Tender for Liquid Handling Robotics

Tender for Liquid Handling Robotics

Provison of liquid handling robotics systems to support laboratory operations directly linked to Next Generation Sequencing Platforms in 2 University Genomics facilities.

UK-Edinburgh: Instruments for measuring quantities

2012/S 238-392314

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
For the attention of: Colin Miller
EH1 1HT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1316519250
E-mail: colin.miller@roslin.ed.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1316502154

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107

Further information can be obtained from: University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Office
For the attention of: From tender website at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Tenders/Current
EH1 1HT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1316519250
E-mail: colin.miller@roslin.ed.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1316502154
Internet address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
For the attention of: From tender website at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Tenders/Current
EH1 1HT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1316502508
E-mail: colin.miller@roslin.ed.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1316502154
Internet address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
For the attention of: via tender website at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Tenders/Current
EH1 1HT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1316519250
Fax: +44 1316502154
Internet address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

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:
EC/0594/Liquid Handling Robotics.
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: Edinburgh.
NUTS code UKM25
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)
Provison of liquid handling robotics systems to support laboratory operations directly linked to Next Generation Sequencing Platforms in 2 University Genomics facilities.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38340000

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: no
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:
4 or 5 liquid handling robotics systems are required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000 and 420 000 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

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(3) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
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
Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Funding from an external funding body has been unexpectedly released to provide funds for this project. Conditions of Grant have stipulated that these funds must be utilised by 15.2.2013 or they will be withdrawn.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Ability to provide systems capable of integration with existing Next Generation Sequencing Platforms at both locations.
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:
EC/0594
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 17.12.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
18.12.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
18.12.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

For all further details please refer to the University of Edinburgh tedner website at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Tenders/Current (SC Ref:247660).

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:7.12.2012

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