UK-Oxford: Economic research services.

UK-Oxford: Economic research services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
UK Research & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email:
Contact: STFC Procurement
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:
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2183 SWIMMR S6: An Updated Space Weather Impact Assessment Study
Reference number: UKRI-2183

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79311400 - Economic research services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: RAL Space, within UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Science and Technology Facilities
Council (STFC), wishes to establish a Contract for the provision of SWIMMR S6: An updated space weather impact
assessment study.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 234,600


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: Over the last decade, a considerable amount of activity has been devoted to
establishing the technical case behind the study of space weather processes, their prediction and the mitigation of
potential impacts. Notable examples of relevance to the UK include the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2013 report
“Extreme space weather: impacts on engineered systems and infrastructure” (Cannon et al, 2013) and the work of the
Space Environment Impacts Expert Group (SEIEG), which forms part of the advisory mechanism for UK Civil

A need now exists to build upon and extend the findings reported in Cannon et al (2013), taking account of these
recent technological developments and identifying whether (and how) it might be necessary to broaden the scope of
the currently existing set of economic impact studies.

The objective of the SWIMMR S6 project is to produce a report, building on and extending the 2013 Royal Academy
of Engineering Report by Cannon et al, capturing the current scientific and technical rationale behind UK activities in
space weather.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Method and Approach / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Partners and Peer Review / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Risks and Challenges / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Project Plan and Resources / Weighting: 15

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: Not Provided

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 000-012492

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-2183
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: 07/09/2022

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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

Contractor (No.1)
Rheatech Ltd, 03838015
G.21-25, Building R71,, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,, Didcot, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235424221
NUTS Code: UKJ14
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: 250,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 234,600
Currency: GBP

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

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

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: 17/10/2022