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University of Leeds: 3024 - Cellular Electron Microscopy Equipment

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Notice Summary
Title: 3024 - Cellular Electron Microscopy Equipment
Notice type: Contract Award Notice
Authority: University of Leeds
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: THIS NOTICE CONCERNS THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT for Cellular Electron Microscopy Equipment The Astbury BioStructure Laboratory (ABSL) at the University of Leeds has AWARDED A CONTRACT for four instruments to perform correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and electron microscopy of cells & tissues. These instruments are: -A high-pressure freezer to allow rapid freezing of large and/or labile specimens whilst minimizing structural deformation; -And a freeze-substitution unit for low-temperature substitution of water by dehydrating agents and fixatives; -A cryo-ultramicrotome, for room-temperature and cryo-sectioning of samples for (cryo-)EM imaging; -And a cryo-CLEM system, to image cryo-fixed samples by fluorescent microscopy, identifying interesting biological events for further analysis at high-resolution by cryo-EM.
Published: 26/03/2018 11:12

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UK-Leeds: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).

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 1133434104, Email: m.a.whitworth@adm.leeds.ac.uk
       Contact: Maggie Whitworth
       Main Address: https://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: 3024 - Cellular Electron Microscopy Equipment            
      Reference number: B/3024

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         38000000 - Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

      II.1.4) Short description: THIS NOTICE CONCERNS THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT for Cellular Electron Microscopy Equipment

The Astbury BioStructure Laboratory (ABSL) at the University of Leeds has AWARDED A CONTRACT for four instruments to perform correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and electron microscopy of cells & tissues. These instruments are:

-A high-pressure freezer to allow rapid freezing of large and/or labile specimens whilst minimizing structural deformation;
-And a freeze-substitution unit for low-temperature substitution of water by dehydrating agents and fixatives;
-A cryo-ultramicrotome, for room-temperature and cryo-sectioning of samples for (cryo-)EM imaging;
-And a cryo-CLEM system, to image cryo-fixed samples by fluorescent microscopy, identifying interesting biological events for further analysis at high-resolution by cryo-EM.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: Yes
                  
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 464,296.26
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description (lot no. 1)
   

      II.2.1) Title:High Pressure Freezer   
      Lot No:1

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
            38000000 - Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).


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

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: -One high-pressure freezer

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
      Quality criterion - Name: Technical capability / Weighting: 40
      Quality criterion - Name: Warranty, maintenance and aftersales support / Weighting: 25
      Quality criterion - Name: Lead time to purchase / Weighting: 25
      Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability / Weighting: 10
                  
      Price - Weighting: 10
            

      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: Not Provided

   II.2) Description (lot no. 2)
   

      II.2.1) Title:Freeze Substitution Unit, Ultramicrotome, Cryo-Light Microscope   
      Lot No:2, 3 & 4

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
            38000000 - Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).


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

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: 1x Freeze Substitution Unit
1x Ultramicrotome
1x Cryo-Light Microscope

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
      Quality criterion - Name: Technical capability / Weighting: 45
      Quality criterion - Name: Warranty, maintenance and aftersales servcie / Weighting: 25
      Quality criterion - Name: Lead time to purchase / Weighting: 25
      Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability / Weighting: 10
                  
      Price - Weighting: 10
            

      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: Not Provided


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
       Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 192-392668
      
   

   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: 3024    
   Lot Number: 1    
   Title: High Pressure Freezer

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 23/03/2018

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 2
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 1          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0          
         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)
             Leica Microsystems (UK) Ltd
             Woodlands Business Park, Larch House, Milton Keynes, MK14 6FG, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKJ12
            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: 201,154.96
         Currency: GBP

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

Award Of Contract (No.2)

   Contract No: B/3024    
   Lot Number: 2    
   Title: Freeze Substitution Unit, Cryo-Light Microscope

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 23/03/2018

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 1
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0          
         Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             Leica Microsystems (UK) Ltd
             Woodlands Business Park, Larch House, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKJ12
            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: 263,141.3
         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

      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 1133431810, Email: t.p.brannon@adm.leeds.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
          University of Leeds
          Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 01133431810, Email: m.a.whitworth@adm.leeds.ac.uk

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 26/03/2018




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