Tender for the Supply of Microscopy Equipment

Tender for the Supply of Microscopy Equipment

Swansea University is requesting tenders for instruments that provide a technical solution to the 2 Lots listed below: Lot 1 REQ 1 – 1 Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIBSEM).
REQ 2 – 1 Large chamber tungsten/Lab Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

United Kingdom-Swansea: Scanning electron microscopes

2014/S 248-438100

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: Owen Cullen, Senior Purchasing Officer
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1792295836

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: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.swansea.ac.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.swansea.ac.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.swansea.ac.uk

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 the Supply of Microscopy Equipment.

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 and 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)

Swansea University is requesting tenders for instruments that provide a technical solution to the 2 Lots listed below:
Lot 1
REQ 1 – 1 Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIBSEM)
REQ 2 – 1 Large chamber tungsten/Lab Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Lot 2
REQ 1 – 1 Inverted stage Reflected light Microscope (IRM)
REQ 2 – 1 Digital Microscope (DM)
REQ 3 – 7 Laboratory Optical Microscopes (LOMs)
REQ 4 – Flexible microscope image capture system
Swansea University will appoint 1 supplier only to each Lot.
The University will appoint the Most Economically Advantageous Tender for each Lot to supply the Goods and related Services. Tenderers may apply for 1 or both Lots.
The University will however accept consortium tenders. See the section entitled Consortium Bidding of this document for further information.
This supplier will act as the single point of contact during the installation and commissioning of the equipment. Subsequent equipment upkeep and technical support (including service contracts) should be provided by the OEMs (where they are not also the supplier) and or a certified servicing company.

This equipment will be installed in the Advanced Imaging of Materials Centre (AIM) a new bespoke designed facility that will form a core part of Swansea University’s GBP 450 000 000 2nd campus development. The facility infrastructure will be completed in May of 2014 with equipment installations expected to be carried out between July and October. As such, particular attention will be paid to commitments to planning and implementation of delivery, installation and commissioning by the supplier. The AIM facility will house a wide variety of imaging and spatially resolved analytical techniques including (but not limited to): X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray tomography, Scanning Kelvin Probe atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and scanning vibrating electrode technique. Whilst the primary focus of the centre is to support materials science, it will be an open access facility and as such it will serve a broad range of other users from other fields (e.g. biosciences). The centre is interested where possible to integrate/correlate the data generated from these various techniques and those supplied as part of this requirement.

Funding for this equipment is being provided by the Welsh European Funding Office. For guidance the total budget available for this purchase is GBP 1 200 000 including VAT.

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=20477

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38511100, 38600000

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:

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Scanning Electron Microscopes

1)Short description

REQ 1 – 1 Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIBSEM)
REQ 2 – 1 Large chamber tungsten / Lab Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38511100

3)Quantity or scope

As described within the tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Optical Equipments

1)Short description

REQ 1 – 1 Inverted stage Reflected light Microscope (IRM)
REQ 2 – 1 Digital Microscope (DM)
REQ 3 – 7 Laboratory Optical Microscopes (LOMs)
REQ 4 – Flexible microscope image capture system.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38636000

3)Quantity or scope

As described within the tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

The University’s normal conditions of payment are net 30 days after receipt of goods and or services. There are however occasions when the University’s standard terms of payment will be inappropriate, and staged Payments will be required. In circumstances where staged Payments are necessary, a maximum of 20 % should normally be made in advance with an equivalent amount held as a retainer for a minimum period of three months after completion of the contract. Any variations to these payment terms must be approved by the Head of Procurement or, in their absence, the Purchasing Officer. Where appropriate a Bank guarantee or equivalent should be arranged to cover any advanced payment in such a contract. In all cases where the advance payment exceeds GBP 5 000 in value then a bank guarantee should be provided, unless the University obtains title to the goods which are the subject of the advance payment.
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:

T56(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

29.1.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Swansea University Science and Innovation Bay Campus.
The funding for this contract is provided from a number of different sources including the Welsh Government, UK Government, and European Investment Bank Loan and the project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The successful contractor will be required to comply with reasonable requests for information from the University to satisfy its own needs or those of the funding bodies.

VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:20477).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Swansea University, Procurement Department.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.12.2014

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