Supply Conductive Coating for Polymer Substrates

Supply Conductive Coating for Polymer Substrates

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000. There is a Dstl requirement to develop a thin, transparent, electrically conductive coating for simple application to defined non-planar polymer substrates.Reference number: RFQ86590

Deadline date:21/06/2013

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? Yes

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

Name of the buying organisation: DSTL,

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Description of the contract

There is a Dstl requirement to develop a thin, transparent, electrically conductive coating for simple application to defined non-planar polymer substrates. • Substrate Substrates will be an acrylic and an epoxy supplied by Dstl. The coating in each case must be compatible and be optimised for maximum adhesion. • Electrical conductivity The coating must be electrically conductive (5-10k?). • Operational temperature range The coating material shall operate and retain its essential properties over a temperature range of -55°C to +85°C. • Optical opacity The coating must have a high degree of optical transparency in the visible region of the EM spectrum (390nm – 700nm). • Application The method of application is not defined but it must allow for an even, continuous coat over the planar and non-planar feature surfaces (down to millimetre dimensions) in the application area. A spray or paint-on method would be highly desirable. The coating thickness shall be less than 75µm. The application process shall not exceed temperatures of 85oC. The application method should achieve a repeatable electrical conductivity value. There is no need for the consideration of scaling of procedures for industrial application. • Durability After application, the coating must be non-brittle and dry.



Classification of the contract

73100000 Research and experimental development services

73300000 Design and execution of research and development


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: 19/07/2013 – 29/11/2013


Who to contact

Contact name J Sullivan

Organisation name DSTL,

Address Bldg A1 RM29, Fort Halstead, Sevenoaks, TN14 7BP

Telephone 01959892426

Extension number:

Fax 01959 892669

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How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.