser ablation – inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry facility for the analysis of elements and isotope ratios in geological and environmental materials.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKF
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 University wishes to purchase an inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometer with solution and 213 nm laser ablation capabilities, for the analysis of elements and isotope ratios in geological and environmental materials. Lot 1 comprises the ICP-MS facility. Lot 2 comprises the laser ablation facility. Suppliers may tender for Lot 1 and Lot 2 separately, or combined.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38432000, 38433000, 38433100, 38636100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The University wishes to purchase an inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometer with solution and 213 nm laser ablation capabilities, for the analysis of elements and isotope ratios in geological and environmental materials. Lot 1 comprises the ICP-MS facility. Lot 2 comprises the laser ablation facility. Suppliers may tender for Lot 1 and Lot 2 separately, or combined.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: ICP-MS Facility

1)Short description
Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry Facility for the Analysis of Geological and Environmental Materials.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38432000, 38433100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Laser Ablation Facility
1)Short description
213 nm laser for ablation sampling of geological materials (e.g. rock, glass, mineral for subsequent ICP-MS analysis).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38636100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
To be agreed between the parties.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations,
b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations,
c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata,
d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify,
e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority,
f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority,
g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See invitation to tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See invitation to tender document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
LUV00453
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
24.9.2012 – 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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Only employees of the University will be present at the opening of tenders.

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

See Section VI.4.2 below
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See Section VI.4.2 below
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

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UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.8.2012

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