Natural History Museum: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner

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Notice Summary
Title: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: Natural History Museum
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner for the Natural History Museum
Published: 18/07/2019 11:27
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UK-London: CT scanners.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Natural History Museum
             Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 02079425305, Email: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk
             Contact: Robert Oldfield
             Main Address: www.nhm.ac.uk
             NUTS Code: UKI3
      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: www.delta-esourcing.com
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via http://www.delta-esourcing.com 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
            Other type:: National Museum
      I.5) Main activity
            Education

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner       
      Reference Number: Not provided
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      33115100 - CT scanners.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner for the Natural History Museum       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 500,000       
      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:
      UKI3 Inner London – West
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner for the Natural History Museum
      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: 500,000       
      Currency: 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       
      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://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/B2B59R4257       


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: Yes       
   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: 20/08/2019 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:
         Duration in month(s): 6
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 21/08/2019
         Time: 17:00
      

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 Yes       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   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.The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).


The Natural History Museum’s Imaging and Analysis Centre currently operates two X-ray CT scanning instruments:
•Nikon HMX ST 225 system offering reflection and transmission modes with a maximum sample capacity of 25cm (diameter) x 70cm (height) and 10kg (weight). This system offers a resolution of 5-125µm in reflection mode and 2-5µm in transmission mode. The reflection mode can be operated using a range of targets; tungsten, copper, molybdenum and silver.
•Zeiss Xradia Versa 520 with 14 position autoloader offering a range of energy from 30 to 160kV, a maximum sample capacity of ~5cm (diameter) x ~10cm in height. The recorded pixel size ranges from 40 to 0.1 µm. The system is equipped with 4 lenses to adjust optical magnification (0.4x, 4x, 20x and 20x) and a 14 position sample autoloader.

This tender is for replacement of the Nikon micro-Computed Tomography scanner (X-ray µ-CT) to complement the existing instrumentation (Zeiss Versa). The new system will be housed in the purpose-built instrument room currently occupied by the Nikon system and alongside the micro-CT visualization suite which houses nine high-performance computers used for data analysis and visualization.

Please note that the above is for information only and the Museum will consider offers from any manufacturer/supplier that can meet the specifications.

Scope of the tender
The tender is for the supply of the X-ray µ-CT system described in the Technical Specification, together with any computing equipment required for data capture and reconstruction. Suppliers should also consider that the NHM, as a world-renowned institute for non-destructive imaging and analysis in the fields of earth and planetary sciences, taxonomy and biosciences, is also interested in opportunities for research collaboration (see Scope for Collaboration) with instrument manufacturers.


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https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-CT-scanners./B2B59R4257

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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Natural History Museum
       London, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             Natural History Museum
          Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 02079425305, Email: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
          Natural History Museum
       Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 02079425305, Email: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 18/07/2019

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UK-London: CT scanners.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Natural History Museum
       Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 02079425305, Email: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk
       Contact: Robert Oldfield
       Main Address: www.nhm.ac.uk
       NUTS Code: UKI3

   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:
      Other type:: National Museum

   I.5) Main activity:
      Education

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner            
      Reference number: Not Provided

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         33115100 - CT scanners.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

      II.1.4) Short description: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner for the Natural History Museum

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 514,000
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description

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

      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: Supply and Installation of a Micro CT Scanner for the Natural History Museum

      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://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/B2B59R4257


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: Yes

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: 23/12/2019

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 6
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             Nikon Metrology UK Ltd
             Tring Business Park, Icknield Way, Tring, Herts, HP23 4JX, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1442828700
             Internet address: www.nikonmetrology.com
             NUTS Code: UKH23
            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: 514,000
         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).
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   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          Natural History Museum
          London, United Kingdom

      VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
          Natural History Museum
          Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 02079425305, Email: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk

      VI.4.3) Review procedure
         Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
          Natural History Museum
          Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 02079425305, Email: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 14/01/2020