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23/11/2018    S226

Switzerland-Geneva: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2018/S 226-518541

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Postal address: Esplanade des Particules 1
Town: Genève
Postal code: 1211
Country: Switzerland
Contact person: CERN
For the attention of: Christophe Veys

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
Postal address: Centre d'Etudes Nucléaire de Saclay
Town: Saclay
Postal code: 91400
Country: France

Official name: Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)
Postal address: Avenida Complutense, 40
Town: Madrid
Postal code: 28040
Country: Spain

Official name: Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych (NCBJ)
Postal address: ul. Andrzeja Sołtana 7
Town: Otwock, Świerk
Postal code: 05-400
Country: Poland

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Quadrupole Corrector First-of-a-kind for HL-LHC (QUACO Pre-commercial Procurement): Phase 3 Development of a First-of-a-kind Magnet and Testing
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: R&D-services will be executed at the tenderers premises and delivered to the CERN site.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The 2 contractors are awarded Research and Development (R&D) service contracts with the aim to develop each a First-of-a-kind magnet including production testing and its associated tooling based on the results from Phase 1 and the developed Engineering Detailed Design in Phase 2. This award notice refers to the award of contracts in Phase 3 of the PCP.
To extend its discovery potential, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will need a major upgrade in the 2020s to increase its luminosity. The integrated luminosity goal is a ten-fold increase of the nominal design value. As a highly complex and optimized machine, such an upgrade must be carefully studied. The necessary developments will require many years of prototyping, testing and implementing.
The new configuration of the machine, HL LHC, among other things, will be based on a new generation of magnets in the 2 high-luminosity interaction regions, aiming to provide a stronger beam focusing. All of these magnets constitute a significant technical challenge at the edge and beyond the actual state-of-the-art technology. The technical challenges range from materials (i.e. NbTi and Nb3Sn superconductor cables with unprecedented current carrying density), process (i.e. 3D printing to precision manufacture magnet subcomponents), design techniques (i.e. extensive use of prototype and testing to retro-fit the design production).
This Pre-Commercial procurement focuses on the realization of R&D services to develop MQYY superconducting quadrupole magnets that will be used in the Q4 Cryoassembly on the HL-LHC project. The MQYY will be part of the Insertion Region (IR) magnets delivering the beams to the CMS and ATLAS experiments.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services, 73300000 Design and execution of research and development, 31630000 Magnets

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Merit of the technical plan, the technical solution and top level manufacturing plan. Weighting 170
2. Merit of the technical capacity of the team that will execute the contract. Weighting 60
3. Merit of the time shedule. Weighting 70
4. Commercialisation approach. Weighting 50
5. Price. Weighting 250
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IT-4191/TE/HL-LHC-Phase 3
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 012-017759 of 19.1.2016

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 107-192143 of 4.6.2016

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 213-389290 of 4.11.2016

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 139-265060 of 8.7.2017

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: F-698-Phase 3
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Elytt Energy
Town: Madrid
Postal code: 28020
Country: Spain

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Not known
Contract No: F-696-Phase 3
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Sigmaphi
Town: Vannes
Country: France

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 689359.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: The Arbitration Tribunal of Geneva
Country: Switzerland

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: