Vet Equipment Supply Tender

Vet Equipment Supply Tender

Aberystwyth University is in the process of establishing state of the art veterinary research laboratories that will contribute to the fight against Bovine tuberculosis.

United Kingdom-Aberystwyth: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2020/S 077-183152

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Aberystwyth University
Postal address: c/o Finance Office, Student Welcome Centre, Penglais Campus
Town: Aberystwyth
NUTS code: UKL1
Postal code: SY23 3FB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lee Pereira
E-mail: lep27@aber.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1970628716
Internet address(es):Main address: www.aber.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1009

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: University

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Supply of Vet Equipment to Aberystwyth University

Reference number: AU/2019/267/VetEquip

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Aberystwyth University is in the process of establishing state of the art veterinary research laboratories that will contribute to the fight against Bovine tuberculosis (bTB). These laboratories will assist Welsh Government in their aim to eradicate bTB; bTB is the most pressing animal health issue for Wales today. By providing infrastructure and the expertise, these laboratories will contribute to the strategic preparedness of Wales to fight future disease incursion. These laboratories form part of the investment in capacity on bTB research and follow on from the establishment of the centre of excellence for bTB research in Wales, Vet-Hub 1, the Wales Veterinary Centre, KESS Scholarships and the School of Veterinary Sciences at Aberystwyth University.

Capitalization on these investments requires equipping state of the art laboratories that will enable the study of the bovine immune response to mycobacteria; these studies will provide the basis from which novel tools for the tackling of bTB will emerge. The studies to be undertaken in these laboratories will aim to gain a greater understanding of the bovine immune response to mycobacteria at the molecular, cellular, tissue and farm levels. Accordingly, the equipment required for these laboratories will fulfil the characteristics briefly described in each tender lot and it is divided into small scale equipment and large scale equipment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 604 440.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: -20oC Freezers and Fridges

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

39711124
39711120
39711110
39711100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to reliably store samples and reagents, including RNA, DNA, whole blood, blood fractions, assay plates, antigens and reagents.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: -80oC Freezers and Associated Racking

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

39711100
39711120
39711124

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs need to have the capability to reliably store samples and reagents, including RNA, DNA, whole blood, blood fractions, assay plates, antigens and reagents etc at -80oC.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 44 320.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Centrifuges

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

42931000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to centrifuge a wide variety of samples in a wide variety of containers at a variety of speeds and temperatures, including samples of RNA, DNA, whole blood, blood fractions, assay plates, etc. This requires centrifuges to operate in a temperature range from 0oC to 30oC:

centrifuges. 4 x bench top refrigerated macrofuges, 3 x bench top refrigerated centrifuges, 1 x bench top non-refrigerated centrifuge.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 78 360.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4: CO2 Incubators

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33152000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to incubate samples and reactions at variable temperatures and conditions. The incubators will be required to operate at a temperature range from 20oC to 60oC and have a CO2 supply of 5 %.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 16 500.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: Floor Standing Shaking Incubator, Floor Standing Non-Shaking Incubator

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33152000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to incubate samples and reactions at variable temperatures and conditions. This will involve the use of a variety of containers ie plates, tubes and bottles. The incubators will be required to operate at a temperature range from 20oC to 60oC.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 54 000.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 6: Microscopes

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to count cells and to observe cells for culture. The below range of microscopes will provide the capabilities required.

2 x inverted microscopes, 2 x upright light (Binocular) microscopes, 1 x stereo microscope.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 50 500.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 7: Pipettes

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38437100
38437110
38437120
38437000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to pipette a wide variety of samples across a wide variety of volumes. Protocols will call for the need to use single channel, 8 and 12 channel pipettes and to be used for a variety of samples, including samples of RNA, DNA, whole blood, blood fractions and using a variety of containers ranging from 50 ml Falcon tubes to 96 and 384 well assay plates.

Pipettes, stands and tips: 3 x sets of five adjustable pipettes + stand + tips, 3 x sets of 48 channel pipettes + stand + tips, 3 x sets of 412 channel pipettes + stands + tips.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 26 400.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 8: Water Baths, Sonication Bath and Balances

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

44411200
42943200
42943000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru labs at Aberystwyth University need to have the capability to accurately weigh samples and reagents for use in routine methods and protocols. The labs also require water baths for short term warming and for longer term incubation. A sonication bath is also required for cell disruption.

