The EU tender kicks in at 150k. Manchester University offered me the 
option of a fast track procedure with pre selected vendors. I decided to 
go for the full tender because it the Uni suppliers were mostly high end 
ones and this drastically reduced the choice for us to basically one 

If you can chose which suppliers to invite to tender I would go for the 
usual suspect. All the suppliers working with HEP have benchmarked their 
machines with HEPSPEC kits and know that they don't have to offer you 
exotic kits.


Martin Bly wrote:
> Response in-line...
> 	Martin.

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