United Kingdom-Swindon: Scientific installations
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.ukri.org/
Section II: Object
UK SBS PR19059 LoKI Collimator Vessel
LoKI is a SANS instrument that will enable scientists to answer the challenging materials science questions of tomorrow in fields from health and aging, to sustainability and energy security. One of the first instrument concepts to be proposed and moved into construction, LoKI will be part of the early science programme at ESS.
This is a requirement for the design and manufacture of a rectangular vacuum vessel for use on the Loki ESS beamline to be delivered to UKRI — STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot, UK.
UKRI — STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK.
This requirement is for the design, manufacture and testing of a vacuum vessel for the collimation system designed for LOKI. LOKI is a SANS instrument that will enable scientists to answer the challenging materials science questions of tomorrow in fields from health and aging, to sustainability and energy security. One of the first instrument concepts to be proposed and moved into construction, LOKI will be part of the early science programme at The European Spallation Source (ESS). STFC are supplying the LOKI beamline to the ESS as a UK in kind contribution. LOKI will be designed and prebuilt by UKRI - STFC. Once completed, UKRI — STFC will ship it to the ESS site for installation. Once LOKI is installed it will be supported by ESS operation staff for the lifetime of the beamline.
Included within the scope of work is the design of the rectangular vacuum vessel, for use on the LOKI ESS beamline along with all sourcing, manufacturing and assembly activities associated. The requirement includes defining, implementing, and documenting the results of, the quality control and assurance plan, providing all required documentation, and delivery of the vacuum vessel assembly to the ISIS neutron facility in Didcot, Oxfordshire along with all packaging and handling activities associated with this delivery.
Please refer to the full specification and suite of tender documentation for details of the entire requirement.
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link ‘Supplier eSourcing Registration’. Please note that, to register, bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority (CA) will continue to utilise the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for this procurement if the United Kingdom (UK) is able to gain access to the OJEU.
If, however during this procurement process the UK exits the EU and this does not allow for any transitional arrangements of access aligned to the timings of the procurement, the Contracting Authority will as directed by the UK Governments Cabinet Office (via Crown Commercial Services) utilise the UK Governments own procurement portal to discharge the balance of its statutory obligations associated with this procurement.
This procurement is for a single requirement and it is not technically feasible to divide the requirement into lots.