Supply Autoclave to University of Southampton

Supply Autoclave to University of Southampton

To procure a single fit for purpose autoclave.

Contract summary


  • Autoclaves – 33191110

Location of contract

SO17 1BJ

Value of contract

£40k – £50k

Published date

16 April 2019

Closing date

14 May 2019

Contract start date

01 July 2019

Contract end date

01 June 2020

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The Biomedical Research Facility at the University of Southampton is seeking to procure a single fit for purpose Autoclave that can withstand the level of constant daily use and will replace a machine that serves our category 2 laboratories as the current autoclave is no longer economical to maintain.


About the buyer

Contact name

Tony Fay


University Road





Other information


Intend Access

The University is utilising an electronic tendering tool (In-Tend: to manage this procurement and to communicate with bidders. All documentation in relation to this tender can be downloaded from the In-Tend portal.

Bidders are advised that there will be no hard copy documents issued to organisations and all communications with the University including the submission of PQQ and/or Invitation to Tender Responses will be conducted via the In-Tend portal. Regular monitoring of the portal is the responsibility of the bidder.

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In accordance with Regulation 50, paragraph (2) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and subject to Article 5 and Annex 5, Part D (13) of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (if applicable), the University intends to publish the value of any resulting contract at the award stage, and reserves the right to do so. By submitting a tender response, bidders are consenting to publication of this information unless otherwise agreed in advance with the University.

Due to the nature of this project, it has been deemed unsuitable for division into lots. The risk of dividing the requirement would render the execution of the contract excessively technically difficult, not cost effective and would undermine the proper execution of the contract.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.