Supply of Chemostats and Bioreactors

Supply of Chemostats and Bioreactors

We wish to obtain up to 8 x chemostats/ bioreactors (priced as separate units). Publication date:20/02/2012

Procurer reference: AU/IBERS/CJN2012
Value of tender: £80000
CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
No
Contract Type
Supplies
SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
Name of the organisation
IBERS
Contact Name
Mr Cameron Pope
Address
IBERS, Aberystwyth University , Gogerddan , Aberystwyth , Ceredigion , ,
Postcode
SY23 3EB
Phone
01970 823015
Fax
01970 823017
EMail
cmp@aber.ac.uk
Web Address
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/
SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT
Type of supplies contract
Purchase
Is it a framework agreement?
No
Title of the contract
Supply of Chemostats and Bioreactors.
Description of the contract

In order to develop an experimental system to mimic fermentations in a wide range of gut environments.

we wish to obtain

Up to 8 x chemostats/ bioreactors (priced as separate units)

All systems capable of aseptic operation under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

Vessels to have an operating volume of 2 liters or less, each vessel to be supplied with and without a downward sloping side arm output within the operating volume, internal diameter of at least 3 cm.

Each vessel to have independent control and monitoring of;

Agitation via stirring

pH,

dO2 and/or redox

temperature (from RT to 42C)

Gas flow (meter capable of controlling gas at very low flow 2-10 of mL/min)

The top plate must have spare ports capable of accepting additional probes and or inputs that may become available at a later date, in order to keep the systems current (at least 1 additional port with a diameter ~ 20mm with clear vertical clearance to be able to mount and external solid feeder unit to be obtained separately).

A computerised based monitoring system for all vessels and if available a computerised control system.

Optional

Feeding pumps for buffer and outflow controlled directly with the controller or via the computer so every fermenter is truly independent (avoiding use of multichannel peristaltic pump).

Interchangeable vessel to be able to work with volumes of 1-2L and 100-500mL.

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
38000000 – Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).

SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents


SECTION IV: Administrative Information

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Regards

Mike Smith

Procurement Manager

Aberystwyth University

Reference Number
AU/IBERS/CJN2012
Deadline Date
19.03.2012
Deadline date refers to
receipt of tender.
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
No