Category : Announcements

The St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam invites tenders (technical and financial bids in separate envelopes) for supply and installation of following equipments: (1) HPLC-1No. (2) GC-1No. (3) Rotary Evaporator 1No. (4) Water Purification System (ultra pure) 1No. (5) Thin Film Coating Unit 1No.
(6) Refrigerated Centrifuge 1No. (7) PCR 1No(8) Gel Documentation system 1No. (9) Desktop Mini Computers-70 Nos. (10) Trainer kits for renewable Energy- at its centralized laboratory and computer centre located at Kochi (Kerala).

Tenders in sealed envelopes along with the EMDs shall reach the Principal at above address on or before 24th December 2014.

Instruments- Specifications

1. HPLC specifications

– High pressure Binary Gradient System with two individual solvent delivery units

-Rheodyne manual injector with sample loop, syringe and injector holder plate

-C18 reverse phase column 4.6 internal dia x 150/250 mm 5 μm )for the analysis of (necessary columns to analyze alkaloids, antibiotics, food additives, fatty acids, flavanoids, phenolic compounds)

– Flow rate – 0.001 – 2ml/min.

– Syringe should be capable of taking even though the sample is in less quantity

– Operating pressure – upto 5000 psi

– Flow accuracy – ±0.5% RSD

– Flow precision –±0.1%

– Injection vol. – 0.5 – 50 μl

-Photodiode Array Detector – wave length range- 190-800

UPS APC/Numeric- Battery SMF/Exide/Ameron -5KVA with back up one Hr

2. GC- specifications

 Injectors: Split/Splitless injector, programmable (PTV)

Oven ramp: 6 ramps or above

Column oven: Temperature up to 450ºC

Fast heating and cooling rate

Column overheat protection(specify)

Specify the number of Vials that can be accommodated

Vial capacity upto 2ml

Pneumatic controls through software Electronic Pneumatic controls (specify)

Injectors: configuration can be possible for upgradation to headspace analyser, purge and trap facility, SPME etc.

Injection facility: facility for large volume injection

Capillary column: 4 nos. (30m x 0.25 mm i.d x 0.25 μm) for the analysis of Organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, Dioxine like PCBs. etc.

DETECTOR(FID—-Details to be specified)


UPS – 5KVA with back up one Hr.( Details to be specified)


3. Rotary Evaporator -specifications

Rotary Evaporator unit

Rotation speed:  20 – 80 rpm

Digital speed display


Temperature range heating bath:  Room temperature – 1000C

Vacuum pump

Manual Vacuum controller with digital display

Hand/Motor lift

Height adjustment speed 30mm/s

Refrigerated Circulator

Remote control function

Programmable ramps

 4. Water Purification System (Ultra pure integrated) specifications

  • Water purification System should be capable of producing 18.2 Megaohm resistivity with pretreatment cartridge, Reverse Osmosis and mixed bed ion exchange resins and activated carbon in a single pack, with feed water acceptance of upto 2000micro Siemens conductivity, Fouling Index (SDI) < 12, Total Chlorine < 1 ppm.
  • All in one pack  which  contains  a combination of technologies to  produce  ultrapure  water  from Tap water directly.
  • The 1st stage of the RO DI cartridge contains  pretreatment for  reverseosmosis  followed  by RO membrane.
  • The 2nd stage  contains mixed bed ion exchange resin  and organex for  removal of organic
  • Type 3 water flow rate should be 3 l/h.
  • Tap for  dispensing  RO water  from the
  • In built tank for  storing the  RO grade water.
Product Water  Specifications
Resitivity                  :  18.2  Meg (@ 25 degree C )
Conductivity             : < 0.055uS/cm
TOC                          : <10 ppb
Bacteria                     :  < 1 cfu/mL
Pyrogen                   : <0.001Eu/mL
RNase                      : <0.01 ng /mL
Flow Rate                 :   0.5 L /min
Particulates  > 0.22u  :  <1 P/mL


5.Thin film coating unit Specifications

  1. 12” Box type vacuum coating unit
  2. Radiant heater capable to anneal at 300°C
  3. Substrate rotator
  4. Additional feed through KF-10 to attach Langmmir probe
  5. Complete O-ring and gasket set (Whiton)
  6. Mo boats and filaments (15, 5 nos) 10 A.
  7. Chiller, motor and exhaust for installation.
  8. 3 KW e-beam gun power supply and accessories
  9. Quartz crystal thickness monitor
  10. Digital gauges ( pirani and penning)
  11. One set of complete tool kit
  12. Installation and 3 year guarantee.

