Contract for Approved Dosimetry Service

Contract for Approved Dosimetry Service

An Approved Dosimetry Service is required for the radiological safety programme at RAL.

Contract summary


  • Radiation dosimeters – 38341200

Location of contract

OX11 0QX

Value of contract

£135k Р£192k

Published date

11 September 2019

Closing date

21 October 2019

Contract start date

01 January 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2022

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ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Oxford. ISIS is an intense pulsed neutron source providing beams of neutrons and muons to enable scientists to study the structure and properties of matter for the benefit of Science and Engineering in the UK and abroad. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.

UKRI-STFC support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.

RAL currently employs approximately 580 members of staff who require quarterly or monthly dosimeters, of whom 65 are classified as radiation workers. It also provides ‘ad-hoc’ dosimetry for up to 700 laboratory users per month, the majority of these being researchers using the ISIS Spallation Neutron Facility.

RAL also requires approximately up to 10 environmental perimeter dosimeters per 3 months and approximately 100 area dosimeters per month. In addition, environmental and experimental dosimetry services are required.

An Approved Dosimetry Service is required for the radiological safety programme at RAL.

Please refer to the attached Specification document for the full requirement.


About the buyer

Contact name

Alistair Staunton-Lambert


North Star House



Other information


Bidder Training

Bidder Training.pdf

Logging in to Emptoris for the first time

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time.pdf

Request for Proposal

PR19065 RFP Request for Proposal.pdf


PR19065 Specification.pdf


UKSBS PR19065 Contract v060919.pdf

Price Schedule

PR19065 AW5.2 Price Schedule Template final.pdf

RFP Questions

UKSBS PR19065 RFP Questions v060919.pdf

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The final date and time for the submission of bids is 21/10/2019 at 1100hrs GMT.

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How to apply

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