Explosives Detection for DSTL

Explosives Detection for DSTL

Magnetic Resonance Methods for Non Invasive Sensing of Bulk Explosives.

Reference number: RFQ: DSTLX – 1000076527

Deadline date:17/10/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: South East SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND),

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory DSTL

Original source URL www.dstl.gov.uk


Description of the contract

Dstl is looking to generate knowledge in and understanding of the current state-of-the-art and future direction of magnetic resonance research (as defined above) aimed at providing a hand-held sensing capability for the dismounted military searcher in 2020, or sooner, if the technologies align with the requirements. The aspiration in this 2020 timeframe is to produce a hand-held explosive detection sensor that detects a range of commercial, military and homemade explosives non-invasively and timely (operationally defined) Dstl will be looking for bidders to cover the below areas: Essential components 1) Summarise the current research status in areas you think are relevant to developing a field-deployable, hand-held explosive detection system. 2) Summarise the future directions of magnetic resonance research that may be relevant to a field-deployable, hand-held explosive detection system. 3) Give details of the technological challenges to realising a field-deployable, hand-held explosive detection system. For example, those related to detection of a plurality of materials, receiver sensitivity and power requirements, and the difficulty in detecting certain types of explosive. 4) Define the activities (current and anticipated) in academia and industry (worldwide) that may direct efforts at overcoming the technical challenges identified in (3). Inherent in this will be identification of those areas that are not being addressed by wider research effort and that therefore might require funding from the defence community in the future. Desirable components 5) Define how your team could overcome one or more of the technical challenges identified in (3) by working up a brief work plan for discussion within the final report and close-down meeting.



Classification of the contract

73100000 Research and experimental development services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 8

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 22/10/2012 – 29/03/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Mr Jamie Coyle

Organisation name Defence Science & Technology Laboratory DSTL

Address Bldg A1, Rm 29, Fort Halstead, Sevenoaks, Kent

Telephone 44(0)1959892041

Extension number:

Fax 44 (0) 1959 892669

Web address