Remote Synthesis Apparatus

Remote Synthesis Apparatus

A remote synthesis rig capable of performing small scale synthesis experiments (e.g. producing up to 10g of product).

Reference number: DSTLX-R1000071643

Deadline date:29/06/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: South East SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND),

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: DSTL

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Description of the contract

A remote synthesis rig capable of performing small scale synthesis experiments (e.g. producing up to 10g of product). To accommodate different scales of reaction a variety of interchangeable glassware should be provided. The apparatus should fit inside a typical fume cupboard. To assist with determining suitability, dimensions should be supplied. The apparatus should be able to maintain temperature programmes by controlled heating/cooling and record the temperature profile of the ongoing reaction. Reactions should be continually mixed using reliable stirrers; the ability to use either magnetic or overhead stirrers is essential. Addition of solid materials would be a definite advantage, however controlled remote additions of starting materials (solid or liquid) is essential. Once a reaction is complete it would be advantageous to flush the reaction vessel into a filtration vessel to reduce operator contact with the reaction mixture as much as possible. Also of interest but not essential is a storage system in which the equipment can be stored/transported as it is anticipated the equipment will be moved between laboratories. Inclusion of a robust storage system that will minimise damage is an advantage although not essential. For future developments it would be advantageous that the system is compatible with a range of equipment that can be upgraded or interchanged. Inclusion of software and apparatus handling training will be considered. Ex demonstration equipment will be considered.




Classification of the contract

38800000 Industrial process control equipment and remote-control equipment

33793000 Laboratory glassware


Additional information

Contract type: Supplies – Purchase

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 09/07/2012 – 03/08/2012


Who to contact

Contact name Mr Jamie Coyle

Organisation name DSTL

Address Building A1, Rm 29, Fort Halstead, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7BP

Telephone 01959892041

Extension number:

Fax 01959 892669

Web address


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.