Magnets Tender United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Magnets Tender United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Airside Coils.

UK-Abingdon: magnets

2012/S 74-122218

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
Contact point(s): Contracts Officer
For the attention of: Ben Grainger
OX14 3DB Abingdon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235466568
E-mail: ben.grainger@ccfe.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1235466648

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-atomic-energy.org.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: Fusion 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:

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
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)

The Authority is carrying out an upgrade of the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) fusion research facility.
The upgrade is to include a new long solenoid coil (designated P1), a new tight-radius solenoid coil (designated Pc) and a pair of shaping coils (Px). Together these are referred to as the Airside Coils.
The long solenoid is a resistive coil made of half-hard, oxygen free, high conductivity copper. The conductor is a hollow rectangular section of 12mm x 18mm, with the internal channel measuring at 5mm x 8mm. The coil is approximately 3.08m long and consists of 4 layers, each wound as a two start helix (two-in-hand) for a total of 324 turns. The centre radius of the coil is approximately 195mm.
The Pc and Px coils are resistive coils made of annealed, oxygen free, high conductivity copper. Basic dimensions of the Pc coils are 142 turns, 2 layers, each wound as a two start helix (two-in-hand), 67mm centre radius 10mm x 10mm conductor section and 4mm diameter cooling channel. Basic dimensions of the Px coils are 44 turns, 2 layers, 240.5mm centre radius 11mm x 8mm conductor section and 3mm x 3.5mm cooling channel.
The turns are individually wrapped with glass tape and then impregnated under vacuum with resin which bonds the turns together and provides electrical insulation. Regions devoid of copper are packed with machined solid insulating filler pieces. It is proposed to use cyanate ester resin (CTD 403 mix) with a high temperature primer (CTD 450).
The objective of this contract is the manufacture of the coils. Copper conductor will be free issued to the supplier.
The scope of work for the production of the airside coils (but is not limited to):
Procurement of bulk material with traceable certification.
The production of the manufacturing drawings.
Manufacture of all jigs and fixtures.
Winding the coil and preparing for vacuum impregnation.
Vacuum impregnation.
Dimensional inspection of all components.
Qualification of processes such as cleaning, vacuum impregnation and brazing of conductors (if needed).
Packaging & Delivery.
The works are to be carried out in an acceptably safe and environmentally responsible manner and all personnel are to be suitably qualified and experienced for the nature of the contract.
Invitation to tender documents can be accessed for download by following this link: http://www.uk-atomic-energy.org.uk/TenderDocs.aspx?DocName=airsidecoils.zip.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31630000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Tenderers are required to unclude for the provision of a minimum of two Px Coils and a further ‘technology demonstrator’ Px coil. Tenderers may provide a technical case to support not needing to provide the third Px Coil.
The Authotrity will decide wheter or not to accept this technical case and whether or not to include the third Px coil within the scope of supply.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Tenderers are required to unclude for the provision of a minimum of two Px Coils and a further ‘technology demonstrator’ Px coil. Tenderers may provide a technical case to support not needing to provide the third Px Coil.
The Authotrity will decide wheter or not to accept this technical case and whether or not to include the third Px coil within the scope of supply.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 16 (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:

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Appropriate track record of contracts for the manufacture of components of equivalent size, complexity and accuracy including appropriate evidence of coil maunufacture, measuring magnetic permeability, fabrication and pressure testing in accordance with PD5500, precision machining and clean handling.
Details are within the Invitation to Tender documents.
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:

T/BPG032/11
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 8-011707 of 13.1.2011

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 8-011710 of 13.1.2011

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: 16.5.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.5.2012
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: 24.5.2012
Place:

Culham Science Centre.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised individuals within the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and any persons nominated to act on the Authority’s behalf.

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

Opening Tenders.
The date for the opening of tenders given in section IV.3.8 is a best estimate.
Documents.
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Payment.
All prices must be stated in tenderers local currency.
Cost of tendering.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right not to award a contract. The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.
English law.
The contract shall be considered as a contract made in England and shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the provisions of English Law.
Annulment.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract.
Sub-contracting.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority work within strict safety guidelines and tenderers will be required to specify and justify any proposals to subcontract.
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:13.4.2012