University of Canterbury

High-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope

University of Canterbury is seeking to purchase a High-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope.
The University is looking for a supplier who has the capability and experience of delivering the equipment. It would be beneficial if the supplier has a good track record in academic and research field.
This investment supports the University’s strategic objectives through:
• Research Impact: Electron microscopy is part of core infrastructure required to conduct world-class research. Proposals to MBIE Endeavour and Smart Ideas funds are supported by this item. Moving onto Research collaboration strategy, it’s clear the current SEM is out of date and not performing well. Working with other researchers at universities both in NZ and overseas in Collaboration for research, any potential collaborator would expect UC to have modern and updated High Resolution SEM and Oxford Instrument detection equipment to be available and utilised in 2023 onwards. This supports UC’s move to select a strong branded SEM that cuts the mustard.
• Engagement: UC academics will be more frequently invited to join collaborative grant proposals led by other Universities and other research organisations. Also, it will bring an additional stream of external funding via subcontracts and improving productivity in publishing high impact papers. The linkages with commercial users will increase the UC profile as an outward looking, engaged institution, able to support generation of community well-being.
• Education: Supporting students to innovate and experiment through repurposing the old machine as well as enabling further research. Improved publication productivity and quality, better funding will contribute to the increase in QS ranking and PBRF research revenue. Research students at UC will have an improved student experience and will become work ready graduates, for careers in industry and academia.

Department/Business Unit: Planning, Finance & ITS

Status Open
Closing 22 Sep 2023 5:00 PM NZST
Reference 27972074
Notice Type Request for Quotations (RFQ)
Regions Canterbury
Customer Reference 23-181
Contact Details Sun Jeong
Published 28 Aug 2023 5:00 PM NZST

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