6. Refrigerated Centrifuge Specifications

Microprocessor controlled

Brushless motor

Imbalance detection system

Temperature range – -10 to +40

Stainless steel chamber

Maximum RCF /RPM– 25830 g/20000

Servo controlled voltage stabilizer

Microliter  24x 2ml sealed fixed Angle Rotor- max RCF- ≥ 25000g/20000

Fixed angle rotor for 50 ml

Adaptors for 15ml and 50ml conical tubes

7. PCR specifications

  1. Gradient – 96 Well
  2. Range of sample volume- 10-80 µl
  3. Peltier Blocks system
  4. Programmable Lid Temperature
  5. Maximum Ramp rate- 50C/sec
  6. Average Ramp rate – 3.9 0C/sec
  7. Temperature Range – 4 to 990C
  8. 1 KV UPS

8. Gel Documentation system specifications

Image resolution ≥ 4 megapixels

Pixel size 4.6x 4.6 µm

Linear dynamic range more than 3 orders for all samples

Auto adjustment of camera for image resolution

Modularity with four sample trays

Stain free technology

Image lab 4.1 technology with tools for volume analysis, Image resolution, Annotation, Image transformation, Band detection etc.


 9. Tiny Desktop Computers- specifications

Intel Core I5


Windows 8.1 / MAC OS

Microsoft Office / Compatible with Mac


Vesa kit

Cable lock

10. Trainer kits for removable Energy

PV module

Grid – tie

Off grid system

Thermal storage system

Wind energy system



Warranty Certificate

General Terms and Conditions

1 Model and year of introduction of the instrument Shall be mentioned in the tender along with original brochures /catalogue. Though the specifications given are of basic and general in nature, preference will be given for selection of higher- end versions. Therefore, bidders are advised to quote for different models.
2 Place of installation At Central Instumentation Laboratory, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam
4 Delivery and installation of equipment: (i) The confirmation of acceptance of purchase order by the supplier shall be given with in 7(seven) days from the date of issue of purchase order.

(ii) Delivery and installation to be completed within 8 weeks from the date of opening of L/C.

(iii) Short shipment and part shipment are not allowed.

5Price(i) The price shall be quoted in foreign and Indian currencies, indicating break-up for the equipment and accessory instruments, details of import duty/ tax as applicable and other over-heads. The price shall be inclusive of all costs of freight, insurance, transportation, delivery (door delivery) and installation & commissioning at the respective laboratory.

(iii) St. Albert’s college reserves the right to accept or reject any offer at its discretion.6Mode of payment

(i) By Letter of Credit payable in foreign or Indian currency (to be specified):

 80% of payment on shipment against L/C documents.

 10% of payment after installation, commissioning and training by the supplier to the satisfaction of St Albert’s college.

 In case of indigenous equipment, 90% of the payment in rupee terms shall be released against satisfactory installation, commissioning and training of the equipment in the respective labs.

 Balance 10% of payment against furnishing of irrevocable bank guarantee by the supplier for equivalent Indian Rupees (issued by a nationalized bank) as performance guarantee for Two from the date of successful installation and commissioning of the instrument/s.

(ii) In case the supplier cannot provide the bank guarantee as above, the 10% of payment (in equivalent Indian Rupees) shall be retained with St. Albert’s College and released on the expiry of Two after the successful installation and commissioning of the instrument/s.7Warranty(i) Two years  from the date of completion of installation for the complete system including replacement of instruments and parts, spares, accessories and labour charges.

