GB-Swindon: UKRI-2049 Cryogenic Vacuum System for the NQCC

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1. Title: GB-Swindon: UKRI-2049 Cryogenic Vacuum System for the NQCC
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. 07563 420665, Email:, URL:
Contact: Elizabeth Gage, Attn: Elizabeth Gage
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Gas cooling systems. The UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre aims at building quantum computers which will be made available to end users. One of the hardware platforms we are developing is based on trapped ions. In trapped ion quantum computing, these ions are trapped on a chip. This chip needs to be located inside a vacuum chamber to avoid the ions being knocked out of the trap by background gas.
The vacuum chamber also needs to provide cryogenic cooling to the ion chip to avoid the chip heating up the ion, as well as to improve the vacuum. It also needs to provide vacuum feedthroughs for various electrical connections that the ion trap chip requires.
5. CPV Codes:
31161200 - Gas cooling systems.

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-2049
9. Awarded to:

ICE Oxford Limited
National ID: 05224107, Avenue 4, Station Lane, Whitney, OX28 4BN, United Kingdom
Tel. +1993706444
Contact: ICE Oxford Limited, Attn: ICE Oxford Limited
Value Cost: 115,000
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 05/04/2022
11. Number of Tenders Received: 1
12. Other Information:
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 06/04/2022
Period of Work End date: 01/07/2023