Tender for Supply of Metrology Microscope to Natural History Museum
Metrology microscope required for archaeological research.
United Kingdom-London: Microscopes
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Metrology Microscope for Archaeological Research
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The NHM’s Core Research Laboratories (CRL) provide a centralised resource for collections-based research.
Our current Alicona IFM G4 was purchased in 2006 and is at the end of its service life. We can meet our current objectives with the existing instrument but are prevented from advancing the scope of our research due to its limitations compared to the latest instrument. Projects and sample types that we are unable to examine with the current instrument include reflective and translucent materials (polished metal, some bone, teeth, shell, obsidian and wax objects, flint and stone tools) and we cannot examine objects with steep overhangs. Some projects require large areas to be examined. With the current system this takes too long to be a practical proposition.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Inner London – West.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Purchase of a metrology microscope for archaeological research.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The Museum received formal notification of funding from the XXXX on Monday 1 December 2020. The grant has to spent before 31 March 2021. Internal processes are slowed because many staff remain homeworkers or returning from furlough. Finally we are reasonably certain that this equipment will be purchased from within the EU with Brexit 1 month away we need to expedite this purchase in order to ensure delivery before the deadline stated above.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2020123-PRO-17454525
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
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