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The Authority has a requirement for the supply of two Long Wave Infrared Camera Systems.

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ben Grainger
Telephone: +44 1235465315
NUTS code: UKJ14

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: fusion research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Supply of Long Wave Infrared Camera Systems.

Reference number: T/BPG038/17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority has a requirement for the supply of two Long Wave Infrared Camera Systems.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The UK Atomic Energy Authority is a non

departmental government body carrying out research into the potential of nuclear fusion as a future source of energy.

The Authority operates MAST, which forms part of the UK and European Fusion Programme with the aim of magnetically confining and studying the behaviour of a plasma in conditions and dimensions approaching those required in a fusion reactor.

MAST Upgrade is a programme designed to update the machine and push the limits of operations even closer.

As part of the upgrade of the MAST facilities the Authority has a requirement for two Long Wave Infrared Camera Systems.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 4
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The duration stated in II.2.7 is an estimate only.

All documents must be in English or with an English translation.

Prices may be stated in tenderers local currency and contract(s) will be let in the tendered currency.

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/09/2017
Local time: 12:00

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon. England.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Authorised individuals within the United Kingdom

Atomic Energy Authority and any persons nominated to act on the Authority's behalf.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Sceince Centre
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: