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Supplies - 657236-2022

25/11/2022    S228

Denmark-Copenhagen: Microscopes

2022/S 228-657236

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 an EMBRYO Injection Microscope

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38510000 Microscopes
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. The Messerschmidt Lab is focussed on the epigenetic and transcriptional dynamics in mammalian embryos during oocyte-to-embryo transition and beyond. We study transcription factors and epigenetic modifiers and their roles in epigenetic programming, re-programming and stability at early developmental stages.

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: 850 000.00 DKK
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the setting up of our new laboratory we require a microinjection microscope setup to conduct injections and manipulations of mammalian germ cells and preimplantation embryos. This system enables us to perform RNA, DNA, protein injections into oocytes and embryos, as well as the manipulation, e.g. blastomere removal or separation.

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

Unique features specifically required for targeted application of embryo manipulation:

• Infinity port: Easy integration of third party products without elongated light path

• 20nm focus drive precision with closed-loop design

• Large standard focus travel range of 12mm crucial for embryo manipulation

• Optically corrected for 19mm field of view on all side ports and bottom port

• Contrast methods: The microscope is capable for use with brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast, integrated phase contrast, differential interference contrast (DIC), integrated modulation contrast, polarization and fluorescence methods, crucial to embryo viewing, organelle identification (i.e. pronuclei) and manipulation.

• Modular Design: The microscope is a fully modular system, allowing use with a full range of condensers, stages, objectives, illumination sources. This is crucial to future adaptation of the equipment to more advanced manipulation and imaging techniques.

• Variable function keys with functions fully adaptable to individual customers' needs and demands. 7 function keys on the stand and additional 4 variable function keys on the SmartMove. All functions are pre-programmed related to the given configuration. Required feature for smooth transition between settings during complex manipulation steps.

• Integrated Modulation Contrast (IMC): Unique contrast enhancing method for unstained and live specimen without the need for special objectives. Integrated Phase Contrast (IPH): Phase contrast method for enhancing contrast in unstained and live specimen without the need for special objectives. Essential to view and manipulate mammalian embryos and germ cells.

For DMi8:

- Our patent DE102004061901B4 and the related US7372625B2 refer to the vibration-free

rotating fluorescence turret with fluorescence cubes.

- Our patents DE102005023850B4 and the related US8228600B2 cover the complete beam

path of the inverted microscope with contrast modulating elements.

- Our patents DE102012210905B4 and JP3198221 refer to the illumination device with

dynamic control of the illumination intensity from weak to strong illumination.

- Our Patents DE102014110575B4 and JP6805126 concern the T-house which allow for

coupling of several light sources for different illumination methods to the rear coupling


- Our patents DE102014116648B4 and CN106687849B cover the microscope housing

providing openings below the stage which allow two-side access, from left and right side as

well, to the incident light fluorescence turret.

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 AS
Postal address: Vallensbækvej 35
Town: Brøndby
NUTS code: DK012 Københavns omegn
Postal code: 2605
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 43960012
Internet address:
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: 850 000.00 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, tolboden 2
Town: Viborg
Postal code: 8800
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 72405600
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: