Tender for Supply of Supply of Cryogenic Probe Station

Tender for Supply of Supply of Cryogenic Probe Station

The system should be cryogen free and equipped with two DC and two RF probes (at least 18 GHz).

United Kingdom-Teddington: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2020/S 239-592205

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: National Physical Laboratory
Postal address: Hampton Road
Town: Teddington
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: TW11 0LW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: nina.heath@npl.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.npl.co.uk/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://lupc.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://lupc.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: National Measurement Laboratory

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Supply of Cryogenic Probe Station

 

Reference number: 125226

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The department of quantum technology at NPL is extending its capability in the emerging area of superconducting quantum computing. As part of this NPL is seeking to enhance its capability to probe large-scale superconducting circuits.

The National Physical Laboratory [NPL] requirement is for cryogenic probe station to be used for wafer-scale characterization of microfabricated superconducting circuits.

The system should be cryogen free (‘dry’) and equipped with two DC and two RF probes (at least 18 GHz) and be able to cool samples to temperatures <5K. The system should accommodate 2” wafer. The system should preferably also be able to do automated DC testing of many devices (with identical contact pad geometries) on a wafer in a pre-programmed sequence. Whereas the system will primarily be used to probe cryogenic temperatures it is also important that it can be used for both DC and RF probing at room temperature.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 225 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) requirement is for cryogenic probe station to be used for wafer-scale characterization of microfabricated superconducting circuits.

The system should be cryogen free (‘dry’) and equipped with two DC and two RF probes (at least 18 GHz) and be able to cool samples to temperatures <5K. The system should accommodate 2” wafer. The system should preferably also be able to do automated DC testing of many devices (with identical contact pad geometries) on a wafer in a pre-programmed sequence. Whereas the system will primarily be used to probe cryogenic temperatures it is also important that it can be used for both DC and RF probing at room temperature.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 02/02/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/01/2021
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/01/2021
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: NPL Management Ltd
Town: Teddington
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/12/2020