Published date: 23 October 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: 6 November 2020, 3pm

Contract summary


  • Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses) - 38000000

Location of contract

TW11 0LW

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 October 2020

Closing date

6 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

30 November 2020

Contract end date

1 November 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (non-OJEU)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) requires automation to facilitate the purification of peptides which have been synthesized via 9-Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (Fmoc) Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis (SPPS). Due to the intrinsic nature of this synthetic technique, it is quite common to isolate crude peptides as a mixture of the desired product and closely related impurities (e.g. protecting group adducts / deletion sequences).

NPL tends to synthesize difficult peptides (self assembling, repeating motifs, slightly insoluble sequences) on 0.1 mmol scale via microwave assisted Fmoc SPPS; yielding 150 mg to 400 mg of crude product after resin cleavage. NPL is seeking to purchase a preparative HPLC, which will facilitate the purification of larger quantities of crude peptide per run (than we are currently able, i.e. >> 15-20 mg per un); and therefore yield greater quantities of highly pure peptides.

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About the buyer


Hampton Road
TW11 0LW


Closing: 6 November 2020, 3pm