Balance: 2 x analytical balances, 2 x water baths, 1 x sonication bath.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 600.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 9: Class II Safety Cabinets

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

39141300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ser Cymru team at Aberystwyth University are in the process of setting up a Class II laboratory and a tissue culture laboratory and therefore invite bids for the provision of 4 Class II Cabinets for the culture of cells.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 10: Cell Sorter

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33141300
33141510
33141580

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Aberystwyth is in the process of setting up world-class laboratories for the study of host-pathogen interactions in species of veterinary interest. Study of host-pathogen interactions requires the elucidation of the response of the host to the pathogen, which can be evaluated evaluating the response of predefined cell populations against a pathogen. We are seeking to source a cell sorter that allows the sorting of peripheral blood cells and those found in tissues.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 363 755.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 11: Cytometer

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38434510

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Aberystwyth is in the processing of setting up world-class laboratories for the study of host-pathogen interactions in species of veterinary interest. Study of host-pathogen interactions requires the elucidation of the host cells participating in the response to the host. Cell cytometry is one of the tools used to determine which cells are responding to different pathogens under different conditions. To that aim, the University is inviting tenders for the provision of a high quality and high specification cell cytometer in order to analyse particularly rare populations that may play an important role in the host’s response to different pathogens and/or vaccines.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 317 726.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 12: Microscope

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Aberystwyth is in the process of setting up world-class laboratories for the study of host-pathogen interactions in species of veterinary interest. Study of host-pathogen interactions requires the elucidation of the components engaged at the site of infection. This would involve evaluation of the cells at the site of infection as well as the pathogen and the products secreted by both the host and the pathogen. Therefore, we are seeking to acquire a high end microscope which will permit the evaluation of histological slides that have been stained with H&E (bright field) or that have been fluorescently labelled (fluorescence field) for evaluation of the presence of specific molecular components, either through the use of antibodies or nucleic acid probes.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 269 411.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 13: Metabolomics Platform

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30211300
33610000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Aberystwyth University are currently developing world-class, state-of-the-art laboratory spaces to investigate host-pathogen interactions, particularly in response to pathogens of veterinary and zoonotic interest. Increasingly, the study of host-pathogen interactions also examines the role of cellular metabolism (of host or pathogen) in driving and shaping ongoing immune responses. As such, Aberystwyth University is inviting tenders to procure a small footprint platform with the ability to measure cellular metabolism such as mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 188 777.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 14: Multiplex Platform

Lot No: 14

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30211300
32552320
48219600
32344260
38512200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Aberystwyth is in the process of setting up world-class laboratories for the study of host-pathogen interactions in species of veterinary interest. Study of host-pathogen interactions requires the elucidation of the components released by the host’s cells and the pathogen following interactions with each other. Therefore, evaluation of the secretion of molecular messengers by host or pathogen cells is one of the tools we will use to determine the nature of the response of the host to different pathogens under different conditions. Accordingly, the university is seeking to source a multiplexing instrument capable of analysing up to a 100 different molecules in a single sample in a high through put manner with automated calibration and validation capabilities.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 65 632.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 15: RT-PCR

Lot No: 15

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38950000
38951000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Aberystwyth is in the process of setting up world-class laboratories for the study of host-pathogen interactions in species of veterinary interest. Study of host-pathogen interactions requires the elucidation of the response of the host to the pathogen, which can be evaluated in terms of transcription of specific genes; similarly, the response of the pathogen to the host could be assessed by evaluation of the transcription of selected genes. Accordingly, the University is seeking to acquire a real-time PCR system.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirements / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 24 157.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 16: Single Cell Analysis System

Lot No: 16

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38432000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Aberystwyth is in the process of setting up world-class laboratories for the study of host-pathogen interactions in species of veterinary interest. Study of host-pathogen interactions requires the elucidation of the response of the host to the pathogens. Once the host mounts an immune response to the pathogen, it is not expected that all the cells within a population will contribute to the same extent to the response. Therefore, there is a need to study the immune response of the host’s individual cells, within a population, to the pathogen at the transcription level. Therefore, the university is seeking to source a platform that will permit the isolation of single cells within a predefined cell population. The transcriptome of individual cells from a pre-defined population will then be evaluated using pre-defined gene probes.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical requirement / Weighting: 60 %
Quality criterion – Name: Warranty and service / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 980.00 GBP

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: yes
Description of options:

In the event that the preferred bidder for each lot (as a result of combined price and technical scoring) has tendered a price below our budget then the university reserves the right (which may or may not be exercised at its discretion) to acquire additional supplies from the preferred bidder at the time of ordering e.g. additional start up consumables and the like.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Proforma/advance payment terms required – Please see tender documents for further details.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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: 18/05/2020
Local time: 10:00
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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/05/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Procurement Office, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A minimum of two members of the Procurement Department.

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:

Note: the authority is using eTender Wales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=101350

(WA Ref:101350).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
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:

16/04/2020