UK-Swindon: Optical instruments.

UK-Swindon: Optical instruments.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793442000, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2078 Large aperture air-spaced achromatic doublets for the EPAC high energy amplifier Reference number: UKRI-2078
II.1.2) Main CPV code:
38600000 - Optical instruments.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
II.1.4) Short Description: Proposals are sought by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, who are part of UKRI) for the supply of large aperture, anti-reflection (AR) coated, air-spaced mounted achromatic doublets for use in beam magnification and relay imaging telescopes for the high energy titanium-sapphire amplifier system as part of the EPAC Project.

The tender documentation includes the technical specification for the air-spaced achromatic doublets. The Specification should be read in conjunction with the associated drawings. The minimum scope of the contract is for the manufacture, polishing, mounting, optical testing, certification and delivery of the mounted doublets to STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. All technical and quality requirements are described in the tender document that are held in the eSourcing portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 20/06/2022

VI.6) Original notice reference:

Notice Reference: 2022 - 470141
Notice number in OJ S: Not Provided
Date of dispatch of the original notice: 13/05/2022

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority

VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1

Section Number: IV.2.2
Place of text to be modified: Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Instead of:
Date: 23/06/2022
Local Time: 11:00
Date: 30/06/2022
Local Time: 11:00

VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 2

Section Number: IV.2.7
Place of text to be modified: Conditions for opening of tenders
Instead of:
Date: 23/06/2022
Local Time: 11:00
Date: 30/06/2022
Local Time: 11:00

VII.2) Other additional 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.
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