Supplies - 403949-2020

28/08/2020    S167

Denmark-Copenhagen: Cytometers

2020/S 167-403949

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 BD LSR Fortessa 20X (2B/3R/6V/5YG/2UV)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38434510 Cytometers
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

At BRIC we have four analysers (BD Calibur, BD LSR II, BD Celesta and BD Accuri) and among these the BD LSRII is the only instrument which can detect 20 parameters, rest are between 4-10 parameters.

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: 1 580 000.00 DKK
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

At BRIC we have four analysers (BD Calibur, BD LSR II, BD Celesta and BD Accuri) and among these the BD LSRII is the only instrument which can detect 20 parameters, rest are between 4-10 parameters. The LSR II is about to retire soon and needs a replacement as soon as possible. Our committee chose BD LSR Fortessa 20x, which has similar configuration as LSRII with better electronics and users don’t need to change their existing panels, which constitutes a major advantage. The machine will be placed at the Core facility and made available to use by BRIC, KU and other academic and non-academic users.

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

BD Biosciences is a major player with flow cytometry and all our instruments is supplied by this vendor. The machine operation and the software are similar between LSRII (our currently high-end analytical instrument) and the Fortessa 20x, thus the 50 + users don’t need any additional training which will save us a lot of time and resources. No other manufacturers in the market provide the five-laser configuration to match our demand. More importantly, the configuration of Fortessa 20X is compatible with our sorters, so the users can plan cell sorting without changing their panel design and even the experiment can be moved between the cell sorter and the analyzer which is quite handy at times.

Technical specifics of key importance include:

1) fast plate sorting: less than 15 minutes per microtiter plate in high throughput mode using a 2-second acquisition, less than 44 minutes in standard mode using a 10-second acquisition;

2) high data acquisition rate: 40000 events/s with beads;

3) extremely high sensitivity due its unique fluorescence detection technology with reflective transfer legs for color decimation

A key feature of the BD LSR Fortessa 20x is its sensitivity which is in part due to its fluorescence detection technology covered by US patents 6683314 and 7129505.

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

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: Becton Dickinson A/S (Biosciences)
Postal address: Firskovvej 25B
Town: Kongens Lyngby
Postal code: 2800
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 43434566
Fax: +4 588510001
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: 1 580 000.00 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: Danish Public Contracts Appeal Board
Postal address: Nævnenes Hus, Toldboden 2
Town: Viborg
Postal code: 8800
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 72405600
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: