Supply of SQUID-VSM magnetometer

Supply of SQUID-VSM magnetometer

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds is seeking tenders for a research-level SQUID magnetometer.

UK-Leeds: magnetometer geophysical instruments

2012/S 136-227135

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.in-tendhost.com/universityofleeds/

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:

SQUID-VSM magnetometer.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKE42

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 School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Leeds is seeking tenders for a research-level SQUID magnetometer. The instrument should offer the state of the art sensitivity and stability and provide the flexibility to develop applications in magneto-electric and magneto-optic measurements. The magnetometer must be able to operate in an open laboratory, must be able to perform AC susceptibility measurements and carry out measurements up to 1000 K. An excellent level of customer care and commitment to support our research in multidisciplinary magnetometry in thin films and powders is also required.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38260000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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

Options: yes
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 1.6.2012. Completion 31.5.2013

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Group or joint bidders must be jointly and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Regulation 23 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 applies to the current tendering competition. Regulation 23 sets out the grounds on which a supplies/services provider may be deemed ineligible to a tender for or be awarded a public contract. Rejection is permissible, and in some instances, obligatory.
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

FC/1290
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 29.8.2012 – 00:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.8.2012 – 10:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The University of Leeds intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise, therefore this is the preferred method for suppliers to obtain further information and express their interest. Prospective suppliers should follow steps 1-11 below to express their interest and obtain the documents. (NB. Suppliers who have previously registered on the In-Tend system as a University of Leeds supplier should go to step 8).
1. Suppliers should register on the In-Tend system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleeds/

2. Click the New User Registration link
3. Enter the user and business details requested and click Next
4. Add your contact details by clicking Add. Complete the details and click Next
5. Click Next again to confirm the contact details and move to the next screen
6. Check all registration details are correct and click Register my Details
7. You will receive an e-mail with your user and password details
8. Return to the web site and click Login. Enter your details and click Login
9. Click the Current Tenders link and then Show All Tenders
10. To express an interest, click on the relevant tender and then on Express Interest
11. You will receive an e-mail shortly afterwards to confirm that your expression of interest has been received and that the documents are now available to view on the system.
12. Click on the link provided to re-enter the In-Tend site, click on My Tenders, then View Tender Details, then View Documents.
For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the helpdesk via e-mail at support@in-tend.com or by phone on +44 1332869400.

Freedom of information.
The University is a Public Authority within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Information received may be made available on demand in accordance with Freedom of Information Act 2000.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: centralpurchasing@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: centralpurchasing@adm.leeds.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: centralpurchasing@adm.leeds.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.7.2012