Supply Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

Supply Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

As part of a wider upgrade of equipment within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is required.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Scanning electron microscopes

2016/S 112-198854

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stuart Franklin
Telephone: +44 2920879589
E-mail: Buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):Main address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0258

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM).

Reference number: SPEC497

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38511100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

As part of a wider upgrade of equipment within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), School of Chemistry, a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is required. Although the primary role of the SEM will be for analysis of catalytic materials relating to academic research in Cardiff University, the instrument will eventually be part of a wider microscopy suite which will service other research groups within Cardiff University, in particular the Compound Semiconductor Institute.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38511100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22
Main site or place of performance:

Cardiff.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As part of a wider upgrade of equipment within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), School of Chemistry, a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is required. Although the primary role of the SEM will be for analysis of catalytic materials relating to academic research in Cardiff University, the instrument will eventually be part of a wider microscopy suite which will service other research groups within Cardiff University, in particular the Compound Semiconductor Institute.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 08/08/2016
End: 09/08/2016
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in the ITT (Invitation to Tender) documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/07/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/07/2016
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Cardiff University.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

As set out in the ITT documents.

As part of the tender process interested vendors will be required to analyse 4 representative samples from the CCI to test the imaging and elemental analysis capabilities of the system. You will need to make contact with Greg Shaw as specified in the tender document by 17th June at the latest to make these arrangements. This is a mandatory criteria.

(WA Ref:47011).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920879648Internet address:www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Cardiff University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The 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 clarify or query the award decision before the contract is entered into. The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/06/2016

 

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