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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet — DTU


Thermo Electron A/S
Stamholmen 193
2650 Hvidovre

Acquisition of Orbitrap Exploris with Vanquish Flex System

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet — DTU

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet — DTU
National registration number: 30060946
Postal address: Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Town: Kgs. Lyngby
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
Postal code: 2800
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Christian Torrendrup
E-mail: cvto@dtu.dk
Telephone: +45 23100296
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.dtu.dk
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
II.1.1) Title:

Acquisition of Orbitrap Exploris with Vanquish Flex System

Reference number: 6060
II.1.2) Main CPV code
38433100 Mass spectrometer
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description:

The National Food Institute is planning to buy a new liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) instrument. The instrument will be used for target quantitative and non-target screening of small organic compounds in different food and environmental matrices (meat, fish, sludge, food contact materials, etc.). Currently the laboratory has Triple Quadrupole and Time of Flight LC-MS technologies. It is important to establish new technology (Orbitrap) to enhance the quality of the education and research platform.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 DKK
II.2) Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
38433100 Mass spectrometer
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
Main site or place of performance:

Kgs. Lyngby (DTU Campus).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

There are increasing needs for non-target screening of unknown organic compounds in food and environmental matrices while it is also crucial to perform quantitative analysis at the same time. These compounds are often present at trace levels. Therefore, an instrument used for these analysis must be able to provide high sensitivity and high mass accuracy in order to identify and quantify chemicals at very low concentrations with high level of confidence. The ability to run a large number of samples while maintaining the quality of the analysis is also important.

Currently the laboratory has Triple Quadrupole and Time of Flight (QTOF) LC-MS technologies. It is important to establish new technology (Orbitrap) to enhance the quality and diversity of the education and research platform.

II.2.5) Award criteria
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

There is a growing need to examine Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) among other organic compounds in foods and environmental matrices. These classes of chemicals contain thousands of analytes with very similar chemical structure. However only a fraction of these analytes have been structurally identified by researchers. The same situation exists for other classes of chemicals such as pesticides and natural toxins. Recently, complete unknown screening is also very important for providing insights into the chemical complexity of a certain samples. In all of these applications, there is a need for very high resolution MS to ensure a significant identification of these compounds and also their metabolites/degradation products. And at the same time have the highest possible mass accuracy to discriminate interferences from analytes.

Since the analytes of our interest are often present at trace levels, the LC-MS instrument must provide both very high mass accuracy and sensitivity. The Orbitrap Exploris (Thermo Scientific) is equipped with Orbitrap technology that has a resolution capability of up to 480 000 for all scan modes and with both negative and positive ionization. This is unmatchable for a QTOF system (typical MS resolution of a QTOF system is around 60 000). The instrument also provides sub ppm (<1 ppm) mass accuracy which can be maintained for a long time. Additionally, the sensitivity of an Orbitrap is generally higher than that of a QTOF. There is also a trade-off between choosing high sensitivity or high mass accuracy in a QTOF system. The Orbitrap is the only technology that can provide super high mass resolution even at super low concentration.

The laboratory is either responsible or take part in several courses and special courses at Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels on mass spectrometry. Currently the laboratory has Triple Quadrupole and QTOF LC-MS technologies. To support the educational part, It is very important to establish new technology (Orbitrap) to expose students and course takers to a comprehensive range of modern mass spectrometry technologies.

The laboratory also participates in international ring trials of many different analytical methods where the Orbitrap technology are used. For the best direct comparison of method performance in these ring trials, there is a need to establish Orbitrap technology in our laboratory.

Thus, only the technical characteristics of a high resolution instrument based on Orbitrap technology can satisfy our need, which is patented by Thermo EP 1371081, EP 2442351, EP 1900002.

IV.1.3) Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2) Award of contract/concession
V.2.1) Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2) Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Thermo Electron A/S
National registration number: 28314388
Postal address: Stamholmen 193
Town: Hvidovre
NUTS code: DK01 Hovedstaden
Postal code: 2650
Country: Denmark
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 500 000.00 DKK
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information:
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Klagenævnet for Udbud
Postal address: Nævnenes hus, Toldboden 2
Town: Viborg
Postal code: 8800
Country: Denmark
E-mail: klfu@erst.dk
Telephone: +45 35291000
Internet address: http://www.klfu.dk
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Complaint that the contracting authority, contrary to the Public Procurement Act, has concluded a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the European Union Official Journal must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days from the date after a contract award notice has been published by the contracting authority in the European Union Official Journal and that contract award notice includes the grounds for the decision to award the contract directly, cf. lov om Klagenævnet for Udbud (Complaints Board for Tenders) § 7, section 3.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen
Postal address: Carl Jacobsens Vej 35
Town: Valby
Postal code: 2500
Country: Denmark
E-mail: kfst@kfst.dk
Telephone: +45 41715000
Internet address: http://www.kfst.dk
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:

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