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United Kingdom-Stirling: Microscopes
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Microscopes and Imaging Equipment including Associated Servicing, Maintenance and Repairs
The Authority are seeking Contractor(s) for the provision of Microscopes and Imaging Equipment including Associated Servicing, Maintenance and Repairs for the further and higher education sector and other public bodies in Scotland and the UK.
The Authority are seeking to, through this tendering process, minimise the resource required to complete purchases for microscopes and imaging equipment.
A maximum of 15 Contractors will be appointed to each lot on this framework contract.
The supply, commissioning and installation of a variety of microscopes and imaging equipment suitable for a range of laboratory applications including, but not limited to:
Upright and inverted microscopes for use in teaching, tissue culture analysis and routine applications.
Stereo and Zoom Microscopes:
Upright or inverted equipment featuring optional fluorescence and camera systems, for routine and clinical dissection, sorting, and examination.
Products designed for specialist medical and surgical applications, e.g. colposcopes, surgical loupes and microscopes with specific task fulfilment in neurology, ENT, dermatology, ophthalmology, dental or maxillofacial medicine.
Individual call-off contracts under this Framework Agreement may be financed by European Union Funds.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations in 2015
The supply, commissioning and installation of any new and forthcoming technology which falls under the heading of Microscopy and Imaging Equipment falls into this lot. This will include, but not be limited to:
Non-traditional microscopes and imaging equipment.
Spatial omics and multiplex imaging.
Areas of developing innovation or products and associated equipment which utilise technology that crosses two or more lot boundaries imposed.
Laser-based Imaging Systems and Laser Components
The supply, installation and commissioning of laser-based Imaging Systems and Laser Components, including but not limited to:
Upright or inverted microscopes using laser technology such as Confocal, Spinning Disc, TIRF and Multi-photon.
Includes associated imaging equipment such as slide scanners
Super Resolution and Enhanced Resolution Microscopes
The supply, installation and commission of Super Resolution and Enhanced Resolution Microscopes, including but not limited to:
Deterministic super resolution and stochastic super resolution microscopy equipment such as simulated emission depletion (STED), ground state depletion (GSD), SPDMphymod.
Cameras for microscopy and associated equipment and software
Supply, installation and commissioning of cameras for microscopy and associated equipment and software, including but not limited to:
Specialist camera components for image acquisition in relation to life science applications and materials research
The supply of software, including but not limited to:
Modular digital imaging and microscope software for image acquisition, processing and analysis.
Light sources and associated equipment
the supply of light Sources and associated equipment for microscopes, including but not limited to:
LED Light Sources
General Accessories and Consumables
The supply, installation and commissioning of all general accessories and consumables associated with microscopy, including but not limited to:
Servicing, Maintenance and Repairs for “Low End” microscopes and associated equipments
Comprehensive or preventative maintenance and repairs of standard “of-the-shelf” equipment beyond its initial envisaged life cycle term.
Bidders will be requested to submit their bids based on the following service levels:
“Bronze” Service Level includes:
Annual Service Visit
Labour and Travel Costs for Annual Service
Approved Manufacture Parts
Priority Response to Call-Outs (to be agreed x3 per year)
Call Out Charges Included
Provision of Helpline
Traceability of parts fitted
Silver Service Level includes all of “Bronze” plus:
Breakdown Labour and Travel Costs
Gold Service Level includes all of “Silver” plus:
Temporary Loan Units (if available)
Return Courier Costs for above
Cost of parts included
Servicing, Maintenance and Repairs for “High End” microscopes and associated equipment
The supply of Servicing, Maintenance and Repairs for “High End” microscopes and associated equipment, including but not limited to:
Comprehensive or preventative maintenance and repairs of specialised equipment which may be bespoke, experimental or high value in nature beyond its initial envisaged life cycle term.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers should confirm they will be in a position to complete (at point of award) the following:
Appendix A Form of Tender
Appendix B Freedom of Information
Appendix D APUC Sustain Supply Chain Code of Conduct
Appendix H Declaration of Non-involvement in Serious Organised Crime
Appendix I Declaration of Non-involvement in Human Trafficking
Appendix J SCM RP Section 1 – Company Profile