Tender for Supply and Installation Of A Transmission Electron Microscope

Tender for Supply and Installation Of A Transmission Electron Microscope

The University of Birmingham invites tenders for the supply of a transmission electron microscope.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Electron microscopes

2018/S 133-302202

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Susanna Ting
Telephone: +44 1214145389
E-mail: s.y.ting@bham.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: www.bham.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Tender for the Supply and Installation Of A Transmission Electron Microscope

Reference number: SC6493/18

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This project is funded by the European Structural Investment Funds.

The University of Birmingham invites tenders for the supply of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) optimised for in-situ characterisation of advanced materials.

This project is partly funded by the European Structural Investment Funds.

Overall budget for this item is up to 650 000 GBP excluding VAT.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

The University of Birmingham

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A Transmission electron microscope, optimised for in-situ characterisation of advanced materials including (but not limited to) engineering alloys for nuclear, aerospace and structural applications, is required. Combined with excellent performance the system should also be compatible with a multi-user environment and be versatile to perform the tasks to a high standard in a time efficient manner.


1) A TEM capable of diffraction contrast imaging and selected area diffraction and convergent beam diffraction;

2) The maximum beam voltage should be as high as possible and equal to or greater than 300kV;

3) The ability of the microscope to operate in scanning (STEM) mode is highly desirable;

4) A fast and high-resolution camera is highly desirable. The camera should be as many pixels as possible, at least 2k x 2k. The camera should be as high speed as possible;

5) A high energy resolution X-ray SDD is highly desirable;

6) The microscope should be equipped with at least one single-tilt holders and it is highly desirable to have more specimen holders for analytical and in-situ experiments;

7) Specimen drift should be as low as possible.

To be delivered by the end of November 2018

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:


II.2.14)Additional information

This is an ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) project. Should the project encounter any budgetary constraints then the University reserves the right to withdraw the requirement.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/08/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/08/2018
Local time: 12:15

The University of Birmingham Procurement Office

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1214148541
E-mail: procurement@bham.ac.ukInternet address: www.bham.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: