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Procurement Notice Details
Measuring instruments [high accuracy co-ordinate measuring machine][repost]
Purchaser: University of Sheffield
18/07/2015 S137 Member states - Supply contract - Contract notice - Open procedure
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Measuring instruments
Section I: Contracting authority
Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Sheffield
Floor 5, Arts Tower, Western Bank
Contact point(s): https://www.intend-host.co.uk
For the attention of: Louise Dean
S10 2TN Sheffield
Telephone: +44 1142224987
General address of the contracting authority: www.sheffield.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.intend-host.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
264/LD/N/15 High Accuracy Co-ordinate Measuring Machine.
Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5TZ.
NUTS code UKE32
Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
Information on framework agreement
Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
264/LD/N/15 High Accuracy Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
The University of Sheffield wishes to invite tenders on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre's Nuclear Group (NAMRC) at Catcliffe in Rotherham.
The NAMRC is undertaking research within various manufacturing topics in the energy sector. As part of the equipment strategy a requirement for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with a sub-micron maximum permissible error and surface topology measurement capability has been identified.
The CMM will be used to measure components and test pieces manufactured during research activities. It is expected that suppliers will provide long term support for the equipment including application engineering, CMM programming and software upgrades.
Tender Process and Documentation:
This is an E.U open exercise. The ITT can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University's e-tendering system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield.
If you have any questions or comments in relation to this tender they must be submitted via the In-tend System, this can be accessed at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield
Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.
Closing date for receipt of tenders: 17.8.2015 at 12:00 (UK time).
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
38300000, 38940000, 38410000, 38400000, 38900000
Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
Quantity or scope of the contract
Total quantity or scope:
Supply, installation and commissioning of a Co-ordinated Measurement Machine to support research activity and as specified within the tender document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 475 000 and 500 000 GBP
Information about options
Information about renewals
Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Conditions relating to the contract
Deposits and guarantees required:
Bank Guarantees will be required to support any payment made in advance of delivery.
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Staged Payments as described within the tender documents.
Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
Other particular conditions
Conditions for participation
Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Two year's Company accounts may be required to be made available on demand for inspection.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
References supporting evidence of previous experience to supply equipment similar to that specified.
Information about reserved contracts
Conditions specific to services contracts
Information about a particular profession
Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
Type of procedure
Type of procedure
Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Technical — Essential. Weighting 40
2. Technical — Desirable. Weighting 30
3. Service and Technical Support. Weighting 10
4. Commercial — Price. Weighting 10
5. Training. Weighting 5
6. Lead Time. Weighting 5
Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.8.2015 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.8.2015 - 12:00
Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 17.8.2015 - 13:00
University of Sheffield — Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the University.
Section VI: Complementary information
Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
Procedures for appeal
Body responsible for appeal procedures
Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum ten-day standstill period at the point information on the award of Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek a further debriefing before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of Contract cannot be resolved, the Public Contract Regulations 2015 provides for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Date of dispatch of this notice:
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