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Supplies - 583006-2019

10/12/2019    S238

United Kingdom-London: Refrigerators and freezers

2019/S 238-583006

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: London Universities Purchasing Consortium
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Shropshire House, 179 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia
Town: London
Postal code: W1T 7NZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Darran Whatley
Telephone: +44 2073072764
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned 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

General Laboratory Equipment

Reference number: LAB5060 LU
II.1.2)Main CPV code
39711100 Refrigerators and freezers
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

LUPC is tendering to established a multi-provider framework agreement for the supply of general laboratory equipment. Over 12 lots the framework including, but not limited to: centrifuges; environmental control; safety; measurement; environmental storage (fridges and freezers); water purification; laboratory disposal and recycling; gas monitoring and detection; general laboratory equipment.

This framework agreement will commence on 1.6.2020 for an initial period of 36 months, with the option to extend the agreement for 12 months (subject to satisfactory economic operator performance). The framework will be available to the members of LUPC, NWUPC, APUC, HEPCW, NEUPC and SUPC.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

General Laboratory Equipment

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33191110 Autoclaves
42300000 Industrial or laboratory furnaces, incinerators and ovens
42931000 Centrifuges
42931100 Laboratory centrifuges and accessories
51430000 Installation services of laboratory equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

LUPC seeks to establish a framework agreement to be made available to members and associate members of participating higher education purchasing consortia (HEPC) and other public sector organisations who participate in research and teaching of laboratory related activities who in the future may become full Members of a HEPC in the future, in the United Kingdom during the term of the agreement.

Scope to include, but not limited to:

Lot 1: Centrifuges

Circulators (cooled), both non-refrigerated and refrigerated options:

Microfuge, low speed, medium speed, high speed, ultra and analytical, centrifugal evaporator vacuum centrifuges/concentrator.

Lot 2: Environmental control

Ovens, incubators, dryers, water baths and thermal cyclers, circulators (heated), dry block heaters, freeze dyer, furnaces, heating mantles, hotplates, hybridisation ovens, shakers (benchtop), plasma thawer, microwave systems.

Lot 3: Safety

Autoclaves (floor standing), autoclaves (desktop), laminar flow cabinet, fume cupboard and safety cabinet class I, II and III.

Lot 4. Measurement

Balances, microplate reader and spectrophotometer, chart recorders, chloride meters, colony counters, colorimeters, conductivity meters, Dissolved oxygen meters, flame photometers, fluorimeters, melting point apparatus, pH meters and Thermo hygrometer, Calorimeter, chemistry analyser, dissolution tester, Viscometer, Coulometric and Volumetric Titrator Karl Fischer, Potentiometric Titration, Analyser Alkalinity System, Total Organic Halides (TOX)/ Adsorbable Organic Halides (AOX), Mercury Analysers, Micro Gas Analysers, Nitric Oxide Analyser, combustion elemental analyser.

Lot 5: Environmental storage fridges and freezers

Ultra low freezer up to -86 upright, ultra low freezer up to -86 chest, ultra low freezers up -150 chest, ultra low freezer up to -40 upright, ultra low freezer up to -40 chest, refrigerator under bench, refrigerator upright and rapid plasma freezers.

Low energy type equipment:

Ultra low freezer up to -86 upright, ultra low freezer up to -86 chest, ultra low freezers up -150 chest, ultra low freezer up to -40 upright, ultra low freezer up to -40 chest, refrigerator under bench, refrigerator upright and rapid plasma freezers.

Lot 6: Environmental storage other equipment

Ice maker, cryostats, cryogenic conservation vessels, desiccator cabinets, liquid nitrogen dewars.

Lot 7. General

Glass washing, stereo and inverted microscopes, pumps and gel dryer (vacuum), electrophoresis blotters and dryers, electrophoresis gel tanks and gel units, electrophoresis power packs, gel documentation system, mixers (vortex), rotary evaporators, standard microscopes, stirrers, sonicator, pulveriser, heat sealers, laboratory benches and chairs, microplate washer, pyrolysis systems, clean chemistry systems, Supercritical fluid systems, photo bioreactor, decomposition system, overhead stirrer, laboratory reactor system, rotary evaporators, automated high throughout Karl Fisher Analysis, KF Sample introduction, combustion ion chromatography system.

Lot 8: Water purification

Types I, III and I/II.

Lot 9: Environmental monitoring systems

Specification may include cloud storage, wired system, temperature sensors, power and energy monitoring software..

Lot 10: General lab equipment recycling and disposal

Provide purchasing consortium members with a proposal for the management of redundant laboratory equipment and associated with WEEE directive.

Lot 11: Gas monitoring and detection equipment

To supply a range of assorted portable and wall-mounted gas monitoring and detection equipment in accordance with the sample specifications.

Lot 12: Multi-lot supplier

Lot 1-11. Should we include all equipment types and services from lot 1-11.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

1) The contracting authority intends to use EU supply system for eTendering in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction for call-off contracts;

2) Registration for this system can be found here:

3) This contract is related to a project and/or programmer financed by European funds: bidders should note that individual transactions made by universities through framework suppliers may be funded by EU funds. The structure of any resulting tender exercise is not yet formalised. It may be subject to change of scope and detail. This includes the final structure and descriptions of lots.

4) 45 minute slots are available to discuss in more details. These will be held at: LUPC, Shropshire House, 179 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NZ

Days and times available:

11 December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

16 December from 12 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.;

17 December from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.;

17 December from 12 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.;

18 December from 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.;

19 December from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.; and

20 December from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please message the contact through the EU supply system after your registration.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: