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United Kingdom-Abingdon: Engineering support services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority
Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/72814
Section II: Object
Double Beam Box System Integrator
Inspection, testing and installation support in respect of the MAST-U Enhancements Project Double Beam Box.
Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DB.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority owns and operates the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) which is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.
The UK fusion programme is centred on the innovative MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment which is also based at CCFE and employs around 150 people. The programme is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union under the EURATOM treaty.
MAST has led studies into the spherical Tokamak, a compact fusion concept pioneered at Culham. A major upgrade of the MAST machine is currently underway and this will enhance MAST's role in international research to:
• make the case for a fusion component test facility,
• add to the knowledge base for ITER,
• test reactor concepts.
For the MAST upgrade enhancements project there is a requirement for inspection, testing and installation support in respect of the Double Beam Box.
As detailed in the selection questionnaire.
The duration at II.2.7) above is an estimate only.
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Prices may be stated in tenderers local currency and the contract will be awarded in the tendered currency.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserves the right not to award a contract.
The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
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