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United Kingdom-Abingdon: Sawing equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Design, Manufacture, Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of The European Spallation Source Bandsaw Station, Drive and Low Level Control Systems.
The ESS is one of the world's largest scientific and technology infrastructure projects being constructed today, currently under construction to the north east of Lund (Sweden). It will include a waste processing plant known as the Active Cells.
The Active Cells will size reduce (predominantly by cutting), store and enable subsequent shipping of radioactive material that will be produced as a bi-product of ESS operations. Human access to the Active Cells will be highly restricted; a substantial amount of operations and maintenance must be undertaken remotely using robotic handling and size reduction items.
The Contractor shall design manufacture deliver install and commission (including all required testing, verification and documentation) the following:
— Active Cells Bandsaw Station,
— Active Cells Bandsaw Station Drives and Low-Level Control Systems,
— Active Cells Bandsaw Station Specialist Maintenance Tooling and lifting adaptors.
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Prices may be stated in tenderer's local currency and the contract(s) will be let in the tendered currency GBP.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve 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
Refer to the Invitation to Tender T/NA026/17.
Refer to the Invitation to Tender T/NA028/17.
Section IV: Procedure
UKAEA Culham Science Centre.
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek
further debriefing from the Authority before a contract is entered into.
Applicants have 2 working days from
the notification of the award decision to request
additional debriefing and that information has to be
provided within a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period.
Such additional information should be sought from the contact named in this notice.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Any such action must be brought promptly
(generally within 3 months).