GB-Middlesbrough: SME InnovaTIon Accelerator (TIA), ERDF funded

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Middlesbrough: SME InnovaTIon Accelerator (TIA), ERDF funded
2. Awarding Authority:
Teesside University
Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX, United Kingdom
Tel. 01642 218121, Email:, URL:
Attn: Procurement
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Semiconductors. This is ERDF funded.
A.Microfabrication Station
UV Lamp: 365nm, Automated loading of wafer and exposure, adjustable power up to 44mW/cm2. Include virgin glass 5inches mask for exposure with plastic mask.
Spin Coater: 12000rpm, polypropylene housing, vacuum chuck for wafer, vacuum chuck for fragments. Alignment tool, removable process chamber liner.
Plasma Cleaner: Glass plate, high vacuum pump, interconnection tubing and fitting.

B.Accessory kit for SU8 mould processing
All items necessary to perform photolithography processes with liquid resins, including simple scotch tape, wafer stainless tweezer, silicon wafers, thermometer/hygrometer or macro-pipette.

C.Accessory kit for PDMS micro-structured device replication
All items necessary needed to perform PDMS micro-structured replication, including plastic petri dish, scalpel, microscope cover slide, blow air gun, syringe for chemical dispensing.

D.Installation and Training
Installation of the equipment with and options for both remote and on-site training on the global microfabrication process. A fume hood will be provided.

E.Overall requirements
The equipment set should allow creation of PDMS devices with feature sizes of 2M and have the capability of being easily upgraded and expanded as required. Documentation of microfabrication system should include explanation of correct use of the system and maintenance. The system with a one-year warranty and comply with all relevant university as well as national health and safety requirements. If a range of hardware is available that meet the requirements then indicate how each one meets the requirements.
5. CPV Codes:
31712330 - Semiconductors.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKC1 - Tees Valley and Durham

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Tees Valley and Durham,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: Q22.12
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category J: 25K to 50K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 02/09/2022 17:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Not Provided

12. Other Information:
Other 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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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Period of Work Start date: 12/09/2022
Period of Work End date: 31/05/2023
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no