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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: CT scanner
Document Ref:
341900-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Natural History Museum
Date Published:
22 July 2019
Deadline Date:
20 August 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Supply and installation of a micro CT scanner for the Natural History Museum.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 5BD

UK

Contact person: Robert Oldfield

Telephone: +44 2079425305

E-mail: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk

NUTS: UKI3

Internet address(es)

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

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://www.delta-esourcing.com


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.delta-esourcing.com


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: 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

II.1.2) Main CPV code

33115100

 

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: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI3

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

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: 500 000.00 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

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/08/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

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: 21/08/2019

Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

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 2 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 9 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.

Suppliers must read through the instructions to bidders and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminderlink on the homepage.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

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

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

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

Go Reference: GO-2019718-PRO-15121159

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Natural History Museum

London

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 5BD

UK

Telephone: +44 2079425305

E-mail: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 5BD

UK

Telephone: +44 2079425305

E-mail: r.oldfield@nhm.ac.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

18/07/2019

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