Services - 495906-2021

01/10/2021    S191

France-Gif-sur-yvette: Research and experimental development services

2021/S 191-495906

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
National registration number: 439 684 903
Postal address: L'ORME DES MERISIERS
Town: Gif-sur-yvette
NUTS code: FR104 Essonne
Postal code: 91190
Country: France
Telephone: +33 169359509
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Consorcio para la Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación del Laboratorio de Luz Sincrotrón
National registration number: Q0801209H
Postal address: C/ Llum, 2-26
Town: Cerdanyola del Vallés
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08290
Country: Spain
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
National registration number: DE118714904
Postal address: Notkestraße 85
Town: Hamburg
NUTS code: DE600 Hamburg
Postal code: 22607
Country: Germany
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Diamond Light Source Ltd
Postal address: Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Town: Didcot
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: OX11 0DE
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European synchrotron radiation facility
Postal address: 71 rue des Martyrs - BP 220
Town: Grenoble
NUTS code: FRK24 Isère
Postal code: 38043
Country: France
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European X-Ray Free-ElectronLaser Facility GmbH
Postal address: Holzkoppel 4
Town: Schenefeld
NUTS code: DEF09 Pinneberg
Postal code: 22869
Country: Germany
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)
Postal address: Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
Town: Berlin
NUTS code: DE300 Berlin
Postal code: 14109
Country: Germany
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Paul Scherrer Institut
Postal address: Forschungsstrasse
Town: Villigen
NUTS code: CH0 Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Postal code: 5232
Country: Switzerland
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Lunds universitet
National registration number: 202100-3211
Postal address: Box 117
Town: Lund
NUTS code: SE224 Skåne län
Postal code: 221 00
Country: Sweden
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

The applicable national procurement law is French law and specific requirements for PCP/PPI supported by Horizon 2020 grants. This PCP is carried out by Synchrotron SOLEIL appointed as lead procurer.

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

SUPERFLAT PCP Process development for manufacture of flat X-ray mirrors

Reference number: LEAPS SUPERFLAT 2021
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This PIN provides early information about the expected starting date for a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and about the open market consultation that is organised in preparation of this procurement.

The procurement aims to trigger new solutions to be developed and tested to address the following challenge: manufacturing 500 mm long flat silicon X-ray prototype mirrors with < 50 nanoradian rms slope and < 1 nm p.v. figure errors.

This PCP procurement is a joint procurement by different procurers across Europe.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FR104 Essonne
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement will take the form of a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) that is expected to start on 13 January 2022 and end in March 2025 at the latest. The PCP will award R&D services contracts to a number of R&D providers in parallel to compare competing alternative solutions. This will be done in a phased approach with a framework agreement that covers 3 R&D phases (solution design, prototyping, pilot deployments made available to end users from the research communities supported by the buyers group) with intermediate evaluations after each phase that will progressively select the best competing solutions that will be offered a specific contract for the next phase. Testing of the prototypes is expected to take place at one of the buyer's premises by experts and end-users and in this way the PCP will provide a first customer test reference to participating R&D providers.

This PCP will develop flat X-ray mirrors with optical apertures in excess of 500 mm long and 30 mm wide; slope and figure errors below 50 nanoradians and 1 nm respectively; with sub 0.1 nm roughness. The objective is to improve the quality of X-ray mirrors in response to the evolving needs of accelerator-based X-ray light sources. The initiative is driven in particular by the construction and upgrade of many European user facilities to provide ultra-low emittance X-ray beams for scientists and engineers working in applications addressing many of the global challenges targeted by the Horizon Europe program of the European Commission. To harness their full potential, these facilities require reflective optics of unprecedented quality. The technical challenges include the implementation of reliable and repeatable surface processing tools coupled with accurate metrology. The final result of the PCP will be at least two prototype mirrors produced by a demonstrably controlled manufacturing process. Apart from the direct benefits to the European light sources, the results of this PCP will also act to enhance European industrial competitiveness in this domain.

II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement receives funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under the grant agreement No No101004728 – LEAPS-INNOV. The EU has awarded a grant for this procurement but is not participating as a contracting authority in the procurement.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is published to announce an open market consultation on a future procurement procedure. The PIN is not a commitment to procure.

All interested operators are invited to take part in an online open market consultation that will take place on 19 November 2021 and are requested to register online by 16 November 2021 at the latest by registering via the following website: Information about the PCP and Q&A provided during and as a result of the open market consultation will be available via the same website.

This PIN and the open market consultation are not part of any pre-qualification or selection process. Responding to this PIN and attending the open market consultation is not a prerequisite for participation in any subsequent procurement.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: