Laser Diode System

Laser Diode System

This tender document provides detailed technical specifications for a laser diode system that will be used to pump an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier providing pulses with an energy of up to 100 J.

UK-Swindon: laser diodes

2012/S 112-185622

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

RCUK SSC LTD
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Andrew Fernandez
For the attention of: Andrew Fernandez
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: [email protected]

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

RE120004.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKJ14

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

DIPOLE is a project at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) with the long term aim of establishing a facility at RAL based on a kilojoule-class diode pumped nanosecond laser system.
This tender document provides detailed technical specifications for a laser diode system that will be used to pump an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier providing pulses with an energy of up to 100 J. The specifications are guided by assessment of available technology. If the required performance can be met or exceeded using alternative designs, technologies or materials, then these will not be excluded from consideration as long as sufficient information is supplied to justify the proposed solution. If any of the technical specifications cannot be met then this should be made clear in the tender return.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31712348, 38636100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

in days: 90 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to tender documentation – supplied on request.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 31.7.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.7.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 31.7.2012 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.6.2012