Supplies - 364493-2019

02/08/2019    S148    Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

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

2019/S 148-364493

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Aarhus Universitet
National registration number: 311 19 103
Postal address: Trøjborgvej 82-84
Town: Indkøb
NUTS code: DK042
Postal code: 8000
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Thomas K. Schmidt
E-mail: tks@au.dk
Telephone: +45 93508957

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.au.dk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Purchase of Super High Frequency Ultrasound System

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Purchase of Ultrasound system with transducers with frequencies up to 70 MHz from (Fujifilm/Visualsonics)

Will be used to investigate the possibility of using super high frequency ultrasound to identify very small cutaneous neurinoma sprouting from cut nerve endings after surgery and to explore the effect of cryoablation hereof.

The Vevo MD (Fujifilm/Visualsonics) is the only super high frequency ultrasound system available on the market offering ultrasound transducers with frequencies up to 70 MHz.

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: 900 000.00 DKK
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
38000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK
Main site or place of performance:

Aarhus University Hospital, DENMARK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The costumer is head of the regional anaesthesia research group affiliated to Aarhus University. We need to purchase a specific ultrasound system for a planned research project.

Research problem:

Neuropathic pain from small cutaneous neurinoma occurring after surgery is a major and widespread clinical problem. However, a large fraction of such neurinoma are not detectable with conventional high frequency ultrasound (up to 20 MHz). Therefore, they cannot be treated with cryoablation in order to eliminate the chronic pain. The chronic pain associated with such neurinomas is associated with opioid use, which entails many adverse effects and complications such as addiction and abuse. This is debilitating for the patient as well as the society.

Research idea:

Our idea is to investigate the possibility of using super high frequency ultrasound to identify very small cutaneous neurinoma sprouting from cut nerve endings after surgery and to explore the effect of cryoablation hereof.

What do we need:

Ultrasound system with transducers with frequencies up to 70 MHz

Super high frequency ultrasound systems on the market:

The customer have made a systematic search for commercially available clinical ultrasound systems offering super high frequency ultrasound. The Vevo MD (Fujifilm/Visualsonics) is the only super high frequency ultrasound system available on the market offering ultrasound transducers with frequencies up to 70 MHz. This provides us with extremely high resolution that allows us to visualize the very small superficial nerve branches and neurinomas down to the size of 30 micrometers which are the targets of our interest.

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)Description
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
Explanation:

There has been made a systematic search for commercially available clinical ultrasound systems offering super high frequency ultrasound.

The Vevo MD (Fujifilm/Visualsonics) is the only super high frequency ultrasound system available on the market offering ultrasound transducers with frequencies up to 70 MHz. This provides us with extremely high resolution that allows us to visualize the very small superficial nerve branches and neurinomas down to the size of 30 micrometers which are the targets of our interest.

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:
31/07/2019
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: Secma ApS
National registration number: 29841985
Postal address: Amtsvejen 105A
Town: Skævinge
NUTS code: DK
Postal code: 3320
Country: Denmark
E-mail: info@secma.dk
Telephone: +45 87101425

Internet address: www.secma.dk

The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 900 000.00 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: Klagenævnet for udbud Complaints Board for Public Procurement
Postal address: Toldboden 2
Town: Viborg
Postal code: 8800
Country: Denmark
E-mail: klfu@naevneneshus.dk
Telephone: +45 72405708

Internet address: https://erhvervsstyrelsen.dk/klagenaevnet-for-udbud

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
Official name: Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen
Postal address: Carl Jacobsens Vej 35
Town: Valby
Postal code: 2500
Country: Denmark
E-mail: kfst@kfst.dk
Telephone: +45 4171500
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
31/07/2019