Supplies - 404835-2019

28/08/2019    S165    Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

Denmark-Copenhagen: Detection and analysis apparatus

2019/S 165-404835

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Copenhagen
National registration number: 29979812
Town: Copenhagen
NUTS code: DK011
Postal code: 1165
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Andreas Latif
E-mail: amla@adm.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 24852882

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.ku.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:

Acquisition of a Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector Systems

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38430000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The procurement involves the purchase of 8 superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD). SNSPDs will provide QUANTOP group with the capability to detect photons with >85 % quantum efficiency and < 1 Hz dark counts, unachievable with different means.

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: 1 375 000.00 DKK
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK011
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement involves the purchase of 8 superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD). SNSPDs will provide QUANTOP group with the capability to detect photons with >85 % quantum efficiency and < 1 Hz dark counts, unachievable with different means. The detectors will be used in the coming years in the mechanical Fock state generation experiment, in the warm-atomic vapor (‘cell’) quantum repeater experiment, as well as for the cold atoms/nanofiber experiment.

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: yes
Identification of the project:

QUANTUM-N ERC Grant

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:

After market researcher we have found out that Photon Spot is the only company that can provide detectors with simultaneously wide detection bandwidth (780-900 nm), high quantum efficiency >85 % and low dark count rate < 1 Hz, which are the requirements of our experiments.

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:
02/07/2019
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: Photon Spot Inc.
Town: Monrovia, CA
NUTS code: 00
Postal code: 91016
Country: United States
Telephone: +1 6262282610

Internet address: https://www.photonspot.com/

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: 1 375 000.00 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: www.klfu.dk

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:
27/08/2019