GB-Didcot: UKRI-1705 FFA Main Magnet Coil Prototype Design *Duplicated*

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1. Title: GB-Didcot: UKRI-1705 FFA Main Magnet Coil Prototype Design *Duplicated*
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. 01793 442 000, Email:, URL:
Contact: UKRI STFC Procurement, Attn: UKRI STFC Procurement
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Research and development services.

4. Description: Research and development services and related consultancy services. The main aim of this tender exercise is to begin to validate the feasibility of the design and manufacture of a super conducting main magnet coil that is to be used in the FETS-vFFA ring which in turn will be used to assess the feasibility of using an vFFA for the ISIS II project. In order to achieve this aim we plan to design and manufacture a normal conducting coil that replicates the geometric complexity and manufacturing requirements of the super conducting coil.

This initial tender exercise is for the design phase of the normal conducting coil only with tender exercises for the manufacture of 2 complete normal conducting coils to follow in the next financial year. The final normal conducting coil will need to be powered and the resulting field measured.

The objectives for the design of the normal conducting coil are;
-To mitigate the risk associated with the manufacture of any potential ISIS II super conducting FFA magnets
-Increase ISIS expertise and knowledge in preparation for a super conducting magnet design
-Achieve a scaling field
-Achieve a field quality over a large distance
5. CPV Codes:
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKJ14 - Oxfordshire

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Oxfordshire,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Awarded to:

Zi Du Prat, Rue des Freres Montgolfier, Vannes 56000, Vannes, 56000, France
Tel. +33 297 01 08 80, Email:, URL:
Contact: Delphine David , Attn: Delphine David
Value Cost: 58,083
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: Yes
10. Date of Contract Award: 31/10/2021
11. Number of Tenders Received: Not Provided
12. Other Information:
Other 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:
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 01/11/2021
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2022