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A new national National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) for the environmental testing of complete satellites is being procured by the Contracting Authority via multiple procurements. The full scope of supply may be procured either via running defined ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Science and Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford
Didcot
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jonathan Smith
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ14

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.stfc.ac.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House
Swindon
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jonathan Smith
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK14

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.uksbs.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: scientific research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

National Space Test Facility.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
38000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

A new national National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) for the environmental testing of complete satellites is being procured by the Contracting Authority via multiple procurements. The full scope of supply may be procured either via running defined lots within a single procurement, or by running multiple procurements.

A Supplier Industry/Information Day, providing further information about the project, and to give industry a chance to ask questions, is to be held on Monday 11th September 2017. See below for further information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:

The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) is a new national facility for the environmental testing of complete satellites (up to 7 tonnes mass). It is being funded by the UK Government in response to a study commissioned by UKSA into the status of existing space test facilities in the UK.

The NSTF will consist of the following test facilities;

- Centre of Gravity and Moments of Inertia.

- 3 axis vibration.

- Acoustic.

- Large thermal vacuum chamber (~ 8m diameter x 8 metre long chamber), including pumping system and thermal control panels.

- Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber (EMC Chamber).

- Antenna Test Range.

Each of the above facilities will be procured as turn-key solutions from industry. Bidders may tender for one, or more, of the above facilities. The building for the NSTF is outside the scope of these tenders.

The NSTF will be located at the Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, and as installation and commissioning is within scope, bidders should expect to have a significant presence on site throughout the contract period. Commissioning of all facilities needs to be completed by March 2020.

A Supplier's Industry Day about the NSTF project is to be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on Monday 11.9.2017.

Suppliers who wish to attend the Industry Day must register via the following:

https://nstf_industry_day.eventbrite.co.uk

II.2.14)Additional information

Further information about the projects and the procurements will be provided at the Supplier Industry Day. The opportunity to ask questions will be given at the same event.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
23/10/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/08/2017