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United Kingdom-Manchester: X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) Scanners for the National Research Facility in Lab XCT

Type of document: Contract Awards
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2021/S 085-221244/EN)
Nature of contract: Supply contract
Procedure: Open procedure
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Contract award notice
Supplies

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160
Email: [email protected]
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Education

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) Scanners for the National Research Facility in Lab XCT

Reference number: 2020-1668-XRCTS-TB-PC
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 38000000
II.1.3) Type of contract Supplies
II.1.4) Short Description: This project will create a UK National Research Facility (NRF) that will be accessible to both academics and industrial users with Manchester as the hub along with a number of spokes.
Our research group the National Research Facility in Lab XCT which constitutes The University of Manchester, The University of Warwick, University College London (UCL) and the University of Southampton wish to enhance the capabilities of their facilities.
It is our intention to make the NRF the World leading centre for lab X-ray CT. We are focused on providing our users access they need to the expertise, support and data analysis tools they need to exploit X-ray CT for their own research and understanding. Through this equipment our ambition is to also provide cutting-edge capabilities for the acquisition of unique datasets.
II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 2462412.00/ Highest offer: 4426498.00 taken into consideration
Currency: GBP

II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title: Large Volume Correlative X-Ray CT Scanner
Lot No:1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:The University of Manchester.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
We wanted to collect very large voxel number datasets which push the resolution-field of view ratio into new areas and allow for the surveying and statistical analysis across huge volumes. This should be delivered in a user friendly way.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC.

II.2.1) Title: Walk in Sub-micron X-Ray CT Scanner
Lot No:2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:The University of Manchester.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
We wanted to realise an instrument unique in the World for conducting in-situ experiments in the lab with sub-micron resolution. Here we wanted to push the envelope of speed and resolution, whilst maintaining a practical platform to integrate multiple sample environments. This system will be installed into an existing interlocked radiation shielded room. The experimental setup, scanning and data pipeline should all be dedicated to ensuring a seamless process for 4D studies.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC.

II.2.1) Title: Source Upgrade for Zeiss Versa 520
Lot No:3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:The University of Manchester.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Source upgrade for Zeiss Versa 520 including full integration into current and future control systems and software.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC

II.2.1) Title: A Metrology Grade X-ray Computed Tomography Scanner for the UK National Research Facility
Lot No:4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:University of Warwick.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
As part of a planned expansion of facilities within the IMC Building, there existed a requirement for a metrology grade CT scanner for industrial applications. The major theme centres on metrology for manufacturing but will also be used for analysis on batteries, low carbon mobility and materials development.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC

II.2.1) Title: A Large-scale, High-resolution X-ray Scanning Capability for the UK National Research Facility AND an Enclosure for the Large-scale X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning Capability
Lot No:5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:University of Southampton.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The University of Southampton wished to purchase a large-scale, high-resolution X-ray CT scanning capability and an enclosure.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC

II.2.1) Title: A Large-scale, High-resolution X-ray Scanning Capability for the UK National Research Facility
Lot No:6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:University of Southampton.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
This project will create a UK National Research Facility (NRF), primarily supporting engineering and the physical sciences, that will be accessible to both academics and industrial users, with Manchester as the lead and a number of partners of which Southampton is one.
Tenders were invited for a large-scale X-ray CT scanning capability, addressing both physically large, and complex samples (hybrid multi-material components and assembled systems), whilst maintaining high spatial resolution. We anticipated this will be a somewhat bespoke combination of both X-ray hardware, sample gantry, control systems and large high-energy shielded room. As well as standard cone-beam CT imaging for immediate turn-key operation, we intend to deploy capabilities developed within recent research projects (experimental and computational,

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC.

II.2.1) Title: Enclosure for the Large-scale X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning Capability
Lot No:7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:University of Southampton.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The University wished to procure an enclosure for the large-scale X-ray scanning capability.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC

II.2.1) Title: A High-resolution, High-speed X-ray Computed Tomography Scanner
Lot No:8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 38300000
Main CPV code: 33111000
Main CPV code: 38582000
Main CPV code: 38400000
Main CPV code: 38947000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK
Main site or place of performance:University College London.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
A High-resolution, High-speed X-ray computed tomography scanner.

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: yes
Identification of the project:EPSRC.

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:Due to the pressing need to start our research and to fit in with funding requirements.

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:2020/S 202-492046
Section V: Award of contract
Lot No: 1
Title: Large Volume Correlative X-Ray CT Scanner

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2021-03-12
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: FEI UK Ltd
Town: Altrincham
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code: UK
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 446317.00/ Highest offer: 954945.00 taken into consideration
Currency: GBP
Contract No: 2
Lot No: 2
Title: Walk in Sub-micron X-Ray CT Scanner

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2021-03-12
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Quantum Design UK and Ireland Ltd
Town: Leatherhead
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code: UK
The contractor is an SME no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 554470.00/ Highest offer: 1170000.00 taken into consideration
Currency: GBP
Contract No: 3
Lot No: 3
Title: Source Upgrade for Zeiss Versa 520

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2021-03-05
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Carl Zeiss Ltd
Town: Cambourne
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code: UK
The contractor is an SME no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 300000.00
Currency: GBP
Contract No: 4
Lot No: 4
Title: A Metrology Grade X-ray Computed Tomography Scanner for the UK National Research Facility

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2021-03-12
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Carl Zeiss Ltd
Postal address: 1030 Cambourne Business Park
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB23 6DW
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code: UK
The contractor is an SME no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 459024.00/ Highest offer: 656020.00 taken into consideration
Currency: GBP
Contract No: 5
Lot No: 5
Title: A Large-scale, High-resolution X-ray Scanning Capability for the UK National Research Facility AND an Enclosure for the Large-scale X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning Capability

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2021-03-16
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Diondo, GmbH
Postal address: Ruhrallee 14
Town: Hattingen
Postal code: 455255
Country: Germany
Nuts code: DE
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 702801.00/ Highest offer: 1354639.00 taken into consideration
Currency: GBP
Contract No: 6
Lot No: 6
Title: A Large-scale, High-resolution X-ray Scanning Capability for the UK National Research Facility

A contract/lot is awarded no
V.1) Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected
Contract No: 7
Lot No: 7
Title: Enclosure for the Large-scale X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning Capability

A contract/lot is awarded no
V.1) Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected
Contract No: 8
Lot No: 8
Title: A High-resolution, High-speed X-ray Computed Tomography Scanner

A contract/lot is awarded no
V.1) Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: The High Court of Justice of England
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: The University of Manchester
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet address:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
2021-04-28