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Tender description

This tender is being run on behalf of the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester. The GEIC is a GBP 60 000 000 investment which will establish a state of the art research and technology development facility for graphene and related 2D materials. Projects in the GEIC will be industry-led and will focus on innovation and applications, with the aim of accelerating research through to products in the marketplace. The GEIC will house pilot production facilities and characterisation equipment. It will initially focus on a number of the University’s world-class graphene application areas: energy, composites, formulations and coatings, electronics and membranes.

The University of Manchester (GEIC) plans the purchase a fully automatic graphitisation furnace for the purpose of creating highly ordered graphite structures.

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Local time
Conditions for opening of tenders



The University of Manchester.

University of Manchester staff only.

Type of contest

Complementary information

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
This is a recurrent procurement
Electronic payment will be used
Review body

The High Court of Justice of England




Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road


M13 9PL

+44 1612752160

[email protected]

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 nº 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

Date of dispatch of this notice
Electonic ordering will be used
YES Main CPV code 42300000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

2 Mar 2018

0 days remaining

Total estimated value

Not specified


United Kingdom, Manchester



GBP Not specified

Please refer to procurement documents.


ERDF 2014-2020 Priority Axis 1: Promoting Research and Innovation.

Additional information

2014-2020 Priority Axis 1: Promoting Research and Innovation.

Main site or place of performance

The University of Manchester.




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