Tender for Purchase of Stereoscopes

Tender for Purchase of Stereoscopes

The National Institute of Biological Standards and Control requires up to 4 stereo dissection microscopes.

Purchase of Stereoscopes

Contract summary



  • Microscopes – 38510000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 March 2021

Closing date

16 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

5 April 2021

Contract end date

4 April 2031

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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The National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (a centre of the MHRA) requires up to 4 stereo dissection microscopes to be used within a Class II microbiological safety cabinet to visualise human stem cell colonies, and enable areas of undifferentiated cells to be dissected from the colony for further subculture, whilst maintaining the required air grade environment during dissection.


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Instructions How to Respond to this Tender – ITT_ 4680

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How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer



National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, Blanche Lane, South Mimms
Potters Bar