Stockholms Universitet Plate reader DP

Plate reader DP

Stockholms universitet, Stockholm


Administrative Officer Charlotta Andersson

Institution / equivalent

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Inquiry About Stockholm University

Stockholm University is characterized by openness and an innovative and cross-border activity in Sweden´s capital. Ranked as one of the world´s top 100 HEIs, Stockholm University is one of Europe´s leading institutions for higher education and research in human sciences and natural sciences. Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to renew the traditional universities in Sweden. Close contacts and an active exchange of experience and knowledge with the outside world characterize the business since its inception. 33,000 students, 1,600 doctoral students and 5,500 employees are active at Stockholm University. Within the science areas of science and human sciences, 190 study programs and 1,700 courses are offered. The university has a total turnover of SEK 4.93 billion. Stockholm University contributes to knowledge development in a global perspective and in collaboration with others. This is done through education and research in the international front line, as well as in cross-border and multidisciplinary studies. In collaboration with the surrounding society, knowledge is made available to everyone through dialogue and participation in debate and social development.

1 About the contracting institution

The institution´s premises are mainly located in the Arrhenius laboratories together with the other chemistry institutions and other institutions in "Life Science". More than 200 people, including about 80 doctoral students, are currently employed by the department. The research spans a wide area and is within many of the projects of the highest world class. The department also has a strong connection to the Science for Life Laboratory. The research that is conducted is unique in Sweden and also in the world through its interdisciplinary nature and

spans a very wide area including cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and theory. For more information about our business, see our website

2 Goals and purpose

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics wishes to purchase a new double monochromated fluroscence plate reader to replace an instrument which has reached the end of its operational lifetime. This instrument is used heavily by a number of research staff, and is integral to the scientific work carried out at the department.

We require an instrument whích is reliable, easy to use, suitable for a large number of different users, and has a throughput rate suitable for our amount of usage.

3 Requirement specification Technical Specifications

Fluorescence specifications:

Xenon light source

Photomultiplier detector

Dual monochromators

Excitation range at least 250-850nm

Emission range at least 250-850nm

Wavelength selection to 1nm accuracy

Bandwidth of monochromators 9nm or less


Must be able to make luminescence measurements

General specifications:

Capable of reading 96 and 384 well plates

Must be able to measure from either the top or bottom of plates

A full plate read must take less than 60 seconds

Temperature regulation from 4 degrees above ambient up to at least 45C

Instrument footprint maximum size 50cm x 60cm deep. 40cm maximum height.

Function with Swedish standard electrical system (1 phase, 240V AC 50Hz, Schuko contact)

The product must be CE-marked (includes environmental requirements and constitutes standard)

Computer and Software Specifications:

Instrument control software included, suffucient to operate the instrument and export data for futher analyses.

Instrument connection to computer preferably with USB. Other types of connection are acceptable if a suitable PCI or other board is provided.

Software must be compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise and functional for multiple user logins.

Software must be able to export data as Microsoft Excel or CSV format

The software to operate the instrument must be user friendly, simple to use, require minimal user training, and be supported with security updates and bug fixes for the duration of the mainline support lifetime of the instrument.

Service requirements

The plate reader should have mainline repair support available for a minimum of 5 years after delivery (i.e spare parts guaranteed available).

A response to technical enquiries by email must take no more than 5 working days.

The offer should include a 5 year basic service contract which provides one service visit per year to perform basic maintenance and caibration of the plate reader, for a period of 5 years. This can be billed per year, but the pricing should be fixed for the duration of the 5 year period.

The chosen product must include one user education session on site at SU with an application scientist or other qualified instrument expert.

4 Quotation

We expect quotation regarding the above and wish the following to be stated in the quotation;

Price; State the total price for delivery including service and installation.

No other costs may be added for the commission´s implementation.

Answer in the tender how the offered product meets the requirement specification:

Questions are asked and quotations are submitted via mail to:

The quotation will be submitted no later than 2020-02-19

The quotation must be binding with 2020-04-01

5. Evaluation and award (supplier selection)

The supplier offering the most advantageous solution to the contract is awarded the contract. SU evaluates the tenders in accordance with the above requirements.

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