Supply of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

Supply of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

The University of Southampton (University) is interested in acquiring 120 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes.

United Kingdom-Southampton: Oscilloscopes

2015/S 122-222599

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Southampton
Highfield
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk
For the attention of: Inez Scudder
SO17 1BJ Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2380594565
E-mail: is3@soton.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.southampton.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:

Supply of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes.

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: University of Southampton.

NUTS code UKJ32

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 has a procurement opportunity for the supply of Oscilloscopes for one of its department.
The University of Southampton (University) is interested in acquiring 120 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes (instrument) to enhance the capability and capacity of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Teaching Laboratory within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. The laboratory is based within the school of Electronics and Computer Science, which is currently ranked number 1 in the UK for its Electrical and Electronic Engineering undergraduate programme. We seek to procure a modern and fast instrument with extensive capability, which will help to maintain our reputation as the UK leader. The University may also wish to take out an option to purchase up to a further 80 units to be delivered on an as and when required basis, these may be ordered in bulk or single units.
Under no circumstances whatsoever will the University of Southampton be liable for or pay any expenses or costs which may be incurred (whether directly or indirectly) by the tenderer in the preparation or submission of their tender proposal.
The University of Southampton is not bound to accept the lowest offer or any tender in full or in part.
In evaluating the tender, the University will seek the most economically advantageous offers in terms of the criteria listed below:
Description Weighting.
Price 25 %.
Technical Suitability and evaluation 50 %.
Service Level Support 15 %.
Maintenance 10 %.
Full details, including sub-criteria, is available within the invitation to tender documentation.

This tender will be conducted electronically and tender documents can be downloaded from the web portal (Intend) provided earlier in this notice.https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsouthampton

Expressions of Interest must be by way of completion and return of the Invitation to Tender document via the University’s e-tendering system Intend by the date/time specified in IV.3.4.
Request for clarifications can only be requested until 12:00 on 8.7.2015 via the In-Tend portal correspondence facility.
All responses must be uploaded onto this portal by no later than 12:00 Noon on 23.7.2015. Failure to upload your response by this time may result in your exclusion from the tender process. If you are experiencing any technical difficulties when uploading on to the system, please ring +44 23 8059 2654 Before the 12:00 deadline for investigation, calls received after this time will not be considered.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38342000, 38340000, 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:

The University of Southampton (University) is interested in acquiring 120 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes (instrument) to enhance the capability and capacity of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Teaching Laboratory within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. The laboratory is based within the school of Electronics and Computer Science, which is currently ranked number 1 in the UK for its Electrical and Electronic Engineering undergraduate programme. We seek to procure a modern and fast instrument with extensive capability, which will help to maintain our reputation as the UK leader. The University may also wish to take out an option to purchase up to a further 80 units to be delivered on an as and when required basis, these may be ordered in bulk or single units.
The Purpose of the Instrument.
To support the laboratory programme for our taught programmes by enabling students to perform measurements on analogue, digital and mixed signal circuits.
Primary Hardware.
Supply 120 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes. The instrument must have a minimum of four analogue and sixteen digital channels, have fast acquisition and extensive memory on all channels. It must have a large colour display with the ability to connect to an external monitor. It must meet the common interface standards being able to be networked (LAN) and connected directly to a PC with USB.
Required Software.
Associated software to allow the instrument to be operated and for settings, waveforms, and measurements to be observed remotely; to allow acquired data to be exported and stored in standard formats (e.g. CSV); to allow multiple acquired data to be analysed.
The value range is anticipated to be between 150 000 GBP and 600 000 GBP. This upper limit is to allow for the potential purchase of up to an additional 80 oscilloscopes and allows for an extended warranty/maintenance agreement outside of the initial contract/warranty period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, warranties and other forms of appropriate security.

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

As defined in the Tender Documents.

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

No special legal form will be required. In the case of organisations applying as a consortia or joint venture, full details for each member is required. It will be necessary for each member to sign an undertaking that they shall be jointly and severally liable, or to require a single provider to take primary liability for the performance of the contract.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
In accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
To support the financial assessment the University will obtain a financial appraisal report from CreditSafe. This report provides the University with an overall Risk Score which will be used to assess the applicants financial standing. A suitable Performance Bond or Parent Company Guarantee may at the University’s discretion be accepted and allowed to override a poor credit score.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable):
Organisations are advised that the following minimum insurance levels are required:
Employers Liability 5 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability 5 000 000 GBP.
Product Liability 5 000 000 GBP.
For organisations with insurance levels in currencies other than GBP, equivalent currency standards at the time of submission will apply.
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:

N15/ESM/62

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: 23.7.2015 – 11:59
Payable documents: no

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

23.7.2015 – 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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

This tender will be conducted electronically and tender documents can be downloaded from the web portal (Intend) provided earlier in this notice.https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsouthampton.

If you are not already registered as a supplier with the In-tend Portal, you will need to register before accessing the tender documents. if you are not an existing supplier to the University, please complete and upload the Health and Safety New Supplier documentation which is attached to the stage along with the tender document.
Once you have logged in as a supplier, click on current tenders and locate the tender documents by clicking on 14.xx.xxxx. Further instructions for the submission of tender are below. (Please note, to preserve the integrity of the tendering procedure, all queries must made be via In-Tend).
To submit your return, please follow the instructions below:
1. Log In;
2. My Tenders;
3. View Tender Details;
4. View Documents;
5. Browse and Upload each part of your return (or Zip File);
6. Once ALL your response documents are uploaded and displayed in the — My Documents for Return — use — Submit My Return — You are only permitted to submit once.
Expressions of Interest must be by way of completion and return of [insert document name] via the University’s e-tendering system Intend by the date/time specified in IV.3.4.
Due to the nature of this procurement, it has been deemed not appropriate to divide into lots.
Under no circumstances whatsoever will the University of Southampton be liable for or pay any expenses or costs which may be incurred (whether directly or indirectly) by the tenderer in the preparation or submission of their tender proposal.
The University of Southampton is not bound to accept the lowest offer or any tender in full or in part.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

23.6.2015

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