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High Content Electrophysiology System (ITT/566).

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Nottingham
Kings Meadow Campus Lenton Lane
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: PROC HF ITT/566
NG7 2NR Nottingham

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)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

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
High Content Electrophysiology System (ITT/566).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Tenders are invited for a high content electrophysiology platform. The system is required to have proven ability to record ion channel activity at physiological temperatures from cardiomyocytes derived from human embryonic and / or induced pluripotent stem cells. This will include calcium (ICa-L), sodium (INa) and potassium (at least IKr, if not others) channel activity. The system will have easy-to-use software that allows user-friendly adjustment of settings and interrogation of data sets. Ability to record in current clamp (action potentials) and voltage clamp is essential, as will be plotting I-V curves. The system will have the ability to work with low cell numbers (circa 10,000 / well) and will have capacity for at least 16 wells / chip, with minimum 3 runs (48 wells) per day. The system will form high quality seals (gigaseals) that last for up to 30 minutes to allow for automated drug addition and recording of phenotypic response.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 230 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 233-404016 of 30.11.2013

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GPO_4027317 Lot title: High Content Electrophysiology System (ITT/566)
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Nanion Technologies GbmH
Gabrieienstr 9
80636 Munich

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 230 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

All correspondence and expressions of interest relating to this project MUST be made through the University of Nottingham e-tendering website:

Non compliant expressions of interest will not be considered or acknowledged.The UoN reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage.The UoN does not accept any liability for costs incurred in tendering.Variation will be accepted where adequately explained by the tenderer and provided that these variations comply with the standards specified in the selection and claims criteria of the the tender document.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures


VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The UoN 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 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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).
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See VI.3.2
Internet address:

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: