As part of the procurement process, you may need to request tenders from companies that could supply a similar product. The letter below can serve as a template for such requests, highlighting the capabilities that are required.
Template for collecting negative offers
Subject: Instrument Inquiry
Dear [COMPANY NAME],
I am writing to inquire about a specific laboratory instrument that I have heard of and would like to purchase. I am looking for an instrument for liquid samples that combines the following functions:
- Simultaneously detect light scattering, UV/vis-absorbance, and full spectrum fluorescence
- Perform titration runs with sub-microliter volumes
- Control temperature and perform temperature ramps
- Measure pH and provide feedback for pH titrations
I would like to know if any of the [COMPANY NAME] instruments offer this functionality. Thank you for your help.
When starting a procurement procedure, it is typical to ask for bids from suppliers who offer comparable products. However, Labbot's unique combination of capabilities makes it unique enough that in many cases, the tendering process can be made unnecessary. This may vary depending on the guidelines of your institution. The following document describes the status of Labbot as a unique product in the marketplace.
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Rec. requirements: Windows 11. Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256 GB harddrive.
Needed to run the Labbot software
For general use, we recommend the 10 x 4 mm quartz cuvettes from Hellma.
“One of the best features is that we can track the reaction with multiple readouts from the same sample. It really gives a few extra layers of insights.”
“Labbot was the first instrument I bought when I started my lab. When starting up it’s an obvious choice. You buy one thing and get a lot of things, while saving a lot of space and a lot of money.”
Alexander K. Buell
Technical University of Denmark
“Labbot stands as a uniques equipment that can facilitate the research in our new lab.”
Marité Cárdenas Gómez
Basque Center for Biophysics