Supplies - 268638-2019

10/06/2019    S110    - - Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

Denmark-Copenhagen: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2019/S 110-268638

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Copenhagen
Noerregade 10
Contact person: Andreas Latif
Telephone: +45 24852882
NUTS code: DK011

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 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Equipment to the Structural Biology and NMR Laboratory (SBiN-Lab)

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

The department of biology intends to acquire a new 800 MHz NMR spectrometer with a cryogenic probe optimized for direct 13C and 15N detection.

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: 16 000 000.00 DKK
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK011
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The department of biology intends to acquire a new 800 MHz NMR spectrometer with a cryogenic probe optimized for direct 13C and 15N detection. The equipment will be used for research in structure, dynamics and function of biomolecules, primarily proteins. In addition, the equipment will be part of an open NMR facility (cOpenNMR) to allow for easy access to high field NMR spectroscopy to scientists from all fields.

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

Direct 13C and 15N detection experiments can overcome limitations common to direct 1H detection in terms of resolution or relaxation properties. Yet, these experiments are often not feasible due to the low sensitivity of the X-channels of standard inverse probes. Bruker BioSpin is the only vendor of a cryogenically cooled 800 MHz probe optimized for 13C and 15N detection, with unique sensitivity (13C superior to 3000:1 on an ATSM standard sample and 15N superior to 150:1 on a formamide standard sample), making these experiments routinely accessible even at lower sample concentration. Furthermore, this probe will complement the 3 existing spectrometers (all optimized for 1H detection) and give an additional incentive for customers to use the cOpenNMR facility. Bruker cryoprobes also benefit from a unique 2H sensitivity, sufficiently high to reliably lock on 1 % D2O or less in order to shift exchange processes into more NMR beneficial regimes as well as the capability to measure and regulate the NMR sample temperature within the sample based on temperature dependent 2H signals. This will enable the acquisition of experiments at identical sample temperature independently of the spectrometer (600 MHz, 750 MHz, 800 MHz) and, more importantly, independently of varying RF load/RF heating in the sample (NMR thermometer).

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
Bruker Nordic AB
Vallgatan 5
Telephone: +46 86552510
Fax: +46 86552599
NUTS code: SE
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: 16 000 000.00 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
Danish Public Contracts appeals board
Nævneneshus, Toldboden 2
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: