Supply and Installation of Superconducting Magnet

Supply and Installation of Superconducting Magnet

Invitation to tender for supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Superconducting Magnet.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Magnets

2016/S 107-190232

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Strathclyde
181 St James Road, Estates Management
G4 0NT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1415504400
NUTS code: UKM34

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Invitation to tender for supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Superconducting Magnet.

Reference number: UOS-7982-2016

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The superconducting (SC) Cryo-Free Magnets (CFM) will be integrated into, and become a critical part of, the high power broadband mm-wave/terahertz gyro-amplifiers at the University of Strathclyde (UoS).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34
Main site or place of performance:

University of Strathclyde, level 1, ABP laboratory, Technology and Innovation Centre.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The magnet will feature a novel magnetic structure specially devised to generate a configurable ‘cusp’ magnetic field profile needed for the generation of the rotating electron beam and hence efficient amplification of mm/terahertz waves by the gyro-amplifier.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Price – Weighting: 40 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 448 500.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 14
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Insurance requirements

During the term of the Contract and for a period of 5 years thereafter, the Supplier shall effect and maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, a policy or policies of insurance covering all matters which are the subject of indemnities under the Contract including Product Liability insurance to a minimum of the value of the Contract, Public Liability insurance to a minimum sum of 5 000 000 GBP and Employers’ Liability insurance to a minimum sum of 5 000 000 GBP, in each case in respect of any 1 incident and unlimited as to the number of incidents unless otherwise agreed by the Client in writing. Where the Contract relates to Professional Services, the Supplier shall maintain in force with reputable insurers Professional Liability insurance in the sum of not less than 1 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident and unlimited as to numbers of claims. The Client reserves the right to require adjustments to such insurance cover if they consider that to be necessary.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Section 4B — Financial Years (see minimum levels).

Turnover as per 4B.1.1 and 4B.2.2 (see minimum levels).

Ratios as per 4B.4.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Financial Years — all financial information must be provided for the most current previous 2 reported financial years.

Turnover — should be up to twice the estimated contract value, as specified at II.2) over the past 2 financial years. However the client reserves the right to review and consider all supporting financial information in this regard.

Ratios — please provide Acid, Current and Cash ratios.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/07/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Date: 04/07/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that all the sections of ESPD (both marked as mandatory and optional) must be answered in full.

All the additional documents must be submitted in English.

ESPD 4D.1 Quality Assurance Scheme — ISO9001 or equivalent

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(SC Ref: 447538).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Strathclyde
181 St James Road, Estates Management
G4 0NT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1415504400Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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