Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKD3
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 University wishes to appoint a Contractor or Contractors to supply a magnet system to be used for research relating to graphene and other 2D materials. The instrument will be located within the laboratories of the Condensed Matter Physics group in the School of Physics & Astronomy. The system must be capable of operating in magnetic fields up to 16-18T and in the temperature range <2.5K to 400-500K.
The system must be fully installed and commissioned by the end of August 2014.
The funding has been awarded on the basis of a strictly cash limited sum which is also subject to certain time constraints.
The University seeks bids that will provide the best resource, to deliver the best science possible, within the budget and timescale.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 11.2.2014. Completion 26.8.2014
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Authoritys particular requirements will be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation and may include, inter alia, performance bond(s) and/or parent-company guarantee(s) and/or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be determined. Further details will be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Authoritys particular requirements are to be determined but the Authority may require that any contract awarded shall be entered into by a single legal entity on the part of the successful candidate.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Firms will be expected to provide evidence of their capacity to deliver against the contract.
Bidders must demonstrate sound practice in respect of equality and diversity by completing a questionnaire as part of the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Bidders must confirm that they are not ineligible to bid under the criteria for rejection laid down in Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must provide three references to demostrate that the equipment they intend to supply works successfully.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.3.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
3.3.2014 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 3.3.2014 – 14:00
Central Procurement Office
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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 National Graphene Institute (NGI) is a multi-million pound investment to establish Europe’s leading research/commercialisation centre at the University of Manchester. The NGI will provide clean room and laboratory facilities across four floors in a new building within the University campus. The University has secured funding from the EPSRC and the ERDF, toward the cost of the project.
The NGI is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funds having been awarded under the NWOP ERDF Programme 2007-13.
Variant bids may be requested or permitted by the University within parameters to be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
The Authority expressly reserves the rights (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice, (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition (iii) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the supplies/services covered by this notice, and (iv) to award contract(s) in stages, and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
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: