UK-Swindon: Microscopes.

UK-Swindon: Microscopes.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7593602434, Email:
Contact: Procurement Manager - MRC LMB
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
NUTS Code: UKH12

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Purchase of a Benchtop Confocal Microscope
Reference number: UKRI-2456

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
38510000 - Microscopes.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

II.1.4) Short description: UKRI requires a benchtop confocal microscope for the laboratory of molecular biology

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 139,990


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKH12 - Cambridgeshire CC

Main site or place of performance:
Cambridgeshire CC

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: UKRI requires a ‘latest generation’ and ‘small footprint’ instrument that offers state-of-the-art imaging performance. The system shall be capable of multi-channel fluorescence imaging of, live prokaryotes, live cultured cells, motile live cells, freely moving small model organisms and of live tissue explants.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Equipment Offer / Weighting: 33
Quality criterion - Name: Larger Field of View / Weighting: 6
Quality criterion - Name: Improved Uniformity of Illumination / Weighting: 6
Quality criterion - Name: Imaging Rate / Weighting: 6
Quality criterion - Name: Automated Objective changing mechanism / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Motorised focussing mechanism / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Epi-fluorescence widefield imaging / Weighting: 4
Quality criterion - Name: Warranty / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value Model / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 20

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: Procurement Contract Transparency Data: Redacted contract documents will be made available within the next 30 days on the UKRI website at:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

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 OJEU: 2022/S 000-032849

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: UKRI-2456
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Contract for the supply of a Bench Top Confocal Microscope

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 14/03/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
Andor Technology, NI022466
3 Fountain Drive, Springvale Business Park, Belfast, BT12 7AL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2890237126, Email:
Internet address:
NUTS Code: UKH12
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1,400,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 139,990
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email:
Internet address:

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 15/03/2023