Tender for Supply of Scanning Electron Microscope

Tender for Supply of Scanning Electron Microscope

Tender for supply of a Tungsten / LaB6 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

 

United Kingdom-Swansea: Scanning electron microscopes

2015/S 083-147372

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park
For the attention of: Kath Dunseath
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1792295873

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.swansea.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345

Electronic access to information: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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:

Tender for supply of a Tungsten / LaB6 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

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: Swansea University Science & Innovation Bay Campus.

NUTS code UKL

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 Institute of Structural Materials at Swansea University specialises in the mechanical characterisation of advanced metallic and ceramic based systems with a particular emphasis placed on the understanding of property – micro-structure relationships. To this end, substantial volumes of fractographic inspection are covered on a daily basis where standard SEM facilities are essential. On a more fundamental level, electron back scattered diffraction and chemical mapping (EDS) are employed in order to assess processing, segregation and textural effects on mechanical performance. To date, such facilities have been available within the College of Engineering on a shared basis, however, with approximately 70 % of the total access time allowed on that equipment being used by ISM staff and students, it is now essential that the ISM procures its own dedicated equipment to meet the delivery schedules expected by high profile research sponsors such as Roll-Royce and Airbus and to expand our research capabilities.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=26197

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38511100, 38510000, 38900000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

One off supply with warranty.

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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:

T95 (15)
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

26.5.2015 – 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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.5.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Swansea University

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The funding for this contract may be provided from a number of different sources including the Welsh Government, UK Government, European Investment Bank Loan or European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
This contract will also include the Swansea University Science and Innovation Bay Campus.

VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:26197).
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:

24.4.2015

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