Lieferungen - 145685-2020

26/03/2020    S61    Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

Denmark-Copenhagen: Mass spectrometer

2020/S 061-145685

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 a timsTOF Pro system

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

The timsTOF Pro system comes with a dual-TIMS (trapped ion mobility spectrometry) analyzer optimized for high-speed shotgun proteomics.

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: 3 823 950.00 DKK
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The timsTOF Pro system comes with a dual-TIMS (trapped ion mobility spectrometry) analyzer optimized for high-speed shotgun proteomics. Its unique geometry allows incoming ions to be accumulated in parallel in the first section, and for ions to be released dependent on their mobility from the second section of the dual-TIMS analyzer. This results in nearly 100 % duty cycle, making this parallel accumulation serial fragmentation technique (PASEF) perfectly suited for nanoflow LC-MS analysis of enzymatically digested complex protein mixtures. Measurements in both, MS and PASEF mode. Our sister laboratory at MaxPlanck institute for biochemistry, Munich had already tested this technology (Meier et al, Journal of Proteome Research 2015, Meier et al Bioarchive, 2018). The timsTOF Pro system provide unique technology for identification of peptides which is highly relevant for our research. The timsTOF from Bruker is the only instrument in the market which has both TIMS technology allowing PASEF acquisition method. We intent to use this instrument for clinical research, where, we will measure proteins from various patient samples.

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

The timsTOF Pro comes with the Trapped ion mobility which allows Parallel Accumulation Serial Fragmentation (PASEF) acquisition method to provide extremely high speed and sensitivity to reach new depths in shotgun proteomics. Bruker is the only provider for such instrument. Our sister laboratory at MaxPlanck institute for biochemistry, Munich had already tested this technology (Meier et al Bioarchive, 2018). We demonstrated that more than 800 000 fragmentation spectra in standard 120 min LC runs are easily achievable, which can be used for near exhaustive precursor selection in J. nr. 043-xxxx/20-70004 complex mixtures or re-sequencing weak precursors. Online PASEF achieves a remarkable sensitivity with more than 2 900 proteins identified in 30 min runs of only 10ng HeLa digest. This technology is highly relevant for clinical research, which is our main focus.

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: Bruker Nordic AB
Postal address: Vallagatan 5
Town: Solna
Postal code: SE-170 67
Country: Sweden
Telephone: +46 86552500

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: 3 823 950.00 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: