Published date: 12 September 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.



Closing: 12 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary

Industry

  • Instruments for checking physical characteristics - 38400000

Location of contract

England

Value of contract

£490,000

Procurement reference

NCL001-DN497996-74130325

Published date

12 September 2020

Closing date

12 October 2020

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

6 November 2020

Contract end date

5 January 2026

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

The University has recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust Multi-user equipment grant and wants to purchase a "full spectrum" spectral flow cytometer system with a clear and demonstrable ability to measure highly multiplexed fluorescent probes bound to mammalian cell targets, in a high-throughput manner. The spectral cytometer will be housed in the Newcastle Flow Cytometry Core Facility (NU-FCCF) within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Biosciences Institute.The objectives of the equipment are summarized as follows:
• To allow high parameter multiplexing (>35 parameters) of widely available reagents (such as fluorophore bound antibodies) targeting mammalian cells with a particular focus on cell types/markers implicated in infection and immunity.
• To be able to detect and differentiate between spectrally similar as well distinct fluorophores bound to probes at the single cell level.
• To be able to provide high-throughput sample acquisition in the form of an integrated 96 well (minimum) sampler system in order to meet the high through put demands of a scientific core facility.
• To be able to measure cellular auto-fluorescence as a defined parameter and to allow for the subtraction of this signal to improve measurement resolution.
The scope of this contract is for the supply, delivery and installation of the equipment as detailed in the Invitation to Tender document to the University, with after-sales support and 60 months warranty and maintenance.
Expressions of interest in this project can be made by registering via the University's e-tendering portal at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=eb15438b-85f2-ea11-8105-005056b64545
The contract reference is NU/1601.
The deadline for submitting a tender is 12.00 GMT (midday) on Monday 12th October 2020


More information

Additional text

Expressions of interest in this project can be made by registering via the University's e-tendering portal at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=eb15438b-85f2-ea11-8105-005056b64545
The contract reference is NU/1601.
The deadline for submitting a tender is 12.00 GMT (midday) on Monday 12th October 2020


About the buyer

Contact name

Dave Anderson

Address

Newcastle University
Procurement Services, Kingsgate
Newcastle
NE1 7RU
England

Telephone

+44 1912085360

Email

dave.anderson@ncl.ac.uk


Closing: 12 October 2020, 12pm