Tender for Supply of Metrology Microscope to Natural History Museum

Tender for Supply of Metrology Microscope to Natural History Museum

Metrology microscope required for archaeological research.

United Kingdom-London: Microscopes

2020/S 239-592203

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Natural History Museum
Postal address: Cromwell Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI3 Inner London – West
Postal code: SW7 5BD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Robert Oldfield
E-mail: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2079425305
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.nhm.ac.uk

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Microscopes./MZS9EEQR6G
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Microscopes./MZS9EEQR6G
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: National Museum

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Metrology Microscope for Archaeological Research

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38510000 Microscopes

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

 

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.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI3 Inner London – West
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London – West.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of a metrology microscope for archaeological research.

 

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: 60
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.2.13)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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MZS9EEQR6G

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

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.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 18/12/2020
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 29/01/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

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 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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Microscopes./MZS9EEQR6G

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MZS9EEQR6G

GO Reference: GO-2020123-PRO-17454525

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Natural History Museum
Postal address: Cromwell Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW7 5BD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: a.davies@nhm.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2079425416
Internet address: www.nhm.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Natural History Museum
Postal address: Cromwell Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW7 5BD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: a.davies@nhm.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2079425416
Internet address: www.nhm.ac.uk

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

Official name: Natural History Museum
Postal address: Cromwell Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW7 5BD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: a.davies@nhm.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2079425416
Internet address: www.nhm.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/12/2020