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Thermo Fisher Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation

Solicitation number ACAN 2023-0082

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/06/05 16:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description
    The University of Alberta is providing an Advanced Contract Award Notice to contract with Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire Mass Spectrometry instrumentation that is not available from alternate manufacturers. Justification of sole source: ● The University of Alberta requires two (2) high resolution mass spectrometer (HRMS) systems for proteomics research. ● The detailed structural information needed for this project will necessitate MS2, MS3, and MSN fragmentation datasets to be acquired at over 240,000 at 200m/z. ● The new instruments will need to be able to measure 16-plex TMT labeling samples to facilitate high sensitivity single cell proteomics. ● To conduct this research, the HRMS must be capable of resolving mass shifts from complex mixtures of co-eluting isotopomers of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen. Isotopomers must be identified by exact mass of the parent ion. ● It is our understanding that they are the only vendor that can supply systems that are compatible with our existing instrumentation and meet our mandatory requirements (e.g. both to perform single cell proteomics as well as deep proteome-wide analysis using micrograms of material on the same instrument, which are vital to perform our specific research. Mandatory equipment specifications include, however, may not be limited to: ● Resolving power up to 480,000 FWHM at m/z 200 and isotopic fidelity up to 240,000 FWHM. ● Able to scan up to 45 Hz in MS2 pAGC controlled data dependent experiment using a resolution setting of 7,500 at m/z 200. ● The infrastructure needs to support MS3 fragmentation capability ● Both instruments need to be capable of performing TMT labeling experiments, such as 16plex TMT. Only Thermo instruments are currently capable of acquiring such data ● Mass accuracy must be better than 1 ppm with internal calibration. ● Ability to perform single cell proteomics as well as deep proteome-wide analysis using micrograms of material on a single instrument ● The mass spectrometer platform must be compatible with existing LC front ends and MS instruments through seamless software connectivity. There is an absence of competition for technical reasons: Thermo Fisher is the only vendor that is able to supply a system capable of achieving all the technical requirements for the project on the same instrument. We have researched the market, and the only other company with the potential to meet the requirements is Bruker, and their instruments are not able to meet all requirements, even at a much higher price point ● Individual Bruker instruments can do either single cell proteomics OR full proteome analysis from picogram to microgram amount. They do not have an instrument that can do both on a single instrument. In order to obtain most (but not all) of the requirements through Bruker we would have to purchase 2 separate instruments, each that would cost as much or more than the Thermo package. ● The Thermo Fisher instruments that we are requesting can each do single cell or full proteome analysis with inputs from 1 cell to 1 microgram. Bruker has 1 instrument that can accommodate input amounts ranging from 1 cell – 10 nanograms, but to go above 10 nanograms input would require a different instrument. ● The Bruker instruments are not ideal for the project: because a) the Bruker instruments are unable to do MS3 fragmentation, and b) the Bruker instruments are unable to do multiplex TMT single cell labeling, both of which are project requirements To ensure compatibility with existing products: we recently purchased an Orbitrap Fusion Lumos instrument, that makes use of accessories (such as FAIMS, ion generator, analysis software, and Proteome Discoverer software) that can be interchanged with the requested items. ● By having instruments that are able to interchange input and processing attachments and software we reduce the potential for down time that would affect key projects, as well as increase the flexibility of the suite of instruments in the lab by enabling the attachment of different front-end inputs.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 0 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/05/29.

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    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

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    Contracting organization

    Organization
    University of Alberta
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    *, Alberta, *
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    Contracting authority
    Paul Wain
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    Email
    paul.wain@ualberta.ca
    Address
    University of Alberta, Major Acquisitions, Procurement & Contract Management, Supply Management Services Room 307 Materials Management Building
    Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2R3
    Canada
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Language(s)
    English
    Region(s) of delivery
    Alberta
    Region of opportunity
    Alberta
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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