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21/01/2022    S15

Belgium-Geel: Quartz Ampoules for the Certification of Uranium and Plutonium Reference Materials

2022/S 015-031133

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), JRC.G - Nuclear Safety and Security (Karlsruhe), JRC.G.2 - Standards for Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
Postal address: Retieseweg 111
Town: Geel
NUTS code: BE213 Arr. Turnhout
Postal code: 2440
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Quartz Ampoules for the Certification of Uranium and Plutonium Reference Materials

Reference number: JRC/GEE/2022/OP/0054-PIN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Isotopic reference materials for uranium and plutonium are on high demand within the nuclear safeguards community, e.g. JRC-G.II.8, DG Energy, the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). In particular, a new 233U spike is needed to replace the exhausted IRMM-040a spike, and a mixed spike with 233U and 242Pu is needed to replace the exhausted IRMM-046c spike for the characterisation of Large Dried Spike (LSD) reference materials. For long-time storage of these new reference materials, 475 quartz ampoules are needed. Since flame-sealing is not permitted in the JRC-G.2 nuclear laboratories any more, screw-cap quartz ampoules are the best option. Screw-cap ampoules have been ordered by JRC-G.2 in the past and used successfully (see publication JRC112307) in recent years. To satisfy the current and future needs, 475 quartz ampoules need to be purchased.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 138 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE213 Arr. Turnhout
Main site or place of performance:

Retieseweg 111, 2440 Geel, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Quartz ampoules for the certification of uranium and plutonium reference materials.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice announces the intention of the contracting authority to publish a future call for tenders. No other information or documents are available at this stage. Interested economic operators are invited to subscribe at the address in Section I.3) in order to get notified when the contract notice and all the procurement documents, including the tender specifications, are published.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: