UK-Swindon: Optical instruments.

UK-Swindon: Optical instruments.

Section I: Contracting Authority

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

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: government funded research

Section II: Object Of The Contract

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.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 148,486


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKJ14 - Oxfordshire

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Supply of initial quantities of three types of doublets to the specifications detailed with the ability to purchase additional optics at a later date as described in Section 15 of the specification. A schematic diagram outlining the general design characteristics of each air-spaced mounted doublet is shown in Figure 1 of the specification. It consists of a pair of circular lens elements, referred to as ELEMENT A (negative meniscus) and ELEMENT B (positive meniscus), each of centre thickness Z thick, and separated by an air-gap (Z gap). The faces of each lens element are referred to as F1 to F4. Individual lens elements will be secured independently within a frame of fixed outside diameter providing a minimum clear aperture for optical transmission of a high energy laser beam.

There is an initial total of 10 doublets to be procured and delivered by March 2023, however, earlier delivery is preferred.

Please refer to the Delta eSourcing portal link for the full details and specification.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: Yes
Description of these options:Further quantities may be purchased at a later date, as stated in the ITT document.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2022/S 000-016853

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: Not Provided
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 06/09/2022

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: Not Provided

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
Manx Precision Optics, N/A
Units 11-12A, The Freeport, Ballasalla, Isle Of Man
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot: 148,486
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) 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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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
UK Research & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 08/09/2022