Tender for Supply and Installation of Mass Spectrometer

Tender for Supply and Installation of Mass Spectrometer

Supply of Multi collector thermal ionisation mass spectrometer.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Mass spectrometer

2019/S 153-376508

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House
United Kingdom
Contact person: Christian Hill
E-mail: Research.Tenders@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.ukri.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Crown Commercial Services
United Kingdom
E-mail: expressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Mass Spectrometer

Reference number: RE19185

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The UKRI British Geological Survey (BGS) Geochronology and Tracers Facility (NEIF-GTF) requires the supply, delivery, and installation of a state of the art, new multicollector thermal ionisation mass spectrometer (MC-TIMS) with high performance ion counting detector and low-noise high-sensitivity Faraday amplifier system at its high precision U-Pb geochronology laboratory at the BGS, Keyworth, Nottingham, UK.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 416 000.00 GBP

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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of Multi collector thermal ionisation mass spectrometer (MC-TIMS).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 90
Price – Weighting: 10

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 416 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 11/10/2019
End: 10/10/2020
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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: 17/09/2019
Local time: 14:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/09/2019
Local time: 14:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority (CA) will continue to utilise the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for this procurement if the United Kingdom (UK) is able to gain access to the OJEU.

If, however during this procurement process the UK exits the EU and this does not allow for any transitional arrangements of access aligned to the timings of the procurement, the contracting authority will as directed by the UK Governments Cabinet Office (via Crown Commercial Services) utilise the UK Governments own procurement portal to discharge the balance of its statutory obligations associated with this procurement.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders. All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (threshold amounts). The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in I.3). The deadline for requests for participation is 16.9.2019 at 14.00. The closing date and time for bidders to submit their response is 17.9.2019 at 14.00.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House
United KingdomInternet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House
United Kingdom
E-mail: Policy@uksbs.co.ukInternet address: www.uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House
United Kingdom
E-mail: Policy@uksbs.co.ukInternet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: