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08/06/2016    S109

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2016/S 109-194913

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of The University of Cambridge
Postal address: 1st Floor South, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB3 0TX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Services
E-mail: purchasing.intend@admin.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223332233
Fax: +44 1223765988

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcambridge

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcambridge

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: higher education/research
I.3)Main activity
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UCAM 035/16 Provision of an Ultra-High Vacuum Deposition System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKH1 East Anglia

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
1 Background
1.1. The University of Cambridge, Department of Physics provides modern laboratory accommodation and state of art research facilities. The research of the Department aims to understand the fundamental behaviour of physical systems and requires state-of the-art equipment for that purpose.
2. Scope of Requirements
2.1. The University requires a dual chamber ultra-high vacuum thin-film deposition system with multiple magnetron sputtering sources, e-beam source, load-lock, and all associated vacuum pumps, system control and monitoring. The system will be used mostly for the deposition of low temperature refractory superconductors including reactive deposition. The system will handle conventional wafers with diameters of up to 100 mm and have substrate temperature control from liquid nitrogen temperatures to 900 C. The system will include Ar ion beam for substrate cleaning and the capability for separate rf substrate bias. The requirements are more fully described in Section 3 of this tender.
3. Equipment Demonstrations
3.1. It is the University's intention to complete the tender evaluation in such time that the contract for this equipment could be awarded within 6 weeks of the tender closing date. Please note that companies invited to tender may be required to provide access to demonstrations of similar systems at appropriate premises.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses), 71900000 Laboratory services, 51430000 Installation services of laboratory equipment

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 9 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As set out in the Tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As set out in the Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As set out in the Tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
UCAM 035/16
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.7.2016 - 12:00
Payable documents: yes
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
8.7.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The University of Cambridge is not a public body within the meaning of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council) and is not subject to the European procurement legislation. Where the University advertises contracts in the Official Journal of the European Union, it does so on a voluntary basis and does not undertake any obligation to comply with the procurement legislation. The University reserves its rights in full to adapt or step outside the procedures in the procurement legislation as the University considers necessary.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
6.6.2016