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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Swindon: UKRI STFC Vulcan Beamline Vacuum Chamber
Document Ref:
174733-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
UK Research and Innovation
Date Published:
15 April 2019
Deadline Date:
24 May 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The project is to introduce a new ultra-short pulse laser beamline to the existing Petawatt laser to increase flexibility, enable a new range of experiments and provide an advanced probe for Petawatt laser-plasma interactions. As part of the new beamline both an optical compressor chamber and a final focusing chamber are required for transport and conditioning of the beam. This tender covers the manufacture, testing and supply of the final focusing vacuum chamber to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site at Harwell, Oxfordshire, no less than 12 months after the placement of the contract.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

UK Research and Innovation

Polaris House, North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FL

UK

Contact person: Susie Lewinska

E-mail: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk

NUTS: UKK14

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.ukri.org/

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: Research

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

UKRI STFC Vulcan Beamline Vacuum Chamber

Reference number: UK SBS PR19003

II.1.2) Main CPV code

42122450

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

The project is to introduce a new ultra-short pulse laser beamline to the existing Petawatt laser to increase flexibility, enable a new range of experiments and provide an advanced probe for Petawatt laser-plasma interactions. As part of the new beamline both an optical compressor chamber and a final focusing chamber are required for transport and conditioning of the beam. This tender covers the manufacture, testing and supply of the final focusing vacuum chamber to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site at Harwell, Oxfordshire, no less than 12 months after the placement of the contract.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ14

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The project is to introduce a new ultra-short pulse laser beamline to the existing Petawatt laser to increase flexibility, enable a new range of experiments and provide an advanced probe for Petawatt laser-plasma interactions. As part of the new beamline both an optical compressor chamber and a final focusing chamber are required for transport and conditioning of the beam. This tender covers the manufacture, testing and supply of the final focusing vacuum chamber to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site at Harwell, Oxfordshire, no less than 12 months after the placement of the contract.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Approach and Methodology / Weighting: 20

Quality criterion: Project Plan and Timescales / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Risk Management / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 60

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 24/05/2019

Local time: 14:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/05/2019

Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

1) The Contracting Authority(CA) will continue to utilise the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for this procurement if the United Kingdom (UK) is able to gain access to the OJEU.

If, however during this procurement process the UK exits the EU and this does not allow for any transitional arrangements of access aligned to the timings of the procurement, the Contracting Authority will as directed by the UK Governments Cabinet Office (via Crown Commercial Services) utilise the UK Governments own procurement portal to discharge the balance of its statutory obligations associated with this procurement;

2) This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite;

3) If Bidders have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris

by following the link “Supplier e-Sourcing Registration”. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

4) Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk Your e-mail must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; your organisation's full name as a registered supplier; the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the e-mail and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.

5) The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done;

6) As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris e-mail messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity;

7) For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): freephone: 0345 010 3503 and email:eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

8) Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at

http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

9) Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Polaris House, North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FF

UK

E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Polaris House, North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FF

UK

E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

10/04/2019

Current Notes