University of Leeds: E/3441 - Specimen finishing system, Ion beam thinning system

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Title: E/3441 - Specimen finishing system, Ion beam thinning system
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: University of Leeds
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: SuperSTEM, the UK National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy, which is operated under the auspices of the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE) at the University of Leeds, is seeking tenders for a versatile Ion Beam Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) specimen preparation (thinning) and finishing system, equipped with a cryo-stage for low temperature sample preparation.
Published: 06/12/2018 15:31
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UK-Leeds: Transmission electron microscope.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             University of Leeds
             Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 01133438178, Email: S.J.GREAVES@LEEDS.AC.UK
             Contact: Sam Greaves
             Main Address: www.leeds.ac.uk
             NUTS Code: UKE42
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Transmission-electron-microscope./2B2E82P4FT
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            Education

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: E/3441 - Specimen finishing system, Ion beam thinning system       
      Reference Number: E/3441
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      38511200 - Transmission electron microscope.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: SuperSTEM, the UK National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy, which is operated under the auspices of the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE) at the University of Leeds, is seeking tenders for a versatile Ion Beam Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) specimen preparation (thinning) and finishing system, equipped with a cryo-stage for low temperature sample preparation.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 300,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKE42 Leeds
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Versatile TEM specimen finishing system, for thinning and clean-up of pre-prepared FIB lamellae and TEM samples
      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:
      Value excluding VAT: 240,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 21/01/2019 / End: 21/01/2020       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: Yes
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/respond/2B2E82P4FT       


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
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
         
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 15/01/2019 Time: 12:00
            
      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: Not Provided      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 22/01/2019
         Time: 09:00
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   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.
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             University of Leeds
       Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1133438178
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             University of Leeds
          Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1133438178
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    The University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the Head of Procurement of the University at the e-mail address specified in section I.1 and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
          University of Leeds
       Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1133438178
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 06/12/2018

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UK-Leeds: Transmission electron microscope.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       University of Leeds
       Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 01133438178, Email: S.J.GREAVES@LEEDS.AC.UK
       Contact: Sam Greaves
       Main Address: www.leeds.ac.uk
       NUTS Code: UKE42

   I.2) Joint procurement:
      The contract involves joint procurement: No          
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

   I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
      Body governed by public law

   I.5) Main activity:
      Education

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: E/3441 - Specimen finishing system, Ion beam thinning system            
      Reference number: E/3441

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         38511200 - Transmission electron microscope.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

      II.1.4) Short description: NOTICE OF AWARD of a versatile Ion Beam Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) specimen preparation (thinning) and finishing system, equipped with a cryo-stage for low temperature sample preparation.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 313,699
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
      Not Provided

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKE42 - Leeds
   
      Main site or place of performance:
      Leeds
             

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Notice of award of a versatile TEM specimen finishing system, for thinning and clean-up of pre-prepared FIB lamellae and TEM samples

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
       Not Provided

      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://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/respond/2B2E82P4FT


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

   IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
      The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No       
      

   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
      An electronic auction has been used: No

   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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
       Not Provided
   

   IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
      The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

   Contract No: Not Provided    
   Lot Number: Not Provided    
   Title: Not Provided

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 02/05/2019

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 2
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 2          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             Lambda Photometrics
             Lambda House, Batford Mill, Harpenden, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKE42
            The contractor is an SME: No

      V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
         Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 313,699
         Currency: GBP

      V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
         The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No
         
Section VI: Complementary information

   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.
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   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          High Courts of England & Wales
          Strand, London, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1133438178

      VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
          University of Leeds
          Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1133438178

      VI.4.3) Review procedure
         Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: The University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the Head of Procurement of the University at the e-mail address specified in section I.1 and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
          University of Leeds
          Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1133438178

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 07/05/2019