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Request for Tender Confocal Microscope and Optical/Digital Microscope - Bundle 13 & 14 - WPCA-AMRF-22-038

RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 28-Mar-2023
Closes 26-Apr-2023 5:00pm
Covered Procurement Yes
Category (based on UNSPSC)
Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Accessories
Agency Western Parkland City Authority

Agency Address
Level 1, 6PSQ 10 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Contact Person
Nidhi Agarwal
Phone: 02 9228 5652

Tender Details

WPCA is seeking to acquire a Confocal Microscope and Optical/Digital Microscope for the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF)

to support the objectives of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) First Building to:

• Grow the manufacturing industry in Western Sydney and NSW through access to improved technology and skills.

• Develop a world-class advanced manufacturing eco-system of firms, services and skilled labour that is self-sustaining.

• Provide the manufacturing industry in Western Sydney and NSW with access to technology and equipment that meets their current business requirement.

• Provide technology and equipment that provides a useful progression beyond current practice in the local industry.


It should be noted that a key goal for the AMRF is to ensure equipment remains current and continues to meet the needs of the local manufacturing industry. The Authority therefore welcomes offers that support this goal, including innovative and alternate offers that may involve co-investment or co-contribution from respondents, with the AMRF seeking to build long term relationships with equipment manufacturers and suppliers as part of building an advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

The attached tender documents describe the services required and set out the conditions of tendering.  Your firm’s proposal is to be lodged as two sperate files, Price and Non-Price, you should ensure they are not submitted as a single document.  Your proposal must be lodged prior to the closing time, of Wednesday 26 April 2023 at 5:00pm AEST. Any tenders submitted after the close of tenders will be assessed as a late tender.



You should note that Western Parkland City Authority may issue an addendum to the invitation documents prior to the close of tenders.

It is your firm’s responsibility to ensure that it submits and lodges a compliant tender response.  Should you require any clarification on any aspect of the invitation documents or tender process, you should contact Western Parkland City Authority Procurement at  We are unable due to issues of probity to discuss these issues with you verbally.

Confidentiality: You should note that any individual(s) proposed as a resource in you firm’s proposal must complete and sign the Confidentiality Deed Poll (imbedded in the RFT on page 29) and this duly executed document must be lodged as part of your submission.

Code of Ethics and Conduct: A copy of the Authority’s Code of Ethics and Conduct for Procurement activities is included as part of the tender documents.  It is a contractual responsibility placed on all Suppliers to provide a copy of this document to any individual engaged in delivering the Services.  A central issue in the Authority’s code of conduct is the mitigation of any actual, perceived, or potential conflict of interests which may arise when a person engaged in delivering the Services is confronted with issues that that cause a conflict between that person’s public duties and their personal or private interests.  It is incumbent upon any individual engaged on any Western Parkland City Authority contract to disclose to the Authority any conflicts of interest as soon as practicable after the situation reasonably comes to their attention.  Any and all such conflicts of interests must be advised to Western Parkland City Authority (

Western Parkland City Authority looks forward to reviewing your firm’s proposal.


NSW Regions: Cumberland/Prospect, Nepean, South East Sydney, South West Sydney

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

Related Web Site Address

Address for Lodgement

Electronically on E-tender only, by the closing date and time.

Covered Procurement Details

  • The Procurement (Enforceable Procurement Provisions) Direction 2019 applies to this procurement
  • A government agency may conduct negotiations with suppliers regarding the procurement

Conditions for Participation

All Tender documents to be reviewed and electronic lodgement of responses on E-tender by the closing date and time

Estimated Timeframe for Delivery

March 2024

Multi Agency Access