Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Contact point(s): Krishna Radia
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Telephone: +44 1509223627
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.in-tendhost.com/loughborouni/.
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
LU00369 – X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKF22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
A new instrument is required within the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre to perform x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) on a wide range of materials.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Refer to ITT Document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
In the event of a joint bid, full details of who would be the lead partner and how legal responsibility would be shared must be supplied. Joint and several liability will be required.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to ITT Document.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to ITT document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to ITT document and Vendor Questionnaire – in summary, past 3 years of audited accounts and a statement of the supplier’s overall turnover and its turnover in relation to the products to which our requirement relates.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Potential suppliers must have a proven track record in supplying and supporting similar products.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to ITT document and Vendor Questionnaire – in summary, three or more examples of UK public sector customers (preferably HE) who have purchased like products within the last 3 years. Additionally, the ability of the suppliers in respect of their provision to support the implementation and products over time.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Compliance to specification. Weighting 50
2. Price. Weighting 20
3. Cost of ownership. Weighting 10
4. Customer support. Weighting 10
5. Ease of use. Weighting 10
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12.4.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Coordinator plus nominee.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
Suppliers interested in applying for the documents must do so by applying online at the address stated in I.1 and repeated agin below: https://www.in-tendhost.com/loughborouni/Document 1 is the ITT (Invitation to Tender) Document 2 is an online questionnaire.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: