INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE CULTIVATION OF SCIENCE
Jadavpur, Kolkata - 700032
 
Tender No.: SS/OC/01/ CSIR-02(0012)/11/EMR-II      Dated:  27.03.2012
 
Sub: Purchase of “SPEEDVAC CONCENTRATOR”
 

Sealed tender in two bids system (Technical Bid & Price bid) is invited from bonafide, resourceful and eligible manufacturer/exclusive distributor/vendors for “SPEEDVAC CONCENTRATOR” with the following specifications & Accessories. Part – I (Technical Bid) of the tender should contain technical details and commercial terms and conditions and Part – II (Price Bid) should indicate group-wise price as mentioned in the Technical Bid. The Technical Bid and Price Bid are to be submitted in two separately sealed envelopes distinctly marked accordingly and both to be put inside another envelope, which should be sealed and superscribed with tender reference no. and due date. The bidders may submit bids duly signed in their own letterheads. 

The technical bids will be opened first to evaluate technical specifications of the equipment and there after the price bids of only the technically qualified distributor/vendors will be opened  

Submission of Bids: Complete tender bids should reach to the office of Dr. Surajit Sinha, Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032 on or before the scheduled date & time specified below 

Last date for submission of the tender: April 23, 2012 up to 02.00 PM. 

Opening of Technical Bids: Technical Bids will be opened on April 23, 2012 at 03.00 PM at J. C. Bose Meeting Hall in the presence of intending bidders or their representatives. 

Opening of price-bid: The Price Bids of the bidders qualifying the technical bid will only be opened, the date of which will be intimated to the short-listed bidders at their email addresses. The rest of the bids will be rejected. 

Please note that IACS will not provide any accommodation or expenses to any of the bidders for attending opening of technical bid/price bid. 

A). TECHNICAL BID: 

Technical Bid should contain technical details and commercial terms and conditions and kept in a separate envelope duly superscribed as “Technical Bid” on the outer cover of the envelope. 

Detailed Technical Specifications of “SPEEDVAC CONCENTRATOR”.

 Application:

       The primary application would be to remove water from a solution of biological samples. It is for this purpose, the following set of specifications is required.

System:

The system should be with the following components:

Integrated SpeedVac concentrators having a microprocessor control panel with digital display and having the following components: concentrator bowl, refrigerated trap, vacuum gauge and a diaphragm pump and anticorrosive best quality body.

Product Features:

• Programmable

• Integrated design for plug-in simplicity and control

• Digital display for viewing and setting parameters (time, temperature, vacuum)

• Vacuum control for vacuum ramping and ultimate level setting to optimize drying times and eliminate bumping of different solvent mixtures

• Having capacities up to 100mL

• All should be in-one design

• Dual timers for independent control of heater and run time

• Oil-free vacuum source

• Standard PTFE or equivalent coated chamber

• Cover should be for chemical resistance

• Standard safety lids

Solvent and Solvent Combinations

• Water and added advantage of removing common organic solvents

• Integrated SpeedVac system including oil-free vacuum pump and -50°C cold trap

• 40 x 1.5mL rotor and 8 x 15ml Rotor

• CryoCool heat transfer fluid (1L) 

Technical Specifications

Description: Concentrator with integrated pump and cold trap, includes glass jar or equivalent

Vacuum Pump: Oil-free diaphragm

Max. Vacuum: > 10 torr (~9.3mbar)

Displacement: approximately 30 liters/min at ~ 50 Hz

Vacuum Control Ramp Rate: 1 to 5

Vacuum Level Control Setting: 30 to 5 torr (40 to 6.8 mbar)

Refrigerated Vapor Trap: 4 liters/ -50°C

Heat Setting Off: approximately 45 to 80°C in ~5°C increments

Timer Settings: 1 min. to 10 hours or equivalent 

B). Price BID:  

Price Bid should indicate group-wise price as mentioned in the Technical Bid and kept in a separate envelope duly superscribed as “Price Bid” on the outer cover of the envelope. 

C) GENERAL INSTURCTIONS: 

1.            Incomplete & conditional tenders and tenders received after the due date will be summarily rejected without assigning any reasons thereof.

2.            At any time prior to the bid due date, IACS may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in response to a clarification requested by a prospective bidder during pre-bid meeting, modify the bidding documents.  The amendment(s) will be notified on the Institute website.  Prospective bidders are advised to occasionally visit the website for any amendment.

3.            Payment: 100% against delivery and successful installation

4.            Warranty:  Minimum 1 year Warranty

5.            Installation/Demonstration/Application Training at site: Free of cost by the supplier

6.            Service facility: Supplier should mention their details of service setup and Manpower in Kolkata who are responsible for after sales support. Response time should be within 24 hours

7.            Validity of tender: Tender submitted shall remain valid at least for four months from the date of opening the tender. Validity beyond four months from the date of opening of the tender shall be by mutual consent.

8.            The tender should accompany a compliance chart.

9.            The rate should be inclusive of all taxes, transportation etc. Nothing extra will be paid in addition to the quoted rate.

10.        The model number, make, and a printed literature of the product shall submit positively.

11.        Proposed delivery schedule should be mentioned clearly.

12.        Manufacturers/exclusive distributors/vendors should have history of supplying this type of instrument to this or other Scientific Organizations.

13.        Authorized Dealership Certificate is must in case of principal manufacturing company is not quoting directly.

14.        Guarantee certificate, users manuals etc. are to be handed over to the user after successful commissioning of the system.

15.        At any time prior to the bid due date, IACS may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in response to a clarification requested by a prospective bidder, modify the bidding documents.  The amendment(s) will be notified in the Institute website.  Prospective bidders are advised to occasionally visit the website for any amendment www.iacs.res.in/tender

16.        In the event of date being declared a closed holiday for purchaser’s office, the due date for submission of bids and opening of technical bids will be the following working day at the appointed time.

17.        For any clarification regarding technical specifications, etc. please send your queries to Dr Surajit Sinha (ocss5@iacs.res.in).

The Institute reserves the right to reject any or all of the tenders received without assigning any reason thereof.

Registrar

R E G I S T R A R

2A & 2B Raja S. C. Mullick Road,
Jadavpur, Kolkata -700032
Phone : 2473-4971 Fax : 2473 2805
E-mail : registrar [AT] iacs.res.in

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