United Kingdom-Birmingham: Microscopes

Agency: TED
State:
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • 66 - Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Opps ID: NBD00003526665173380
Posted Date: Oct 7, 2017
Due Date: Nov 8, 2017
Solicitation No: 395672-2017
Source: Members Only
07/10/2017 S193 - - Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Microscopes

2017/S 193-395672

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Peter Nobbs
Telephone: +44 1214144524
E-mail: p.k.g.nobbs@bham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214147149
NUTS code: UKG31

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.bham.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.2) Joint procurement
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
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
Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title:

Supply and Installation of FRET/Ca2+ imaging and 4-camera TIRF Microscopes to the University of Birmingham.

Reference number: SC5740/17
II.1.2) Main CPV code
38510000
II.1.3) Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4) Short description:

The FRET/Ca2+ imaging and 4-camera TIRF microscopes are to be purchased by the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), UoB. Match funding will be provided through Compare ( http://www.birmingham-nottingham.ac.uk/compare/index.aspx ). The systems will be housed in recently refurbished rooms. Access will be granted to members of Compare, as well as the Intravital Microscopy (IVM) user group.

The specifications below outline the requirements for:

a. A FRET/Ca2+ imaging microscope, which must be capable of performing fast high-sensitivity ratiometric imaging and photometric measurements in cells expressing FRET reporters or loaded with Ca2+ indictors (e.g. Fura-2).

b. A 4-channel 2D/3D TIRF microscope for the analysis of both fast and slow dynamic biological processes (from few milliseconds to 1 hour) in living cells by single-molecule microscopy/single-particle tracking, super resolution microscopy methods such as 2D/3D PALM/dSTORM and single-molecule FRET.

II.1.5) Estimated total value
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:

Complete monochromator-based ratiometric FRET/Ca2+ imaging system

Lot No: 1
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
38510000
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

The system should be equipped with a monochromator for maximal flexibility and speed in the selection of the excitation wavelength, an image splitter, a very high sensitivity camera (EMCCD or equivalent). In addition, it should be equipped with a photomultiplier-based ratiometric acquisition system allowing ultrafast kinetics measurements (up to 100 microsecond temporal resolution). The system should also be equipped with a caged incubator for temperature control and a laminar-flow superfusion system (or more if needed) with compatible imaging chamber allowing both ultrarapid exchange of solutions (< 2 ms) and long superfusion times (up to 1 hour). The perfusion systems/imaging chambers/stage insets should be ideally interchangeable and could be shared between the two microscopes, allowing maximal flexibility. The microscope should be controlled by a user-friendly software, allowing the real-time monitoring of ratiometric FRET and Ca2+ traces and the control/recording of the triggers to/from the perfusion system(s).

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: 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: no
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:

Complete 4-channel 2D/3D TIRF microscopy system for single-molecule and superresolution microscopy in living cells

Lot No: 2
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
38510000
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

The system should be equipped with suitable solid-state lasers of adequate power, a TIRF illuminator providing homogenous illumination, a quadruple camera beam-splitter and four fast EMCCD cameras. The microscope should be controlled by a user-friendly software, allowing fast synchronised real-time acquisition from the four cameras (>= 56 frames/s in normal full-frame 512x512 mode and >= 560 frames/s from a 128x128 sub-array in crop mode). The system should also be equipped with a caged incubator for temperature control and a laminar-flow superfusion system (or more if needed) with compatible imaging chamber allowing both ultrarapid exchange of solutions (< 2 ms) and long superfusion times (up to 1 hour). The system should also allow the fast and simultaneous acquisition of FRET between CFP and YFP by ratiometric imaging and single-molecule acquisition in the red or far-red channel. The system should also ideally allow to perform FRAP and/or uncaging experiments. The perfusion systems/imaging chambers/stage insets should be ideally shared and interchangeable between the two microscopes (see above). The software should also allow the real-time monitoring of ratiometric FRET traces and the control/recording of the triggers to/from the perfusion system(s).

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: 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: no
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
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions:
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: 08/11/2017
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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 08/11/2017
Local time: 14:30
Place:

Procurement Office.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement Officer as well as Internal Audit acting as adjudicator.

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:
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1214144524
E-mail: procurement@bham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214147149

Internet address: www.bham.ac.uk

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:
06/10/2017
TI Title United Kingdom-Birmingham: Microscopes
ND Document number 395672-2017
PD Publication date 07/10/2017
OJ OJ S 193
TW Place BIRMINGHAM
AU Authority name University of Birmingham
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 6 - Body governed by public law
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 06/10/2017
DT Deadline 08/11/2017
NC Contract 2 - Supplies
PR Procedure 1 - Open procedure
TD Document 3 - Contract notice
RP Regulation 5 - European Union, with participation of GPA countries
PC CPV code 38510000 - Microscopes
OC Original CPV code 38510000 - Microscopes
RC NUTS code UKG31
IA Internet address (URL) http://www.bham.ac.uk
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU

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