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OJEU17-005 XRD and XRD Equipment.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Durham
Procurement Service, Mountjoy Centre, Holly Wing, Stockton Road
For the attention of: Catherine Harrison
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1913344537
E-mail:
Fax: +44 191334539

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.durham.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

Electronic access to information: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
Other: research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
OJEU17-005 XRD and XRD Equipment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKC1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Durham is a thriving centre for teaching and research in Geography and Archaeology. We have significant research activity in inorganic rocks, sediments, and archaeological materials. To underpin this work we require equipment to quickly and cheaply produce quantitative bulk chemical and bulk mineralogical data on a number of materials. The University are therefore looking to purchase a Combination X-ray Florescence (XRF) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Spectrometer and Bench-top X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Spectrometer

To express and interest please go to the following website: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433000, 33111400

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Total Contract Value: 389 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 389 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 24.4.2017. Completion 30.6.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Combination X-ray Florescence (XRF) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Spectrometer
1)Short description
We wish to purchase a combination X-ray Florescence (XRF) spectrometer and X-ray Diffractometer (XRD), capable of simultaneously determining the bulk elemental and bulk mineralogical composition of a wide range of inorganic materials. We also need to purchase ancillary equipment to help prepare samples for analysis in the unit.
This will be a 1 off purchase.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433000, 33111400

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 306 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Benchtop X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Spectrometer
1)Short description
We wish to purchase a Bench top X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Diffractometer, capable of determining the bulk mineralogical composition of a wide range of inorganic materials, including clay minerals, in real-time. The unit should be able to effectively analyse small amounts of powder sample (approximately 5 mg) to limit damage to archaeological objects.
This will be a 1 off purchase.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433000, 33111000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 83 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requested in tender.

Please go to the following link for relevant documents: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requested in tender.

Please go to the following link for relevant documents: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Requested in tender.

Any mandatory technical requirements are detailed at the following link: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6761

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
OJEU17-005
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.3.2017 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
23.3.2017 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
16.2.2017
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23.3.2017 - 12:00

Place:

As in 1 above

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised University personnel using the eSourcing system.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As in section VI.4.2) below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The communication will be in the form of a letter which will be issued electronically. The letter will provide a full debrief and contact details should a tenderer wish to appeal the decision. The time-scale for appeals will be detailed in the letter.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See 1 above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17.2.2017