Tender for Supply of Metal Cluster Deposition System

Tender for Supply of Metal Cluster Deposition System

Imperial College London seeks the purchase of a 4inch Graphene Metal Cluster Deposition System which must comply with the following core requirements.

UK-London: Geological and geophysical instruments

2012/S 238-392340

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Imperial College London
Level 1 Faculty Building, Exhibition Road
For the attention of: Paul Pahiti
SW7 2AZ London
Telephone: +44 2075948654
E-mail: tenders@imperial.ac.uk
Fax: +44 2075948720

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

Other: Imperial College London is not a body governed by public law under current definitions and follows EU procurement regulations on a non-mandatory basis This advert is placed on a voluntary basis and in doing so, Imperial College London does not intend to be bound by the official procurement procedures for Goods, Services, or Works and will follow standard College procedures as detailed at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/purchasing/how%20to%20do%20business%20with%20the%20college.

I.3)Main activity
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Metal Cluster Deposition System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKI11
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)
Imperial College London seeks the purchase of a 4inch Graphene Metal Cluster Deposition System which must comply with the following core requirements.
1. Full recipe-driven automated system for in-situ deposition of metal-graphene multilayer structures that (i) consists of ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) chamber (for metal deposition) and an advanced graphene CVD module connected via a sample entry chamber (requirements for all chambers are provided below) and (ii) have provision for connection of a future module (not part of this project) dedicated to high k dielectric layers growth e.g. atomic layer deposition (ALD) chamber.
2. The superimposed load on the system caster/feet should NOT exceed 5kN/m2
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
One complete system is required.
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
Duration in months: 6 (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:
To be agreed.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be agreed.
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: To be agreed.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To be included in the tender documentation.
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
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
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:
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: 2.1.2013 – 00:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.1.2013 – 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
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


To be agreed.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
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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