United Kingdom-: Printed Circuit Boards and Firmware
|Tile||United Kingdom-: Printed Circuit Boards and Firmware|
|Scotland (Non OJEU)||WS/JAN379013|
|Type||Invitation to tender|
|Nature Of Contract||Not specified|
|Awarding Authority||University of Glasgow|
Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
University of Glasgow
Procurement Office, (Tay House)
Contact person: Stephen Otiende
Telephone: +44 1413304113
Fax: +44 0000000000
Main address: http://www.gla.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00108
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
Printed Circuit Boards and Firmware
Reference number: PURCH1779
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
To provide printed circuit boards and firmware for a pump and valve controller.
The pump/valve controller assembly (referred to as assembly) consists of two stacked boards – a main board (MB) and a stepper driver board (DB) plus a sensor board (SB) connected with a cable to the main board. The main board carries microcontroller, communication circuitry, power circuitry and all necessary connectors. The stepper driver board carries stepper motor driver circuitry and connector for a stepper motor. The boards are interconnected with a standard pin header connector. The sensor board carries photointerrupter to determine the position of the motor. The SB is connected to the MB with a cable.
The firmware build configuration should define whether the board is operating in a pump
controller mode or in a valve controller mode. In both modes the firmware is responsible for precise
stepper motor movements with feedback from the photointerrupter sensor, however exact
functions and exposed API is different between the two modes.
Two suppliers were contacted initially to scope out potential costs and to seek feedback to refine to technical specification: Koncepto and Peacock Technologies Limited. Currently neither company has provided a suitable proposal.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Internal Ref PURCH1779 - Printed Circuit Boards and Firmware
In order to progress our research agenda on organic synthesis automation, we require a bespoke MCU (microcontroller unit) driven electronic assembly along with the accompanying software (firmware, FW) running on the MCU to be designed and developed.
The assembly must consist of two stacked boards – main board (MB) and stepper driver board (DB) plus a sensor board (SB) connected with a cable to the main board. The main board carries microcontroller, communication circuitry, power circuitry and all necessary connectors. The stepper driver board carries stepper motor driver circuitry and connector for a stepper motor. The boards are interconnected with a standard pin header connector. The sensor board carries a photointerrupter to determine the position of the motor. The SB is connected to the MB with a cable.
The assembly must be able to operate in one of two different modes – either as a syringe pump controller or as a distribution valve controller. The firmware build configuration should define, whether the board is operating in one or another mode. In both modes the firmware is responsible for precise stepper motor movements with the feedback from the photointerrupter sensor, however exact functions and exposed API is different.
Please refer to ITT document.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 1
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options
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
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
- Product liability insurance with a limit of indemnity of not less than ten million pounds sterling (10,000,000 GBP) in relation to any one claim or series of claims.
-Public liability insurance with a limit of indemnity of not less than five million pounds sterling (5,000,000 GBP) in relation to any one claim or series of claims;
-Employer's liability insurance with a limit of indemnity of not less than five million pounds sterling (5,000,000 GBP);
-Professional indemnity insurance with a limit of indemnity of not less than one million pounds sterling (1,000,000 GBP) in relation to any one claim or series of claims
- Financial Turnover 2 years
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2020
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Local time: 12:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3) Additional information
Submissions can be created and submitted up to the stated tender deadline. Once the deadline has passed submissions can neither be created nor submitted. It is not advisable for Suppliers to wait until the last moment before creating and dispatching a response in case of any last minute problems. Please note large files should be uploaded as early as possible to ensure transfer before deadline. If a Supplier is having problems uploading to the PCS site, then the University must be informed well in advance and depending upon the merit of the case, the University may arrange for the tender to remain open on the PCS system for a short period after the deadline time stated. System problems do not fall under the University’s remit and should be referred to PCS.
Postbox Security: Postbox submissions cannot be accessed by anyone, including Millstream, (the provider of the Public Contracts Scotland system) until the deadline.
Suppliers should note that when asked to complete a tender document, the document must be submitted in the file type in which it was issued (Word, Excel etc.). Files of any alternative type may only be used where documents are for attachment, rather than completion.
Freedom of Information
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As part of our responsibility under the Act, University of Glasgow may be required to disclose any information held relating to your response to anyone who makes a request under that Act. Such information may only be withheld if it meets one or more of the exemptions or conditions in that Act. Even if an exemption is available University of Glasgow may nevertheless disclose requested information. Information held cannot simply be classified as “confidential" or "commercial in confidence" to enable it to be protected from disclosure.
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VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
The University of Glasgow
Procurement Office, Tay House
Telephone: +44 1413304012
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice
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