UK Shared Business Services: UK SBS PR20001 FREIA INSTRUMENT NEUTRON GUIDE

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Notice Summary
Title: UK SBS PR20001 FREIA INSTRUMENT NEUTRON GUIDE
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: UK Shared Business Services
Nature of contract: Supplies
Procedure: Open
Short Description: This requirement is concerned with the design, manufacture, testing, delivery of the neutron guide and alignment devices, and its installation within the FREIA Instrument at European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20001 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).
Published: 05/05/2020 11:00

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UK-SWINDON: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             UK Research and Innovation
             Polaris House North Star Avenue, SWINDON, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk
             Contact: Major Projects
             Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
             NUTS Code: SE
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-SWINDON:-Laboratory%2C-optical-and-precision-equipments-%28excl.-glasses%29./MTWBBH32AC
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: UK SBS PR20001 FREIA INSTRUMENT NEUTRON GUIDE       
      Reference Number: UK SBS PR20001
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      38000000 - Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: This requirement is concerned with the design, manufacture, testing, delivery of the neutron guide and alignment devices, and its installation within the FREIA Instrument at European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20001 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 1,000,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      SE SVERIGE
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: This requirement is concerned with the design, manufacture, testing, delivery of the neutron guide and alignment devices, and its installation within the FREIA Instrument at European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20001 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).

The FREIA instrument is a neutron reflectometer optimised for soft condensed matter and life sciences that is currently being developed by UKRI as an in-kind collaboration with ESS ERIC which will be located in Lund, Sweden. More details on Freia can be found on the ESS website: https://europeanspallationsource.se/instruments/freia .

FREIA is designed to study surfaces that are horizontal, meaning that it can study what happens at free liquid surfaces as well as solid surfaces. FREIA can do most measurements without moving the sample, and there is no other instrument in the world that can do this.

The subject of work is the supply of the Freia neutron guide, which transports 2-21Å neutrons from the target to the sample position 22.8 m away. The guide is elliptical in the vertical plane, and forms a 3-channel s-bend in the horizontal plane, with vertical silicon vanes. The supermirror coating is formed on metallic substrate and varies along the length of the guide.

The requirement consists of Section 2, Section 3, Section 4, Section 5 and Section 6 of the Freia Instrument Neutron Guide as described in UK SBS PR20001 Specification.


About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx

UK SBS will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and follow the instructions to register.

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Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: MTWBBH32AC

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      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Criteria below
            Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
                        
            Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 40
                              
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 1,000,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 66       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       Yes             
      Description of options: Section 5 and Section 6
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: http://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MTWBBH32AC       


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
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
         
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   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:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 27/07/2020 Time: 11:00
            
      IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,       
      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
         Duration in month(s): 3
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 27/07/2020
         Time: 11:00
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used Yes       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-SWINDON:-Laboratory%2C-optical-and-precision-equipments-%28excl.-glasses%29./MTWBBH32AC

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/MTWBBH32AC
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             UK Shared Business Services Ltd
       Polaris House, SWINDON, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: policy@uksbs.co.uk
       Internet address: http://www.uksbs.co.uk
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
          UK Shared Business Services Ltd
       Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 05/05/2020

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