Tender for Vulcan Beamline Compressor Chamber

Tender for Vulcan Beamline Compressor Chamber

The Central Laser Facility is looking to purchase a vacuum chamber for use on a new beamline installation on the Vulcan Petawatt Laser.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Vacuum pumps

2020/S 084-199967

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: UK Research and Innovation
Postal address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.ukri.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Vacuum-pumps./B85P6D3A82
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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: Scientific Research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

UK SBS PR19132 Vulcan Beamline Compressor Chamber

Reference number: UK SBS PR19132

II.1.2)Main CPV code

42122450

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a component Research Council of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, whose goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

At its Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) is looking to purchase a compressor vacuum chamber for use on a new beamline installation on the Vulcan Petawatt Laser.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

44615100
71320000
73300000
79930000
71350000
71333000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:

Oxfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is looking to purchase a vacuum chamber for use on a new beamline installation on the Vulcan Petawatt Laser. The project is to introduce a new ultra-short pulse laser beamline to the existing Petawatt laser to increase flexibility, enable a new range of experiments and provide an advanced probe for Petawatt laser-plasma interactions.

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is looking to purchase a vacuum chamber for use on a new beamline installation on the Vulcan Petawatt Laser. The project is to introduce a new ultra-short pulse laser beamline to the existing Petawatt laser to increase flexibility, enable a new range of experiments and provide an advanced probe for Petawatt laser-plasma interactions.

As part of the new beamline both an optical compressor chamber and a final focussing chamber are required for transport and conditioning of the beam. This tender covers the manufacture of the compressor vacuum chamber. The vacuum chamber will be used to house the main compressor optical chain.

About UK Shared Business Services

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Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the contracting authority.

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Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the access code: B85P6D3A82

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The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 08/06/2020
Local time: 11:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/06/2020
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Vacuum-pumps./B85P6D3A82

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

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Go reference: GO-2020427-PRO-16450154

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/04/2020