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Denmark-Aarhus: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Main address: www.au.dk
Section II: Object
Purchase of a Cathodoluminescence (CL) Optical Microscope
Aarhus University wants to buy a Cathodoluminescence (CL) optical microscope — enabling us to analyse both solid samples and thin-sections without having to apply gold coating.
In order to perform advanced microscopic analyses on Mesozoic carbonate sedimentary rocks, notably for the understanding of diagenetic cementation phases, Aarhus University wants to buy a Cathodoluminescence (CL) optical microscope enabling us to analyse both solid samples and thin-sections without having to apply gold coating. The complexity of the diagenetic history of the studied samples requires us to have a high-resolution CL images of the whole sample in order to maximise our observations about matrix and cements cross-cutting relationship. As a significant number of rock samples are planned to be analysed, we are also looking for a system being able to perform automated sample scanning.
To fulfil this purpose, the following requirements have to be met by the supplier:
— the device has to be a cold cathode CL microscope,
— the device has to be delivered including all parts necessary for performing CL optical microscope analyses (excluding the computer), i.e. an optical microscope and a CL vacuum stage,
— the sample stage shall be motorised so that the sample position can be remotely controlled on the accompanying computer, which can then be programmed to perform automated scanning of the sample.
Section IV: Procedure
The results of the market research have shown that there is only one supplier, i.e. NewTec Scientific, that is able to meet all of the above-listed needs as they are the only company providing a motorised cold-cathode sample stage that can be programmed for automated sample scanning.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
Internet address: https://erhvervsstyrelsen.dk/klagenaevnet-for-udbud