GB-Swindon: UKRI-1856 METIS LMS Pre-Disperser Prism

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Swindon: UKRI-1856 METIS LMS Pre-Disperser Prism
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. 07394401259, Email:
Contact: Sarah Grant, Attn: Sarah Grant
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Coating materials. The UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) is a laboratory within the Science & Technology Facilities Council which is part of UK Research & Innovation. The UK ATC has responsibility within the METIS project to design, build, test and deliver the LMS to our project partners NOVA in The Netherlands. Within the LMS there is, relevant to this document, a Zinc Selenide prism that is used to “pre-disperse” the science beam in a low resolution spectrometer to select a small range of wavelengths to be transmitted to the echelle grating in the main spectrometer optics. The work to produce the prism will be carried out in two phases. The first is to develop and demonstrate the anti-reflection coating. The second is to manufacture the prism and apply the developed anti-reflection coating.
5. CPV Codes:
44113330 - Coating materials.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: UNITED KINGDOM,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: UKRI-1856
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category I: 50K to 100K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 13/05/2022 11:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
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:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 31/05/2022
Period of Work End date: 30/11/2023
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no