Supplies - 116067-2020

10/03/2020    S49

Denmark-Copenhagen: Mass spectrometer

2020/S 049-116067

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


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

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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

Acquisition of an Agilent 1290 Infinity II UHPLC and Refurbished 6470 QQQ MS

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38433100 Mass spectrometer
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

We intend to acquire a refurbished Agilent 6470 LCMS QQQ, to replace a 14-year old Agilent 6410 LCMS, for which technical support is no longer available.

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: 1 525 000.00 DKK
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We intend to acquire a refurbished Agilent 6470 LCMS QQQ, to replace a 14-year old Agilent 6410 LCMS, for which technical support is no longer available. We will use the instrument as a replacement to maintain our ability to analyze purity and identity of our peptide and protein samples prepared in the lab. Furthermore, we will use the more advanced MS/MS capabilities of the instrument to identify and confirm certain specifically modified residues in our proteins and peptides. The acquisition of the instrument will include a 3 year service contract with the supplier.

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.1.1)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

We currently use an Agilent 6410 LCMS, for generating MS data. It is of outmost importance for us to maintain the ability to directly compare data generated on our old instrument with data generated on the new instrument and maintain the ability to analyze old data using the new software. Data generated on any type of Agilent LCMS instrument can easily be analyzed with the software provided by Agilent, while this is impossible with data generated on instruments of different brands.

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
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
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: Agilent Technologies Denmark ApS
Postal address: Produktionsvej 42
Town: Glostrup
Postal code: 2660
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 70130030
Fax: +45 82332865

Internet address:

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: 1 525 000.00 DKK
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
Telephone: +45 72405600

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: