Supplies - 259093-2022

16/05/2022    S94

Luxembourg-Esch-sur-Alzette: Computer equipment and supplies

2022/S 094-259093

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Université du Luxembourg
Postal address: 2 avenue de l'Université
Town: Esch sur Alzette
NUTS code: LU00 Luxembourg
Postal code: 4365
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: admin.tender@uni.lu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://wwwen.uni.lu
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Education & Research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

PNE 220030 - LUQCIA quantum project

Reference number: 2200974
II.1.2)Main CPV code
30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the purchase is to implement a live QKD network to validate various QKD topologies Ring, Star, Chain and learn about QKD implementation and performance. We also want to be able to demonstrate the impact of eavesdropping a quantum communication channel. We will provide hands on experience to SnT students who could use the QKD systems. This purchase is required for the implementation of activities planned under LUQCIA project funded by SMC. The purchase will be fully covered by the project. The Equipment is a set of transmitters and receivers for the implementation of QKD. The purchase includes the necessary equipment for the implementation of three (3) QKD links. For each link, a transmitter and a receiver are required. The offer of IDQeach Cerberis XGR-P2P-1551-18 item is a transmitter and a receiver set. The item Cerberis XGR-P2P-1310 is a very similar set with slightly different performance and operation frequencies.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 468 855.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU Luxembourg
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of the purchase is to implement a live QKD network to validate various QKD topologies Ring, Star, Chain and learn about QKD implementation and performance. We also want to be able to demonstrate the impact of eavesdropping a quantum communication channel. We will provide hands on experience to SnT students who could use the QKD systems. This purchase is required for the implementation of activities planned under LUQCIA project funded by SMC. The purchase will be fully covered by the project. The Equipment is a set of transmitters and receivers for the implementation of QKD. The purchase includes the necessary equipment for the implementation of three (3) QKD links. For each link, a transmitter and a receiver are required. The offer of IDQeach Cerberis XGR-P2P-1551-18 item is a transmitter and a receiver set. The item Cerberis XGR-P2P-1310 is a very similar set with slightly different performance and operation frequencies.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

The Tender Commission took note of the technical reasons addressed to defend the case file transmitted to its attention, based on which it seems possible to launch a negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in application of Article 64 (2) b) ii of the amended Law dated 8 April 2018 on Public Tenders. In fact, there’s only one company able to provide a complete solution which meets technical requirements defined as part of the University of Luxembourg SnT Project. The services proposed by this sole company would be a unique solution for the development and the ultra-secure and ultra-reliable communication testing related to LUQCIA project.

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PNE 220030
Title:

Acquisition of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) for LUQCIA project

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
04/05/2022
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ID Quantique SA
Postal address: 3bis Chemin de la Marbrerie
Town: Carouge
NUTS code: CH013 Genève
Postal code: 1227
Country: Switzerland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 468 855.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Juridictions administratives
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/05/2022