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Call for Proposal No. SZTE/2020/PB10531

Deadline for submission of offers extended!

The University of Szeged (hereafter Inviting Authority) invites candidates to an open procedure for supplying the following product:

Hollow-core fiber setup for pulse compression
Offer No: SZTE/2020/PB10531

Deadline for submission of offers: March 25th, 2020 11:00

Estimated Date of delivery: within 20 weeks upon receipt of the bilateral contract

Short specification of product:


End User: University of Szeged, Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics

Delivery Address: Dom ter 9, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary - offers should contain the shipping cost to this address.

Billing Address: University of Szeged, Dugonics tér 13. H-6720 Szeged, Hungary, VAT No: HU 15329815


Product name: Hollow-core fiber setup for pulse compression




To compress 1.5 mJ, 800nm, 30 fs pulses to a bandwidth supporting a pulse duration less than 10 fs, with a minimum throughput of 55% (best effort 70%), after the output coupling optics, excluding the chirped mirrors.

The setup and price must include:

  • Hollow core fiber with the necessary length and core diameter (up to the bidder);
  • Necessary vacuum tube with support;
  • Vacuum parts (gauges, valves, vacuum handling units, etc., excluding vacuum pump);
  • Incoupling / outcoupling optics to and from the HCF
  • Installation and training
  • Specification for the necessary vacuum pump (end vacuum, capacity)
  • Specification for the recommended compression mirrors are requested
  • Upon installation the requested bandwidth shall be demonstrated. The Contractor shall warrant for the compressibility of the pulses below 10 fs if the recommended compression mirrors are to be used
  • General warranty conditions: the warranty to be free from defects in workmanship and materials are requested for at least 12 months after completed installation and final acceptance at customer site
  • Required delivery: delivery and full installation: within 20 weeks after contracting

Required quantity: 1 set


Offers are to be submitted by uploading your offer in PDF file (please click on „Upload Proposal” in the top right corner). Please include shipping cost.


Please include the specification in your offer, so that it can be clearly evaluated whether it matches all the specificied features.


Offers sent by email will not accepted! Offers that are not submitted on the proposal’s website will not be accepted.


Offers must fully match the criteria listed in the attached specification file. Offers for products with different specification and different quantities will be considered invalid.


Should you have any questions on the product, please contact Dr. Károly Osvay associate professor, +36-30 158 2410 , .


In case you need information from the contact person above, please send a copy of your mail to our purchasing department to Aniko Farkas, email .


Evaluation principle: the lowest price

Offers are to be submitted by uploading your offer in PDF file (please click on „Upload Proposal”” in the top right corner).

Evaluation principle: the lowest price

Offers are to be submitted by uploading your offer in PDF file (please click on „Upload Proposal”” in the top right corner).
More information:

The quotations should include:

  • Please refer to SZTE/2020/PB10531
  • All the expenses (e.g. shipping to Szeged, Hungary; handling, trainings etc.) of the purchase.
  • Please do not list the bank charge (to be paid by customer)
  • Terms of delivery (incl. delivery lead time) - see the specs
  • Terms of payment. Our University prefers to pay with wire transfer.
  • Quote validity and/or quote issue date. The quotation should be preferably valid for 60 days, due to excessive evaluation period, but at least for 30 days. Quote validity day should be not earlier than the deadline of the procedure
  • Name of the supplier
  • Warranty and guarantee terms - see the specs


According to the common directive of Rector and Chancellor of the University of Szeged No. 2/2015. (16.04), binding agreement – in the value of over approx. net 4.700 EUR (depending on the exchange rate) - in case of this procedure can be contracted exclusively with the approval of the Chancellor. The publication of the results does not indicate commitment. Whereas, please be informed that in default of the approval of Chancellor, the Inviting Authority alter the result and declare the procedure unsuccessful.

We hereby inform you that pursuant to Article 41 (6) of Act CXCV of 2011 on Public Finances, the University of Szeged shall only enter into contracts and perform payments upon its contracts, if the contracting party has provided the University with a Transparency Declaration. In case the Supplier had not provide transparency declaration to the University earlier, the declaration will be requested during the evaluation period.

For further information please turn to the following official contact person:

Lajkóné Takács Ibolya foreign sales representative


Contact person for technical support: Dr. Karoly Osvay, associate professor University of Szeged, Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, tel: +36-30 158 2410


The official language of the procedure is Hungarian, but offers can also be submitted in English language. The Inviting Authority expects offers from suppliers that can guarantee a prompt delivery and have a stable financial background. The Inviting Authority reserves the right to request further information from candidates within 5 working days in writing . Request for further information will be sent to each candidate with a valid offer. Following the submission deadline, the Inviting Authority evaluates the offers and candidates are informed on the result with the least possible delay.

The Inviting Authority reserves the right to cancel the above offer procedure fully or partially, without any justification. The Inviting Authority is not liable for consequences resulted by the withdrawal.

This call for proposal is not to be considered as a contractual commitment undertaken by the Inviting Authority. The call and the full procedure are subject to the Inviting Authority’s internal regulations.

This Call for Proposal is in evaluation phase at present.