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Manufacture, Supply and Installation of a Laser Flash Apparatus

  Abingdon United Kingdom — United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Published December 6, 2016 — Deadline January 9, 2017 (10 months ago)
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Notice type
Contract notice
Buyer category
Utilities

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.

At the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy the Authority hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners. The JET facilities are collectively used by all European fusion laboratories under the EUROfusion consortium.

As part of a continuing research programme into the study of radio-active neutron irradiated samples, there is a requirement for a Laser Flash Apparatus for our new Materials Research Facility at Culham.

The works are to be carried out in an acceptably safe and environmentally responsible manner and all personnel are to be suitably qualified and experienced for the nature of the contract.


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United Kingdom-Abingdon: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2016/S 235-428917

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
For the attention of: Jim Ennis
OX14 3DB Abingdon
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235466257
E-mail: jim.ennis@ukaea.uk
Fax: +44 1235466859

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-atomic-energy.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/TenderDocs.aspx?DocName=laser.zip

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: fusion research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Manufacture, Supply and Installation of a Laser Flash Apparatus.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKJ14

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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.
At the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy the Authority hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners. The JET facilities are collectively used by all European fusion laboratories under the EUROfusion consortium.
As part of a continuing research programme into the study of radio-active neutron irradiated samples, there is a requirement for a Laser Flash Apparatus for our new Materials Research Facility at Culham.
The works are to be carried out in an acceptably safe and environmentally responsible manner and all personnel are to be suitably qualified and experienced for the nature of the contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
A quantity of 1 Laser Flash Apparatus is required.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 3 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
T/JE043/16
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: yes
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
9.1.2017 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Culham Science Centre

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional 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 European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Duration
The duration stated in II.3 is an estimate only.
Documents
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Payment
Prices may be stated in tenderers local currency and contract(s) will be let in the tendered currency.
Cost of tendering
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right not to award a contract. The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.
English law
The contract shall be considered as a contract made in England and shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the provisions of English Law.
Annulment
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract.
Sub-contracting
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority work
within strict safety guidelines and tenderers will be
required to specify and justify any proposals to
subcontract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
2.12.2016

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