UK-Oxford: Research and development services and related consultancy services.

UK-Oxford: Research and development services and related consultancy services.

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 & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX110QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7563420665, Email:
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
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:

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-1242 NQCC WP2 Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits
Reference number: UKRI-1242
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
This tender is related to UKRI-1242 NQCC WP2 Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits.
The National Quantum Computing Centre 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:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 750,000 - GBP
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:
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 for two work packages related to ion trap systems:
WP1 - High Fidelity Two-Qubit Microwave Gates for Ion Traps.
WP2 - Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits. WP2 involves the development of an in-lab demonstrator comprising an ion trap system with 10+ individually-addressable qubits and featuring a multi-zoned trap.
Further information will be provided at the event.
II.2.14) Additional information
The Supplier Event for both WP1 and WP2 is being held on 12:00pm 13th July 2021.
Suppliers are to confirm whether they will be attending the Supplier Event by emailing their contact name, organisation name and conatct details to no later than Thursday 8th July 2021.

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: 14/06/2021