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Procurement Notice Details
X-ray devices [b21 fixed-exit double multilayer monochromator]
Purchaser: Diamond Light Source Ltd
04/08/2015 S148 Member states - Supply contract - Contract notice - Open procedure
United Kingdom-Didcot: X-ray devices
Section I: Contracting authority
Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Contact point(s): DLS Procurement
For the attention of: Sue Blake / Alison Roblin
OX11 0DE Didcot
Telephone: +44 1235778167
Fax: +44 1235778212
General address of the contracting authority: www.diamond.ac.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
Other: Scientific Research Facility
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:
B21 Fixed-Exit Double Multilayer Monochromator (DLSITT0387).
Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKJ14
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)
The scope of the contract is to design, manufacture, supply, test, deliver, install and commission subject to a performance specification a Double Multilayer Monochromator (DMM) for the DLS beamline B21. The DMM will require two flat, highly polished, multilayer-coated silicon substrates in order to select X-rays within a continuous range of energies 8-18 keV with a relative bandwidth on the order of 1 % and with high efficiency.
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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: yes
Quantity or scope of the contract
Total quantity or scope:
It is not necessarily expected that any single supplier will have all of the required expertise to manufacture and polish the substrates, apply the multi-layer coatings and manufacture the complete DMM system. It is therefore likely that the supplier will need to work closely with sub-contractors in order to deliver the complete DMM. Where the proposed design involves significant work to be undertaken by a sub-contractor, this should be stated clearly in the tender return along with the name of the sub-contractor.
The DMM will be placed inside a pre-existing beamline. Its total length along the beam direction can be no more than 1.11 m. The DMM will be housed immediately upstream from a focusing toroidal mirror (not in this tender).
DLS has its own standard electrical systems and hardware for motion control. It is, however, the responsibility of the supplier to provide all electrical hardware on the DMM itself, i.e. motors, encoders, limit-switches etc. These MUST be suitable for connection to the DLS control systems. Only where an unusual or highly specialised motion is specified (e.g. a piezo-adjustment) will the supplier need to provide additional local controls. The optic will be installed at DLS on a remotely controlled positioning system and operated under ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions. The DMM is to be UHV compatible.
We encourage the supplier to comment on any aspect of this specification and to identify possible modifications that could lead to either improved quality or reduced cost (without compromising the performance specification). If the required performance can be met or exceeded using alternative designs, technologies or materials, then these will not be excluded from consideration as long as sufficient information is supplied to justify the proposed solution. If some of the technical specifications cannot be met then this should be made clear. While it is strongly preferred that all technical specifications be achieved or exceeded, proposals that do not meet every technical specification will not necessarily be rejected.
One Double Multilayer Monochromator (DMM) to be installed at DLS, consisting of:
— Two (2) off polished substrates made from single crystal silicon.
— Ru/B4C or similar multi-layer coating (MLC) on polished surface of each substrate.
— Optic Mount for motorized rotation of both multilayer-coated substrates and for translation of the second multilayer-coated substrate along the incident X-ray beam.
— A UHV compatible system containing a vacuum vessel and dedicated pumping system to house the DMM Optic.
— Highly stable support structure for the DMM.
— Any control and monitoring electronics required to interface with the DLS control system.
— Motors, encoders, limit-switches, temperature-sensors, etc. — all wired to DLS-standard connectors.
— Installation and commissioning of the system at DLS.
— Sufficient spare parts with long delivery times to guarantee operation of the system with minimum down-time for a period of at least 2 years from the date of final acceptance.
— Training for DLS personnel in the operation of the DMM.
Information about options
Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 17 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Conditions relating to the contract
Deposits and guarantees required:
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
Conditions for participation
Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Economic and financial ability
Information about reserved contracts
Conditions specific to services contracts
Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price. Weighting 50
2. Technical Quality. Weighting 20
3. Experience and Capacity. Weighting 20
4. Commercial. Weighting 5
5. Delivery. Weighting 3
6. DLS Support effort. Weighting 2
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
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 158-283929 of 20.8.2014
Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 1.9.2015 - 00:00
Payable documents: no
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
1.9.2015 - 00:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 2.9.2015 - 0:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Members of the DLS Procurement Team.
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
To request the tender documents please complete our Registration Form (quoting the reference number DLSITT0387) on the following website location:
In order to be considered, your response should arrive no later than midnight on Tuesday 1.9.2015. This can be emailed to email@example.com before the tender deadline. An original plus two certified copies of your tender should also be sent to: Sue Blake at the address in I.1.
Procedures for appeal
Body responsible for appeal procedures
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Diamond Light Source will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Date of dispatch of this notice:
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