Supply of Laboratory Equipment

Supply of Laboratory Equipment

Vector-magnet system for optical magneto-microscopy and spectroscopy.

UK-Sheffield: laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2012/S 78-128577

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, 10-12 Brunswick Street
For the attention of: Ms Yi Wu
S10 2FN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142222171
E-mail: yi.wu@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.in-tendhost.com/sheffield

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

390/YW. Vector-magnet system for optical magneto-microscopy and spectroscopy.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The University of Sheffield,
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
NUTS code UKE32

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 inorganic semiconductor physics group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, are looking to buy a vector-magnet system for low temperature optical magneto-microscopy and spectroscopy.
The system will be used for optical studies of solid state nano-structured materials and photonic structures comprising these materials. Examples include semiconductor quantum dots, nanowires, colour centres in diamond, colloidal quantum dots and various photonic cavities with these types of nanostructures. Physics to be studied span spin properties, photon statistics, coherence properties etc. These will be studied at low temperature (2-4K) and high magnetic field up to 9T. Importantly, not only the magnitude, but also direction of the magnetic field should be possible to vary in situ without removing the sample and changing optical alignment. In-plane magnetic fields up to 4T and above will be required. Requirement to address individual nano-structures and photonic cavities of various geometries will demand flexibility in precise sample positioning and optical excitation alignment also in situ, and in addition exceptional mechanical stability of the whole system.
Further details are available in the tender documents.
Closing date for return of tenders: 31.5.2012 noon.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 33111610

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Supply and installation of one Vector-magnet system, with warranty for a minimum of 2 years.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

390/YW
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.5.2012 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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: no
VI.3)Additional information
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:20.4.2012