Supplies - 549540-2019

20/11/2019    S224

Denmark-Copenhagen: Fluorescent and polarising microscopes

2019/S 224-549540

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
Postal code: 1165
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Mahmut Yüksel
Telephone: +45 20571357
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 Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope to the Center for Stem Cell Biology

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38515000 Fluorescent and polarising microscopes
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

We intend to procure the Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope. The product is intended for the center for stem cell biology imaging platform, a microscopy facility with approx.

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: 3 155 000.00 DKK
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK011 Byen København
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We intend to procure the Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope (Leica SP8AOBS Flexible Unit AOBS). The product is intended for the center for stem cell biology imaging platform, a microscopy facility with approx. 150 users in the next 5 years. The platform already has a Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope. Since this is heavily overbooked (14h per day, including weekends) and the demand is rising steeply an additional microscope will help overcome this bottleneck.

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

The Leica SP8 is equipped with the uniquely flexible, efficient and fast AOBS (Acousto optical beam splitter) which allows fast line sequential imaging of live cells having spectrally close fluorophores.

The supersensitive universal HyD detectors allow imaging under low light conditions, which is crucial for our live cell experiments. They are also quantitative through single photon counting.

The German patent DE 10 2011 052 334 B4, the US patent US 8,497,463 B2, the Japanese patent JP 5282159 B2 and the Chinese patent CN 102914375 B relate to the HyD detector.

The European patent EP 1 053 497 B1 is in force in Germany, France and Great Britain. The corresponding patents in America and Japan, US 6,614,526 and JP 4070405, are in force as well. These patents relates to the spectral detection system;

The European patent EP 1 055 144 B1 is in force in Germany, France, Great Britain, Swiss and Liechtenstein. The corresponding patents US 6,510,001 and US 6,654,165 are in force in US. In Japan, the patent JP 4435977 is in force.

These patents relates to the variable beam splitter.

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: Triolab A/S LMS
Postal address: Vallensbaekvej 35
Town: Brøndby
NUTS code: DK012 Københavns omegn
Postal code: 2605
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 40570101
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: 3 155 000.00 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: