Tender for Supply and Installation Of A Transmission Electron Microscope
The University of Birmingham invites tenders for the supply of a transmission electron microscope.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Electron microscopes
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Susanna Ting
Telephone: +44 1214145389
NUTS code: UKG31
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Tender for the Supply and Installation Of A Transmission Electron Microscope
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
This project is funded by the European Structural Investment Funds.
The University of Birmingham invites tenders for the supply of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) optimised for in-situ characterisation of advanced materials.
This project is partly funded by the European Structural Investment Funds.
Overall budget for this item is up to 650 000 GBP excluding VAT.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
The University of Birmingham
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
A Transmission electron microscope, optimised for in-situ characterisation of advanced materials including (but not limited to) engineering alloys for nuclear, aerospace and structural applications, is required. Combined with excellent performance the system should also be compatible with a multi-user environment and be versatile to perform the tasks to a high standard in a time efficient manner.
1) A TEM capable of diffraction contrast imaging and selected area diffraction and convergent beam diffraction;
2) The maximum beam voltage should be as high as possible and equal to or greater than 300kV;
3) The ability of the microscope to operate in scanning (STEM) mode is highly desirable;
4) A fast and high-resolution camera is highly desirable. The camera should be as many pixels as possible, at least 2k x 2k. The camera should be as high speed as possible;
5) A high energy resolution X-ray SDD is highly desirable;
6) The microscope should be equipped with at least one single-tilt holders and it is highly desirable to have more specimen holders for analytical and in-situ experiments;
7) Specimen drift should be as low as possible.
To be delivered by the end of November 2018
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
This is an ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) project. Should the project encounter any budgetary constraints then the University reserves the right to withdraw the requirement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
The University of Birmingham Procurement Office
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: