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United Kingdom-Swindon: Engineering design services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
UK SBS PR18100 Engineering Design and Drawing Services for UKRI
UKRI STFC engineers and designers provide mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to all internal divisions. This involves working with scientists and other engineers to create new facilities from concept through to commissioning and operation. UKRI STFC currently uses a variety of CAD packages and the task of detailing designs is given to suppliers as and when the need arises.
The aim of the procurement will be to set up a framework of suppliers that can deliver a range of design and drawing capabilities to UKRI STFC. The contract and requirements placed though it will be for engineering design and drawing requirements (undertaken off-site) for delivery of discreet packages of work to UKRI STFC.
A component part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) which is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. It operates world-class large-scale research facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Oxfordshire; the Daresbury Laboratory (DL), Cheshire; and the UK ATC, Edinburgh; provides strategic advice to the government on their development and manages international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community. The internal departments consist of:
— ISIS, the world's most powerful pulsed neutron and muon source — used to study the atomic structure of materials,
— Space Science and Technology (SSTD) is Europe’s largest Space Science department and provides world-leading research and technology development, space test facilities, instrument and mission design. With significant involvement in over 150 space missions in recent years, SSTD is at the forefront of UK Space Research,
— SRS-Daresbury (SRS) is a major STFC Facility based in Warrington, Cheshire. It is host to the Synchrotron Radiation Source plus other resources and services of strategic importance,
— technology department provides the expertise to support varied research projects by developing, building and operating technically complex equipment from microelectronics through to large-scale international structures. Our scientific collaborators are similarly diverse,
— laser department provides laser facilities to UK and European researchers to carry out a broad range of experiments into physics, biology and chemistry.
Suppliers are required by UKRI STFC to provide engineering design and drawing services (ED and D) to RAL, DL and other associated sites. The work will be required to be carried out off site and then delivered to UKRI STFC.
UKRI STFC is interested in engaging with industry to explain its requirements and offer the opportunity to provide suggestions or feedback, prior to publication of a Contract Notice for its requirements in the future, by means of an industry engagement day at 9:00 GMT on 13.5.2019 at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK.
Economic operators that are interested in participating in such should contact UKSBS by email to email@example.com to confirm their interest in attending before 13:00 GMT on 10.5.2019. Attendance will only be permitted with prior registration and places limited to 1 person per supplier. Full details will be released to registered participants upon registration.
The aims of the procurement exercise are to set up a framework of suppliers that can deliver a range of design and drawing capabilities to UKRI STFC. UKRI STFC engineers and designers provide mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to all internal divisions. This involves working with scientists and other engineers to create new facilities from concept through to commissioning and operation. UKRI STFC currently uses a variety of CAD packages and the task of detailing designs is given to suppliers as and when the need arises. The work may consist of the following stages:
— discussions and pull all the material and known items together,
— model the surrounding area and known items,
— investigate the options,
— demonstrate the favoured proposal via 3D views/presentations,
— detail design,
— produce drawings for manufacture,
— produce project documentation and analysis.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information