UK-Swindon: Linear accelerators.

UK-Swindon: Linear accelerators.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email:
Contact: Declan Ward
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: Yes

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

I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research and innovation

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: UKRI-1986 Manufacturing Requirements Specification for the PIP-II Jacketed High-β 650 MHz cavity
Reference number: UKRI-1986

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
31643100 - Linear accelerators.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

II.1.4) Short description: This procurement covers the manufacturing, treatment and testing of 2 pre-series and 18 series production jacketed 650 MHz SRF cavities for the high-β section of the proton LINAC for the Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II) at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) in the USA. UKRI-STFC Daresbury Laboratory (UKRI-STFC) is working in partnership with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) for the cavities’ design and fabrication.

The Purchase Order will be owned and managed by UKRI-STFC. FNAL personnel shall act as technical consultants upon UKRI-STFC request.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 3,396,000


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
45262425 - Jacket-fabrication work.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKD61 - Warrington

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: This contract is to deliver 20 (18 series and 2 pre-series), 650 MHz HB superconducting elliptical cavities to UKRI-STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, UK. The Contractor is to fabricate, assemble, treat, factory QC test, and transport these cavities in accordance with the details of this specification and provided drawings. The pre-series cavities are to be first delivered without helium tanks (bare) for the cold RF test and first-stage manufacturing acceptance. The cavities will be returned to the Contractor for jacketing, then delivered to UKRI-STFC for the cold RF test and final-stage manufacturing acceptance. The 18 series cavities are to be delivered to UKRI-STFC jacketed and ready for the cold test.

The Contractor must furnish all required labour, materials, tooling, and equipment other than those explicitly listed to be supplied by UKRI-STFC (Section 6.1). Prior to the start of the fabrication, the Contractor is to provide detailed manufacturing documentation for UKRI-STFC’s approval. At all stages of manufacture, the Contractor must provide QC documentation of all sub-components and parts, their preparation and any testing performed to ensure manufacturing compliance to specification. The goods are to be covered by a full manufacturing warranty for 24 months from the date of delivery to UKRI-STFC premises, or partner.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80

Price - Weighting: 20

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No

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 000-011212

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: UKRI-1986
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Jacketed High Beta 650MHz Cavities for the PIP 2 Project

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

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

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
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)
Zanon Research & Innovation S.R.L., VI.393396
Via Vicenza Nr, 113, Schio, 36015, Italy
NUTS Code: ITH32
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: 3,396,000
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.

Procurement Contract Transparency Data: Redacted contract documents will be made available within the next 30 days on the UKRI website at:
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House,, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Internet address:

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: 13/09/2022