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Services - 255722-2022

13/05/2022    S93

Spain-Barcelona: Research and experimental development services

2022/S 093-255722

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Institut Químic de Sarrià CETS Fundació Privada
National registration number: ESG58022849
Postal address: Via Augusta, 390
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08017
Country: Spain
Contact person: Sonia Amoros Ramos
Telephone: +34 932672000
Fax: +34 932056266
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: IQS Tech Transfer
National registration number: ESG58022849
Postal address: Via Augusta, 390
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08017
Country: Spain
Contact person: Dr. Jordi Abella
Telephone: +34 932672000
Fax: +34 932056266
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Non-profit private foundation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: University and Research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Industrial subcontracting for production and characterization of Pb-16Li alloy (production trial) in TMB Número de referencia: EUROFusion-IQS

Reference number: EUROFusion-IQS
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Commission Project 101052200 — EUROfusion — EURATOM-2021-ADHOC-IBA aims to acquire the knowledge and expertise needed to start building a demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO). The development of the Eurofusion Project is articulated in different phases and has assigned tasks on a transnational basis, so within each state there is an entity that brings together the assigned task package. CIEMAT is the entity that has the status of beneficiary for Eurofusion in Spain. Institut Químic de Sarrià CETS Fundació Privada (IQS) has the status of entity affiliated to CIEMAT within the framework of the Eurofusion project.

The goal of the WP 10 Breeding Blankets is the development of the Breeding Blanket (BB) system for DEMO, including the Breeding Blanket sectors (BBS) and the associated tritium extraction/removal system.

The purpose of this contracting procedure is to select the external industrial actor to provide services to IQS through the development of the five WPs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES España
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of WP 10 of this project is the development of the Breeding Blanket (BB) System for DEMO, including the Breeding Blanket sectors (BBS) and the associated Tritium Extraction/Removal system. The specific steps to reach this objective during the Conceptual Design phase are:

• Concept selection studies for Driver and DEMO Test Blanket Selection (2021-2024). The Helium-Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) and Water-Cooled Lithium Lead (WCLL) concepts will be further investigated, critical R&D completed and integration aspects clarified in relation to the possible DEMO plant architecture. This will provide a sound basis for the selection of a driver and advanced breeding blanket at G2.

• Validation of the BB system for the CD of DEMO (2025-27).

• Supporting R&D programme to validate the proposed design performance and increase the technical maturity level. This applies to critical technologies such as T-permeation/corrosion barriers, tritium extraction methods, fabrication and qualification of breeder and multiplier materials, and development and validation of alternative lower cost routes of fabrication for structural elements of the BB.

• Support the ITER TBM (Test Blanket Module) programme in preparation of the preliminary (2022) and final (2025) design reviews, as well as the procurement phase for the first TBM (2026-2027). WPBB will carry out the R&D programme jointly for DEMO and TBM in key topics of the ITER TBS (Test Blanket System) development both for the WCLL and HCPB TBM. It will support the breeders and neutron multipliers procurement of the first TBM set.

PbLi is not a standard alloy to be procured on the market, in particular if specific composition constrains are envisaged. Approaching the TBM manufacturing phase it is necessary to identify a reference production technique and one or more manufacturer available, to provide on time the necessary quantities of PbLi alloy with the required content of the 6Li isotope.

The main target of task “Activities related to the procurement of PbLi for the first TBM” (BB.TBM.T.02.01.T001) is to define a roadmap to secure the delivery of PbLi for the WCLL-TBS and then for DEMO. A production line for the WCLL-TBS phase should be prepared, with the possibility to update it to follow DEMO needs.

The activity will be developed as follow:

• A preliminary step is the definition of quality control for PbLi production: it is necessary to establish a quality procedure for the PbLi production, including parameters to be checked and reference techniques (each batch should be tested to ensure the quality/standardisation of the production).

• The “nuclear grade” specification should be addressed and defined, considering in particular the Li6 content and the relevant impurities to be specifically controlled to reduce activation issues. A reference production technique, at laboratory scale, will be identified.

• Li6 enrichment aspects shall be addressed, in particular, (i) a suitable chemical compound(s) to be used in the PbLi alloy production, and (ii) its regulatory (dual-use) and legal aspects. The goal should be to make sure that the issue of Li6 enrichment will not be a showstopper for the PbLi procurement and delivery for ITER-TBM and later on for DEMO.

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
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/06/2022
End: 31/12/2022
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: yes
Identification of the project:

European Commission Project 101052200 — EUROfusion — EURATOM-2021-ADHOC-IBA

II.2.14)Additional information

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Natural or legal persons from Spain, EU members or foreign, who meet the following conditions are empowered to participate in this tender and, where appropriate, sign the corresponding contract:

- Have legal personality and full capacity to act, in accordance with the internal rules of each state.

- Prove that the services subject to this contract are within the purposes, object or scope of activity of the bidding companies or entities, as provided for in its statutes or founding rules.

- Prove the required solvency, in the terms established in clause 10.3 of these bases.

The circumstances relating to capacity and solvency must concur on the final date of submission of offers and must continue at the time of perfection of the contract and throughout the duration of the contract.

Capacity to act.

The capacity to act of the companies or entities that attend the tender will be accredited by providing the deed of the constitution of the company or legal entity, and by accrediting the registration in the Registry corresponding to the legal entity in question. It will also be necessary to provide the company's NIF (Personal Tax ID) or VAT number.

Within the corporate purpose of the company or entity bidding for the tender, it must be included its capacity to carry out research activities.

Joint participation of companies and/or entities

In this tender, groups of companies and/or entities that formally agree to joint participation may participate.

In case of joint participation, bidders must indicate in their proposal this circumstance, and must provide a formal commitment document between companies/entities in which they indicate what the distribution of tasks between the entities will be in case of being awarded their candidacy.

In this commitment, the company or entity responsible for IQS must also be identified.

For the purposes of liability against IQS, there will only be one company or entity responsible, which will be with whom IQS will formalize the contract, and who will be enabled to invoice. Therefore, although the proposal contemplates a grouping of companies, in front of IQS only one of the companies will be responsible for all the works.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 23/05/2022
Local time: 23:59
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2022
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/05/2022
Local time: 10:00

Institut Químic de Sarria CETS Fundació Privada Via Augusta, 390

08017 Barcelona


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Courts and Tribunals of the city of Barcelona
Town: Barcelona
Country: Spain
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: