Supply of Scientific Equipment for Materials Research Facility

Supply of Scientific Equipment for Materials Research Facility

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. 1) a combined Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for precise fabrication of nanostructures and optimal preparation of speciments for subsequent examination.

UK-Abingdon: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2012/S 243-399567

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
For the attention of: Jim Ennis
OX14 3DB Abingdon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235466257
E-mail: jim.ennis@ccfe.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1235466648

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-atomic-energy.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.uk-atomic-energy.org.uk/TenderDocs.aspx?DocName=coilsupports.zip

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
Other: Fusion 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:
Supply of Scientific Equipment for Materials Research Facility.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKJ14
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)
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK’s national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, and is owned and operated by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. CCFE requires the following scientific equipment for it’s Materials Research Facility (MRF) 1) a combined Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for precise fabrication of nanostructures and optimal preparation of speciments for subsequent examination. 2) A Nano Indenter (NI) for mechanical testing of nanostructures and micromechanical methods and 3) Scanning Eltron Microscope (SEM) for analysis of a range of metallic samples.
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): 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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Detalis provided within the invitation to Tender.
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: 42 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 001 Lot title: A combined Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) and Scanning Electron Microscope SEM

1)Short description
This is a combined FIB and SEM for precise fabrication of nanostructures and optimal preparation of specimens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000

3)Quantity or scope
Quantity 1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Applicants have the option to submit bids for one or multiple lots.
Lot No: 002 Lot title: Nano Indenter
1)Short description
This is required for precise mechanical testing of nanostructures and micromechanical characterisation methods.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000

3)Quantity or scope
Quantity 1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Applicants have the option to submit bids for one or multiple lots.
Lot No: 003 Lot title: Scanning Electron Microscope
1)Short description
For analysis of a range of metallic samples.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000

3)Quantity or scope
Quantity 1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Applicants have the option to submit bids for one or multiple lots.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
All prices should be in sterling and payment will be made in GBP.
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: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
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:
T/JE063/12.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 221-364203 of 16.11.2012

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
21.1.2013 – 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
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised individuals within the United Kingdom.
Atomic Energy Authority and any persons nominated to act on the Authority’s behalf.

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
Documents: All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Payment: All prices must be stated in tenderers local currency.
Cost of tendering: The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right not to award a contract. The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.
English law: The contract shall be considered as a contract made in England and shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the provisions of English Law.
Annulment: The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract.
Sub-contracting: The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority work within strict safety guidelines and tenderers will be required to specify and justify any proposals to subcontract.
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:
13.12.2012

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