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Published 26/06/2020

Birmingham

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Supplies

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 122-300416
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesEducation
Common Procurement VocabularyPressure vessels
Date Published26th Jun 2020

Birmingham

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Supplies

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Birmingham
Postal address: Edgbaston
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
Postal code: B15 2TT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Pauline Harrison-Johnson
E-mail: P.E.Harrison@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1214148541

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Tender for the Supply and Installation of a Hydrogen Processing of Magnetic SCRAP (HPMS) Vessel

Reference number: SC8451/20
II.1.2)Main CPV code
44615000 Pressure vessels
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ‘SUSMAGPRO’ (Sustainable Recovery, Reprocessing and Reuse of Rare-Earth Magnets in a Circular Economy) under grant agreement 821114.

The University of Birmingham invites tenders for supply of a bespoke hydrogen processing of magnet scrap (HPMS) vessel. The HPMS vessel will be one of two large-scale magnet recycling pilot plants developed across Europe as part of the SUSMAGPRO project and will focus on processing new forms of magnetic scrap, including; loudspeakers, electric motors, power steering units and wind turbine canisters.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 404 761.90 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ‘SUSMAGPRO’ (Sustainable Recovery, Reprocessing and Reuse of Rare-Earth Magnets in a Circular Economy) under grant agreement 821114.

The University of Birmingham invites tenders for supply of a bespoke hydrogen processing of magnet scrap (HPMS) vessel. The HPMS vessel will be one of two large-scale magnet recycling pilot plants developed across Europe as part of the SUSMAGPRO project and will focus on processing new forms of magnetic scrap, including; loudspeakers, electric motors, power steering units and wind turbine canisters.

The HPMS vessel is based on a patented technology, developed at the University of Birmingham, in which hydrogen is used to extract Nd-Fe-B magnet powder from end of life permanent magnet containing products. During the HPMS process, sintered Nd Fe B magnets are crushed and loaded inside a vessel, which is then sealed, evacuated, back filled with an inert gas (e.g. Argon or Nitrogen), evacuated and then filled with approximately 1.2 bar hydrogen at room temperature. Once exposed to hydrogen, the sintered Nd-Fe-B undergoes the hydrogen decrepitation (HD) process and breaks down into a friable, demagnetised, hydrogenated powder.

Often the end of life products containing the Nd Fe-B material is encased within some sort of housing so the hydrogenated powder needs to be liberated from the scrap using some form of mechanical agitation. This is typically performed by rotating the scrap within a porous drum (3 mm pore size) within the HPMS vessel, after which the powder falls into a sealable collection pot at the bottom of the vessel, which can then be unloaded inside an argon or nitrogen containing glove box (O2 = < 5 ppm).

Once inside a glove box, the hydrogenated powder can then be purified using a combination of milling and sieving to remove any nickel coating and other impurities before being reprocessed in a number of different ways to form secondary magnets.

The HPMS process has already been demonstrated at the 5 kg scale using a 300 L vessel at the University of Birmingham. The main objective of the new HPMS vessel will be to scale this technology to a 50 kg batch size.

This project may be funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); or

— European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF); or

— Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Compliance to the specifications / Weighting: 49
Quality criterion - Name: After sales and technical back up / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery and training / Weighting: 8
Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability and environmental / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Supplier appraisal questionnaires / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Overall price and costs (including whole life cycle cost analysis) / Weighting: 23
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 404 761.90 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2020
End: 01/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ‘SUSMAGPRO’ (Sustainable Recovery, Reprocessing and Reuse of Rare-Earth Magnets in a Circular Economy) under grant agreement 821114.

II.2.14)Additional information

CPV Code(s):

44615000: Pressure vessels

24111000: H, Ar, rare gases, N & O

31630000: Magnets

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/07/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/07/2020
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The University of Birmingham
Postal address: Edgbaston Park Road
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B15 2TT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: P.E.Harrison@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1214142890

Internet address: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24/06/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 122-300416
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesEducation
Common Procurement VocabularyPressure vessels
Date Published26th Jun 2020