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Research groups within Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences require a label-free surface plasmon resonance bio-sensor for many kinds of projects ranging from drug discovery (small molecule fragments binding to target) through analysis ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Contact person: Gillian Mournian
Telephone: +44 1912086073
Fax: +44 1912228845
NUTS code: UKC22

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

The Supply and installation of a Surface Plasmon Resonance Bio-sensor.

Reference number: NU/1262
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Research groups within Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences require a label-free surface plasmon resonance bio-sensor for many kinds of projects ranging from drug discovery (small molecule fragments binding to target) through analysis of complex biological systems (protein/DNA complexes) to membrane-associated interactions (protein, carbohydrate). This contract is for the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the system.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC22
Main site or place of performance:

Newcastle University, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Leech Building, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE2 4HH.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of this contract is for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a label-free Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor at the University as detailed in Section 3 Technical Specification of the Invitation to Tender, together with a total of 7 years Maintenance and Service and all training necessary for safe and reliable operation of the system and a complete set of Operating and Maintenance documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical specification / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Warranty maintenance and after sales support / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Training / Weighting: 5
Price - Weighting: 40
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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 OJ S: 2017/S 070-133371
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: NU/1262
Lot No: 1

The Supply and Installation of a Surface Plasmon resonance Biosensor

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
GE Healthcare UK Ltd
Little Chalfont
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ13
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 250 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 268 963.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
See VI.4.3) below
See VI.4.3) below
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Newcastle University has incorporated a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract was communicated to tenderers. This period allowed unsuccessful tenderers to see further de-briefing before the contract was entered into. Such additional information would be requested from the address referred to in part 1.1 above. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision in order for the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: