Ion microscopes

Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Customer: University Of Edinburgh
Number: 7033983
Publication date: 12-01-2018
Source: TED
Deadline: 29 days
Tags: engineering structures electrotechnical, electronic and electromechanical equipment Energy

Description

  1. Section I
    1. Name and addresses
      University Of Edinburgh
      Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
      Edinburgh
      EH1 1HT
      United Kingdom
      E-mail: j.kenmure@ed.ac.uk
    2. Type of the contracting authority:
      Body governed by public law
    3. Main activity:
      Education
  2. Section II
    1. Scope of the procurement:
      1. Title:

        Cryo-Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX/EBSD Detectors


        Reference number: EC0781
      2. Main CPV code:
        38512100, 38512100, 38511100, 33114000, 33165000, 38530000
      3. Type of contract:
        Supplies
      4. Short description:

        University of Edinburgh invites competitive tenders for the supply of a Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX Detector, Cryo-Stage and TEM Cryo Transfer.

        Bidders must self-certify their adherence to selection and exclusion criteria via the ESPD (Scotland) on PCS-T.Suppliers may be required to submit Means of Proof at a later stage. When completing the ESPD, bidders musthave regard for the specific selection requirements detailed in Sections III of this OJEU Notice.


      5. Information about lots:
        This contract is divided into lots: yes
      6. Total value of the procurement:
        Value excluding VAT: 930 000.00 GBP
    2. Description
      1. Title:

        FIB-SEM Microscope


      2. Additional CPV code(s):
        38512100, 38511100
      3. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


      4. Description of the procurement:

        This procurement is for supply, installation, initial training and technical services in relation to a cryogenic Dual-Beam Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron microscope (cryo-FIB-SEM).

        We intend to procure this equipment in order to establish a multi-user facility focused on the 3D imaging of soft materials, hard materials, soft-hard composites and complex fluids in their native (wet) state. This system will be used by researchers across physics, chemistry and engineering to image and characterise a diverse array of materials, including traditional soft materials (e.g. colloidal suspensions, emulsions, surfactants and polymers), biological systems, hard materials (e.g. diamond anvil cells) and soft/hard composites (e.g. organic-inorganic composites and ice-rubbed interfaces). Cryo-preparation facilities will be used to manipulate and fracture frozen specimens in order to expose internal interfaces and coat specimens to enable high-resolution imaging. Additional detectors will enable elemental analysis (EDX) and crystallographic orientation (EBSD), enhancing our abilities to characterise the composition and interfacial properties of complex, multi-component materials.

        The microscope will be capable of imaging both conductive and non-conductive specimens. Using the FIB, one will also be able to cut a thin lamella from a specimen and transfer it to a transmission electron microscope (TEM)/cryoTEM grid using a pair of micromanipulators for high-resolution TEM/cryoTEM analysis (atomic resolution). The high-resolution TEM mentioned here is an existing piece of equipment and not part of this tender.

        The microscope will be equipped with a cryo-stage that will enable the observation of frozen specimens at -170 ºC or lower. This will allow the study of naturally hydrated specimens such as supramolecular assemblies of polymers, biological materials such as cells and tissues, emulsions and organic-inorganic composite materials in their native, hydrated state. The cryo-FIB-SEM will be used to slice the specimens in situ to reveal the internal structures and interfaces of an opaque, hydrated soft material, which is not possible with a conventional FIB-SEM. A cryo-preparation chamber will be used to freeze-fracture, freeze-etch and sputter-coat samples for cryo-FIB-SEM.

        This procurement is divided into 4 lots.


      5. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Support, service, warranty & technical / Weighting: 80
        Cost criterion - Weighting: 20
      6. Information about options:
        Options: yesDescription of options:

        1) scanning-transmission electron microscopy (STEM) detector.

        2) freezing system (i.e. High-pressure freezer or nitrogen slusher) for the freezing of samples for cryo-FIB-SEM.


      7. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      8. Additional information:

        Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.


      9. Title:

        Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) detector


      10. Additional CPV code(s):
        33114000
      11. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


      12. Description of the procurement:

        As per Lot 1.


      13. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Support, service, warranty & technical / Weighting: 80
        Cost criterion - Weighting: 20
      14. Information about options:
        Options: yesDescription of options:

        As per Lot 1.


      15. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      16. Additional information:

        Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.


      17. Title:

        Cryogenic Equipment


      18. Additional CPV code(s):
        33165000
      19. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


      20. Description of the procurement:

        As per Lot 1.


      21. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Support, service, warranty & technical / Weighting: 80
        Cost criterion - Weighting: 20
      22. Information about options:
        Options: yesDescription of options:

        As per Lot 1.


      23. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      24. Additional information:

        Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.


      25. Title:

        Electron BackScatter Diffraction (EBSD) system


      26. Additional CPV code(s):
        38530000
      27. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


      28. Description of the procurement:

        As per Lot 1.


      29. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Support, service, warranty & technical / Weighting: 80
        Cost criterion - Weighting: 20
      30. Information about options:
        Options: yesDescription of options:

        As per Lot 1.


      31. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      32. Additional information:

        Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to inregulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.


  3. Section IV
  4. Description:
    1. Type of procedure:
      Open procedure
    2. Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system:
    3. Information about electronic auction:
    4. Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
  5. Administrative information:
    1. Previous publication concerning this procedure:
      Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 153-316724
    2. Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system:
    3. Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice:
  1. Lot No: 1
    Title:

    FIB-SEM Microscope


  2. Award of contract
    1. Date of conclusion of the contract: 2017-11-27
    2. Information about tenders:
      Number of tenders received: 2
      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
    3. Name and address of the contractor:
      Carl Zeiss Ltd
      509 Coldhams Lane, Cambridge
      Cambridge
      CB1 3JS
      United Kingdom
      Telephone: +44 1223401544
      Fax: +44 1223401501
      The contractor is an SME: no
    4. Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT):

      Total value of the contract/lot: 744 475.00 GBP
    5. Information about subcontracting:

      Lot No: 2
      Title:

      Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) detector


    6. Award of contract
      1. Date of conclusion of the contract: 2017-11-27
      2. Information about tenders:
        Number of tenders received: 5
        The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
      3. Name and address of the contractor:
        Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis
        Halifax Road
        High Wycombe
        HP12 3SE
        United Kingdom
        Telephone: +44 7770560919
        Fax: +44 1494461033
        The contractor is an SME: no
      4. Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT):

        Total value of the contract/lot: 52 060.00 GBP
      5. Information about subcontracting:

        Lot No: 3
        Title:

        Cryogenic Equipment


      6. Award of contract
        1. Date of conclusion of the contract: 2017-11-27
        2. Information about tenders:
          Number of tenders received: 2
          The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
        3. Name and address of the contractor:
          Carl Zeiss Ltd
          509 Coldhams Lane
          Cambridge
          CB1 3JS
          United Kingdom
          Telephone: +44 1223401544
          Fax: +44 1223401501
          The contractor is an SME: no
        4. Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT):

          Total value of the contract/lot: 133 450.00 GBP
        5. Information about subcontracting:

          Lot No: 4
          Title:

          Electron BackScatter Diffraction (EBSD) system


    7. Section VI
      1. Additional information

        Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.


      2. Procedures for review
        1. Review body
          University Of Edinburgh
          Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
          Edinburgh
          EH1 1HT
          United Kingdom
          Telephone: +44 1316502508
        2. Body responsible for mediation procedures

        3. Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

      3. Date of dispatch of this notice
        2018-01-10

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