Supplies - 4740-2020

07/01/2020    S4

Denmark-Copenhagen: Checking and testing apparatus

2020/S 004-004740

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Copenhagen
Postal address: Nørregade 10
Town: Copenhagen K
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
Postal code: 1165
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Mahmut Yüksel
E-mail: Fgn253@ku.dk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.KU.dk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Acquisition of an IncuCyte S3 Live-Cell Analysis System

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38500000 Checking and testing apparatus
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The IncuCyte live-cell analysis system is the first real-time system that automatically captures and analyzes images of living cells around-the-clock for days, weeks, or months, while cells remain undisturbed inside a standard tissue culture incubator.

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: 113 325.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The IncuCyte live-cell analysis system is the first real-time system that automatically captures and analyzes images of living cells around-the-clock for days, weeks, or months, while cells remain undisturbed inside a standard tissue culture incubator.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

Essen BioScience Ltd. is is the sole manufacturer of the Incucyte S3 and is the sole distributor in Denmark

The IncuCyte live-cell analysis system is the only system available on the market with the following capabilities:

1) The automated image acquisition and analysis system can operate and capture images from within a standard tissue culture incubator so that precise control of temperature, humidity and other environmental factors such as CO2 and oxygen can be maintained;

2) The optics can move to the areas being imaged. The cell culture vessels must remain stationary during this process. Stationary optics and stage driven vessel movement are not acceptable;

3) The system is capable of simultaneously imaging and analyzing any mixture of 6 assay plates that conform to the ANSI/SLAS standard for assay plates. These include 384-well microplates, 96-well microplates, 48-well plates, 24-well plates, 12-well plates, and 6-well plates. Each assay plate is able to run a different application, accommodating 6 different assay applications in parallel;

4) The system can accommodate the following but is not limited to the following plastic tissue culture vessels: 92.6 cm2 Roboflask, 500 cm2 Tripleflask, 84 cm2 Autoflask, 225 cm2 flasks, 185 cm2 flasks, 182 cm2 flasks, 175 cm2 flasks, 162 cm2 flasks, 150 cm2 flasks, 75 cm2 flasks, 25 cm2 flasks, 35 mm dishes, 60 mm dishes, 100 mm dishes, 150 mm dishes, chambered slides and microslides;

5) The system possess fully automated, hands-free operation for periods exceeding 25 days and is designed to autofocus and auto expose without intervention during this time period. The automated imaging system can return to the same location in a repeated fashion without error over this same time period;

6) The software is capable of generating label free, time based, growth curves for cells in 2D and spheroid cultures;

7) The software is able to mask, quantify and generate time based curves based on fluorescence metrics including but not limited to: fluorescent count, fluorescent average area, fluorescent total area, fluorescent confluence, fluorescent mean intensity, fluorescent average integrated intensity, fluorescent total integrated intensity, and fluorescent eccentricity;

8) Control of the system is distributed over a network and the client software is able to elicit control of the automated image acquisition and analysis system from any networked computer. Unlimited licensees of the client software is available. The client software does not operate using a client computer license key or dongle;

9) The system can perform whole-well imaging for selected vessels and include software for image navigation and panning;

10) The system has high definition phase contrast optics and 2 fluorescent wavelengths (red: ex565-605nm, em625-705nm; green: ex440-480nm, em504-544nm). The fluorescence optics are capable of reading YoPro-3, mKate2, GFP, YFP, Alexa 488, intercalating DNA dyes, fluorescein or fluorescein derivatives;

11) The high definition optics of the system can image standard 384 well tissue culture plates without any sidewall or meniscus effects;

12) The system has the following objectives on an automated turret: 4x plan, 10x plan fluor, and 20x plan fluor.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
13/12/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Essen Bioscience Ltd
Postal address: Units 2 & 3 The Quadrant Newark Close
Town: Royston Hertfordshire SG8 5HL
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Euorders.uk07@sartorius.com
Telephone: +44 1763227400
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 113 325.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Danish Public Contracts Appeal Board
Postal address: Nævnenes Hus, Toldboden 2
Town: Viborg
Postal code: 8800
Country: Denmark
E-mail: NH@naevneneshus.dk
Telephone: +45 72405600
Internet address: www.KLFU.dk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/01/2020