Supply of Mass Spectrometers to University of Durham

Supply of Mass Spectrometers to University of Durham

Thermal ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (TIMS). Plasma ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (PIMS).

UK-Durham: Mass spectrometer

2013/S 019-028261

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Durham
Procurement Service, Mountjoy Centre, Holly Wing, Stockton Road
For the attention of: Rebecca Morris
DH1 3LE Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1913344531
E-mail: rebecca.morris@durham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1913344539

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.durham.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463

Electronic access to information: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463

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
Other: Research
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:
OJEU13-008 MC-ICPMS and TIMS.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKC1
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)
This is a lotted tender for 2 pieces of equipment.
Thermal ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (TIMS)
The instrument is to be an extended-geometry magnetic-sector multiple-ion-collection thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS), fitted with at least 9 replaceable Faraday cups, and with ion counting and energy/direction filter lenses for high abundance sensitivity measurements. The mass analyzer is to be capable of a mass range of 3 to 280 amu for both positive and negative ions. Multiple ion collection will include up to 10 Faraday cups and at least 1 ion counting system. The instrument shall include all necessary components to achieve ultrahigh vacuum with differential pumping between source and analyzer. The source must have a multi-sample turret capable of holding 20 samples of either single or double/triple filament units. The computer controlled data acquisition shall allow automated unattended isotopic analysis.
Plasma ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (PIMS)
The instrument is to be an inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) ion source, magnetic sector mass spectrometer for measuring isotopic ratios of solid and liquid samples. The instrument should be equipped with an electrostatic analyser (ESA) for focussing the ions in energy as part of a double focussing system, or provided with some means for reducing the spread in ion energy of the focused ion beam. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with at least 9 Faraday detectors and 1 ion counting multiplier in the focal plane, to permit dynamic and static multi-collector analysis of isotopes across the mass spectrum (4 to 310 amu), employing both multiple ion-counting devices and multiple-Faraday cups used exclusively and together. If the mass spectrometer has fixed dispersion, the multiple collectors should be externally adjustable for movement along the focal plane, if the detectors are fixed position simultaneous ion current measurements may be achieved via electrostatic zoom optics. The collector system must permit the egress of the axial or near-axial ion beam in order for the beam to be recorded by a high sensitivity detector and amplifier. Sample introduction to the plasma source shall be via nebulizer and pumped spray chamber, desolvation or hydride generation nebulizer system in the case of liquids and be via laser ablation in the case of solids. Further, the sample introduction system should have a means of removing waste solutions, via a peristaltic pumping system or other. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with high resolution features to permit the measurement of interference free isotopes of elements such as iron and silicon. The mass resolution settings should allow for low ( 400 10 % valley), medium ( 6000 5/95 % edge) and high ( 8000 5/95 % edge) resolution analyses. Fully automatic operation is required. Data acquisition and processing shall be automatically controlled by an on line desktop computer.
To express an interest please to the following website
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433100

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:
This is a lotted tender for 2 pieces of equipment.
Thermal ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (TIMS)
The instrument is to be an extended-geometry magnetic-sector multiple-ion-collection thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS), fitted with at least 9 replaceable Faraday cups, and with ion counting and energy/direction filter lenses for high abundance sensitivity measurements. The mass analyzer is to be capable of a mass range of 3 to 280 amu for both positive and negative ions. Multiple ion collection will include up to 10 Faraday cups and at least 1 ion counting system. The instrument shall include all necessary components to achieve ultrahigh vacuum with differential pumping between source and analyzer. The source must have a multi-sample turret capable of holding 20 samples of either single or double/triple filament units. The computer controlled data acquisition shall allow automated unattended isotopic analysis.
Plasma ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (PIMS)
The instrument is to be an inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) ion source, magnetic sector mass spectrometer for measuring isotopic ratios of solid and liquid samples. The instrument should be equipped with an electrostatic analyser (ESA) for focussing the ions in energy as part of a double focussing system, or provided with some means for reducing the spread in ion energy of the focused ion beam. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with at least 9 Faraday detectors and 1 ion counting multiplier in the focal plane, to permit dynamic and static multi-collector analysis of isotopes across the mass spectrum (4 to 310 amu), employing both multiple ion-counting devices and multiple-Faraday cups used exclusively and together. If the mass spectrometer has fixed dispersion, the multiple collectors should be externally adjustable for movement along the focal plane, if the detectors are fixed position simultaneous ion current measurements may be achieved via electrostatic zoom optics. The collector system must permit the egress of the axial or near-axial ion beam in order for the beam to be recorded by a high sensitivity detector and amplifier. Sample introduction to the plasma source shall be via nebulizer and pumped spray chamber, desolvation or hydride generation nebulizer system in the case of liquids and be via laser ablation in the case of solids. Further, the sample introduction system should have a means of removing waste solutions, via a peristaltic pumping system or other. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with high resolution features to permit the measurement of interference free isotopes of elements such as iron and silicon. The mass resolution settings should allow for low ( 400 10% valley), medium ( 6000 5/95% edge) and high ( 8000 5/95% edge) resolution analyses. Fully automatic operation is required. Data acquisition and processing shall be automatically controlled by an on line desktop computer.
To express an interest please to the following website
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463

Estimated value excluding VAT: 888 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
in days: 90 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – MC-ICPMS