(ii) Complete set of spares and consumables as stand by shall be provided/made available along with the equipment or from time to time during the period of warranty.

(iii) The repair/servicing and periodic IPV (Instrument Performance Verification) of the equipment with traceable standards have to be carried out by the manufacturer/supplier free of cost during the entire warranty period, or extended warranty period irrespective of any number of repairs / services.

(iv) Definite time schedule for servicing of equipment, time required for attending break-downs, etc shall be indicated in the terms & conditions for warranty and AMC.

(vi) Shall provide good after sale service/technical support capable of attending on short notice at places where the equipment is installed. At least 2 preventive maintenance visits and unlimited breakdown calls by the service/application support engineer during the warranty period, every year.

(vii) The manufacturer / supplier shall give a warranty certificate as per the format attached in the tender Document (Annex I).8After sales service(i) Shall provide for annual maintenance contract / after sale service contract after the warranty period.

(ii) The cost/rate and the terms and conditions for AMC and IPV for three years, after the warranty period (3rd , 4th & 5th years) have to be specified.

(iii) The payment terms for the AMC shall be as per the Rule 159 of GFR 2005(Govt. of India) and amendments there to.

(iv) Definite time schedule for servicing of equipment, time required for attending break-downs, etc shall be indicated in the terms & conditions for AMC.

(v) St Albert’s college  reserves the right to impose penalty @ `. 2000/- per day for the delay or other lapses of the manufacturer/supplier/ service provider in rectification of the break-downs beyond 3 working days, during the AMC period.9Training of personnel(i) Basic training for a period not less than two weeks after installation of the equipment to our technical

personnel of the concerned laboratory.

(ii) Trouble shooting training as and when required.10ExperienceThe supplier shall have experience of at least 20 installations and operation of the equipment in India, including the model quoted.11Details of EMD5% of the amount for the total number of equipment (the highest valued model quoted), by way of Demand Draft or Cheque (payable at par) drawn on any of the Nationalized Bank in favour of Principal, St. Albert’s College, Kochi.12Period of validity of the offer/tender90 days.13Specification sheetsDetailed specification sheet(s) highlighting all the technical and other specifications must be attached14Users ListComplete list of users in India for the equipment (inclusive of the quoted model) along with certificates/testimonials from the customers shall be enclosed.15Instrument Performance Verification (IPV) (IQ, OQ & PQ)To be done free of cost with traceable standards for the first 2 years (on installation, every year, after break-downs and as when repair(s) are carried out).16Cost of tender documentsThe tender document may be downloaded from St. Albert’s college website and the amount of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) may be paid towards the tender document fee by Demand draft or Multicity cheque in favour of Principal, St. Albert’s College, Kochi.17Last date and time of receipt of tender16.00 hrs on 25. 12. 2014. Tenders received late for any reason whatsoever, shall not be entertained. St. Albert’s College has the right to reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason.18Submission of tenderThe tender shall be duly signed, sealed, super-scribed as “Tender for supply of ……………” and submitted to: St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, BanerjiRoad, Kochi 682 018, India

19Installation Check out specification.Shall be provided by the supplier.


The technical presentation on instruments / equipment is to be made at St. Albert’s College , Kochi after opening the technical bids (the date shall be informed later). The price bids (of two bid tender system) shall be opened only after technical evaluation of the technical bids. Those who qualify technically only will be considered for opening of financial bids.

Earnest money deposits (EMD) for the amount of 5% of the price/value (based on total number of equipments quoted) in the form of demand draft / cheque (payable at par) drawn in the name of Principal, St. Albert’s College , Kochi shall be submitted along with the tenders. The firm registered with DGS&D / NSIC as manufacturer for the supply of the same category of item for which the party is submitting quotation will be exempted from submission of EMD. Exempted parties will have to give proof of registration along with their quotation. EMD of the unsuccessful bidders shall be refunded at the earliest but latest within 30 days after finalization of the purchase of concerned item.

The Principal, St. Albert’s College reserves the right to reject the bids or to cancel/postpone the procurements without assigning any reason whatsoever.