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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Potters Bar: Upgradation of an existing Widefield Fluorescent Microscope (OPEN EARLY ENGAGEMENT)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM304990
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
MHRA Buyer Organisation
Date Published:
07 August 2019
Deadline Date:
30 August 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Upgradation of an existing widefield fluorescent microscope, Olympus IX81 inverted widefield fluorescent microscope The agency is looking to purchase components to upgrade an existing widefield fluorescent microscope, Olympus IX81 inverted widefield fluorescent microscope, or purchase a new system with equivalent specification. Essential requirements are as follows: The microscope must have a motorized stage with broad vessel compatibility (including slides and plates), a range of objectives, including 10x, 20x and 40x, and automated focusing capability (preferably hardware based). Camera and imaging software must be user friendly, or compatible with microManager open source software. Time lapse capability is also essential (incl. environmental chamber and CO2). Light illumination by LED for white light source and broader fluorescence excitation, preferably with brightfield capability and a minimum requirement for 4 fluorescence filter cubes that cover the visible light range (already on existing microscope but will be required for new systems). Additional features that we are also looking for include: flexibility to add filters in the future, multi-channel fluorescence imaging capability, potential for automation/high throughput screening, long working distance lenses and potential for micro-dispensing. Software image analysis capability (e.g. bar graphs/histograms or scatter plots), would also be a desirable feature. If you can provide the required components, or a microscope, to the essential requirements, and ideally with the additional features, please email to Nawaz Habib (nawaz.habib@nibsc.org) to register an interest. We would also like to kindly ask you for a list price range, not the price you would quote under tender, for the product(s) that you think will meet these specifications, e.g. current list prices vary between £XK and £YK depending on spec. This information will only be used to seek fund approval and will not be for any other purpose nor be associated to a particular supplier. If no submissions (by close of play 30 August 2019) of potential interest are received, it is then intended to perform a direct award without competition to the sole supplier we believe can supply this equipment. Otherwise, we would keep you informed and advise you when in a position to formally advertise our requirements for you to bid on Bravosolutions, our tendering portal.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

MHRA Buyer Organisation
Blanch Lane, South Mimms
Potters Bar EN6 3QG UK
N/A N/A
N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Upgradation of an existing Widefield Fluorescent Microscope (OPEN EARLY ENGAGEMENT)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Upgradation of an existing widefield fluorescent microscope, Olympus IX81 inverted widefield fluorescent microscope

The agency is looking to purchase components to upgrade an existing widefield fluorescent microscope, Olympus IX81 inverted widefield fluorescent microscope, or purchase a new system with equivalent specification.

Essential requirements are as follows:

The microscope must have a motorized stage with broad vessel compatibility (including slides and plates), a range of objectives, including 10x, 20x and 40x, and automated focusing capability (preferably hardware based). Camera and imaging software must be user friendly, or compatible with microManager open source software. Time lapse capability is also essential (incl. environmental chamber and CO2). Light illumination by LED for white light source and broader fluorescence excitation, preferably with brightfield capability and a minimum requirement for 4 fluorescence filter cubes that cover the visible light range (already on existing microscope but will be required for new systems).

Additional features that we are also looking for include: flexibility to add filters in the future, multi-channel fluorescence imaging capability, potential for automation/high throughput screening, long working distance lenses and potential for micro-dispensing. Software image analysis capability (e.g. bar graphs/histograms or scatter plots), would also be a desirable feature.

If you can provide the required components, or a microscope, to the essential requirements, and ideally with the additional features, please email to Nawaz Habib (nawaz.habib@nibsc.org) to register an interest. We would also like to kindly ask you for a list price range, not the price you would quote under tender, for the product(s) that you think will meet these specifications, e.g. current list prices vary between £XK and £YK depending on spec.

This information will only be used to seek fund approval and will not be for any other purpose nor be associated to a particular supplier.

If no submissions (by close of play 30 August 2019) of potential interest are received, it is then intended to perform a direct award without competition to the sole supplier we believe can supply this equipment. Otherwise, we would keep you informed and advise you when in a position to formally advertise our requirements for you to bid on Bravosolutions, our tendering portal.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Location of contract: East of England, London, South East

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

n/a

4.3

Time Limits

   30-08-2019  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/d1c34175-031a-4a01-8e85-86afc5eb877b?p=@FQxUlRRPT0=NjJNT08=U

Closing date: 30 August 2019

(MT Ref:304990)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 06-08-2019

Current Notes