UK-Swindon: Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.

UK-Swindon: Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7563420665, Email:
Contact: Elizabeth Gage
Main Address:
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

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

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-1249 NQCC WP20 Algorithm Study for NISQ Systems Achieving Quantum Advantage
Reference number: UKRI-1249
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
The National Quantum Computing Center has an objective to deliver an early-stage quantum computer (Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum, NISQ machine) that can outperform conventional computing for a range of tasks, by 2025.
II.1.5) Estimated total value: Not Provided
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
In order to achieve this medium-term goal, the NQCC has developed a technology roadmap, and has identified a series of technical work packages (WPs) that are suitable for delivery by external contractors. These WPs focus on the delivery of technology solutions according to a set of required technical performance specifications, for both hardware and software, related to quantum computing.
The NQCC intends to hold an event to inform potential suppliers of the tendering process and requirements related to WP20 - Algorithm study for NISQ systems achieving quantum advantage. WP20 involves the study of NISQ-relevant algorithm(s) to demonstrate quantum advantage in genuine value-generating task(s). This is where quantum advantage is defined as the ability to outperform a classical computer at specific tasks. Further information will be provided at the event.
II.2.14) Additional information
A Supplier Day will be held on the 28th June. Suppliers are to register their interest in joining this event by emailing: their Organisation name, Registered address and Contact information to

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - NO

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 28/05/2021