1)Short description
Plasma ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (PIMS)
The instrument is to be an inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) ion source, magnetic sector mass spectrometer for measuring isotopic ratios of solid and liquid samples. The instrument should be equipped with an electrostatic analyser (ESA) for focussing the ions in energy as part of a double focussing system, or provided with some means for reducing the spread in ion energy of the focused ion beam. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with at least 9 Faraday detectors and 1 ion counting multiplier in the focal plane, to permit dynamic and static multi-collector analysis of isotopes across the mass spectrum (4 to 310 amu), employing both multiple ion-counting devices and multiple-Faraday cups used exclusively and together. If the mass spectrometer has fixed dispersion, the multiple collectors should be externally adjustable for movement along the focal plane, if the detectors are fixed position simultaneous ion current measurements may be achieved via electrostatic zoom optics. The collector system must permit the egress of the axial or near-axial ion beam in order for the beam to be recorded by a high sensitivity detector and amplifier. Sample introduction to the plasma source shall be via nebulizer and pumped spray chamber, desolvation or hydride generation nebulizer system in the case of liquids and be via laser ablation in the case of solids. Further, the sample introduction system should have a means of removing waste solutions, via a peristaltic pumping system or other. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with high resolution features to permit the measurement of interference free isotopes of elements such as iron and silicon. The mass resolution settings should allow for low ( 400 10% valley), medium ( 6000 5/95% edge) and high ( 8000 5/95% edge) resolution analyses. Fully automatic operation is required. Data acquisition and processing shall be automatically controlled by an on line desktop computer.
To express an interest please to the following website
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433100

3)Quantity or scope
Plasma ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (PIMS)
The instrument is to be an inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) ion source, magnetic sector mass spectrometer for measuring isotopic ratios of solid and liquid samples. The instrument should be equipped with an electrostatic analyser (ESA) for focussing the ions in energy as part of a double focussing system, or provided with some means for reducing the spread in ion energy of the focused ion beam. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with at least 9 Faraday detectors and 1 ion counting multiplier in the focal plane, to permit dynamic and static multi-collector analysis of isotopes across the mass spectrum (4 to 310 amu), employing both multiple ion-counting devices and multiple-Faraday cups used exclusively and together. If the mass spectrometer has fixed dispersion, the multiple collectors should be externally adjustable for movement along the focal plane, if the detectors are fixed position simultaneous ion current measurements may be achieved via electrostatic zoom optics. The collector system must permit the egress of the axial or near-axial ion beam in order for the beam to be recorded by a high sensitivity detector and amplifier. Sample introduction to the plasma source shall be via nebulizer and pumped spray chamber, desolvation or hydride generation nebulizer system in the case of liquids and be via laser ablation in the case of solids. Further, the sample introduction system should have a means of removing waste solutions, via a peristaltic pumping system or other. The mass spectrometer should be equipped with high resolution features to permit the measurement of interference free isotopes of elements such as iron and silicon. The mass resolution settings should allow for low ( 400 10% valley), medium ( 6000 5/95% edge) and high ( 8000 5/95% edge) resolution analyses. Fully automatic operation is required. Data acquisition and processing shall be automatically controlled by an on line desktop computer.
To express an interest please to the following website
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463

Estimated value excluding VAT: 505 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
in days: 90 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – TIMS
1)Short description
Thermal ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (TIMS)
The instrument is to be an extended-geometry magnetic-sector multiple-ion-collection thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS), fitted with at least 9 replaceable Faraday cups, and with ion counting and energy/direction filter lenses for high abundance sensitivity measurements. The mass analyzer is to be capable of a mass range of 3 to 280 amu for both positive and negative ions. Multiple ion collection will include up to 10 Faraday cups and at least one ion counting system. The instrument shall include all necessary components to achieve ultrahigh vacuum with differential pumping between source and analyzer. The source must have a multi-sample turret capable of holding 20 samples of either single or double/triple filament units. The computer controlled data acquisition shall allow automated unattended isotopic analysis.
To express an interest please to the following website
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433100

3)Quantity or scope
Thermal ionisation multi-collector magnetic sector mass spectrometer (TIMS)
The instrument is to be an extended-geometry magnetic-sector multiple-ion-collection thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS), fitted with at least 9 replaceable Faraday cups, and with ion counting and energy/direction filter lenses for high abundance sensitivity measurements. The mass analyzer is to be capable of a mass range of 3 to 280 amu for both positive and negative ions. Multiple ion collection will include up to 10 Faraday cups and at least one ion counting system. The instrument shall include all necessary components to achieve ultrahigh vacuum with differential pumping between source and analyzer. The source must have a multi-sample turret capable of holding 20 samples of either single or double/triple filament units. The computer controlled data acquisition shall allow automated unattended isotopic analysis.
To express an interest please to the following website
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6463

Estimated value excluding VAT: 383 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
in days: 90 (from the award of the contract)
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:
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
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: Requested in tender document. Please go to the following link to see Durham University exclusion criteria document
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III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requested in tender document. Please go to the following link to see Durham University exclusion criteria document
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III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Any mandatory technical requirements are detailed at the following link
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Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Any minimum levels of standards are detailed at the following link
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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
Envisaged number of operators: 5
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:
OJEU13-008
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: 6.3.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
6.3.2013 – 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: 6.3.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised University personel using the eSourcing system.

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

As in section v.1.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The communication will be in the form of a letter which will be issued electronically. The letter will provide a full debrief and contact details should a tenderer wish to appeal the decision. The timescale for appeals will be detailed in the letter.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.1.2013

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