Invitation for Bids


Country: Republic of Armenia
Project Name: Education Improvement Project
Loan No.: 8342-AM
Credit No.: 5387-AM
Project title: "Scientific-Educational Center for Fundamental Brain Research"
Project contract number: 30.07.2019 № 16/19-CIF
Contract Title: Laboratory Equipment and Appliances for YSMU
Reference #: NCB - YSMU - 2/2020

1. The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Education Improvement Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments for Procurement of laboratory equipment and appliances for Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi /YSMU/ under the contract № 16/19-CIF dated on July 30, 2019 for the bid No. NCB-YSMU-2/2020.
2. The “Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi” Foundation now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for purchasing laboratory equipment and appliances for YSMU according to the below given lots:

LOT 1 - Animal Caging & Care Facilities
No Description Unit – item
1. Caging system for mice and rats 1
2. Laminar flow hood class 1 1

LOT 2 - Surgical and Electrophysiological Equipment for Animal Studies
No Description Unit – item
1. Digital stereotaxic system with injector 1
2. Stimulation system 1
3. Miniscope 1
4. Faraday cage 1

LOT 3 - Equipment for Animal Anesthesia and Surgery / Intervention Monitoring
No Description Unit – item
1. Gas anesthesia system 1
2. Non-invasive blood pressure system 1
3. Laboratory animal heart rate monitor and pulse oximeter 1

LOT 4 - Stereolithography based 3D printer
No Description Unit – item
1. Stereolithography based 3D printer 1

LOT 5 - Equipment for cryoconservation and biochemical studies
No Description Unit – item
1. Freezer 1
2. Cryostorage system 34.8 L with 6 storage tanks 2
3. Cryostorage 121 L 1
4. Liquid nitrogen low level alarm system 3
5. Roller base for cryo container 1
6. Cryogenic tube 2 ml 2
7. Cryobox for cryogenic tubes 1 2
8. Cryobox for cryogenic tubes 2 5
9. Cryo cane 1
10. Ice and liquid nitrogen container 2
11. Biosafety hood class II 1
12. Multigas incubator 53 L 1
13. Gas regulator 0.6 mpa 2
14. Automatic vertical autoclave 65 l 1
15. Fluorometer/spectrometer with cuvvete block 1
16. Power supply 3
17. Horizontal electrophoresis chamber for 1-4 gels 2
18. Blotting system 1
19. Refrigerated centrifuge for 24x1.5/2.0 ml tubes 1
20. Refrigerated centrifuge with rotor and adapters for 15/50 tubes 1
21. Bactercidial air recirculator 1
22. pH meter 1
23. Hotplate magnetic stirrer 1
24. Bidistilled water machine 1
25. Fume hood 1
26. Cryostat with deep freezing system 1

LOT 6 - Cell counter and analyzer
No Description Unit – item
1. Cell counter and analyzer 1

LOT 7 - Cell electroporator
No Description Unit – item
1. Cell electroporator 1

LOT 8 - Equipment for sterile, precise & targeted microinjections
No Description Unit – item
1. Micromanipulator and programmable microinjector with pressure supply 1
2. Inverted microscope with camera for DIC and light observation 1
3. Antivibration table for microinjections 1
4. Stereo microscope for intergration in biosafety cabinet 1
5. Air flow workstation destined for cells micromanipulations 1

LOT 9 - Cell flow cytometer
No Description Unit – item
1. Cell flow cytometer 1


Main qualification criteria:
• The Bidder should be a registered legal entity.
• The Bidder should have experience/have been involved in laboratory equipment supply/production at least for five years - starting from 2015 until the bid submission.
• The Bidder should have successfully implemented at least 1 contract of laboratory equipment supply/production for each submitted lot with at least the same total amount of each contract no less than the amount submitted for the current lot started from January 1, 2015 and completed before the bid submission deadline.
• The Bidder should furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the technical characterisitics of the goods it offers meet the requirements of the technical specification as defined in the Bidding document.
• The Bidder should submit Independent Audit reports (complete, with attached notes) and Opinions for the last three years: 2017, 2018, 2019.
• Average annual turnover for the last three years (2017-2019) should not been less than the bid price
• The bidder’s average Total Assets-to-Total Liabilities (net of equity) ratio for the previous three years (2017-2019) should be greater than 1.
• Bidders should submit a certificate of non-obligation to Tax Service as of any day from the period of the announcement of the given Invitation for Bids until the date of Bid submission.
Bidders may bid for one or several lots. Bids will be evaluated on a per lot basis.
In order to qualify for more than one lot, bidders shall meet the aggregate requirement for relevant lots as specified in the Bidding documents.
3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines “Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers” (January 2011, revised July, 2014) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
4. Interested eligible bidders may download the complete set of Bidding documents from or The Invitation for Bids along with all Bidding documents will be automatically delivered to the interested bidders registered in the electronic procurement system ARMEPS (file transfer system). Any company can register in the e-procurement system and become enable to submit the bid via ARMEPS electronic procurement system (
We inform that the “Yerevan State Medical University” Foundation does not take responsibility for incorrect or incomplete downloaded the Bidding documents, and furrther amndments to it (if any) and omissions due to further invitation updates.
5. Bids must be submitted through ARMEPS electronic procurement system no later than 11th January 2021, at 5 p.m. The system will not allow/permit the submission of the Late bids.
6. As specified in ITB 19.1 all bids must be accompanied by a Bid-Securing Declaration. The Bidder should indicate the number of lots for which the bid and declaration are submitted.
7. Customer Address
“Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi” Foundation
Addressee: Mr. Konstantin Yenkoyan, Vice-Rector
2 Koryun str., (2nd floor), Yerevan, 0025
Republic of Armenia
Phone: +374 11 621000 (250)

Note: The language of the Bid and Bidding Documents is Armenian.


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