GB-Oxfordshire: UKRI-2421 Cryostat Platform

Competitive Contract Award Notice

1. Title: GB-Oxfordshire: UKRI-2421 Cryostat Platform
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. 07517499437, Email:, URL:
Contact: STFC Procurement, Attn: Marwa Asubbagh
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Electron microscopes. ***This is an award notice, not a call for competition***

A cryostat platform is required for the existing cryogenic optical fluorescence microscopy with the following characteristics:

1) Integrated into an optical bench with vibrational sources isolated

2) An integrated imaging objective

2) Peak-to-peak drift: 5 nm

3) Nano-positioner range: 1 mm

4) Coarse adjustment: 5mm

5) A closed-cycle liquid-helium cooling mechanism

6) Compatibility with our existing cryogenic sample shuttles and vacuum transfer pots

7) Compatibility with both electron microscopy grids and our proprietary solid immersion lenses
5. CPV Codes:
38511000 - Electron microscopes.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKJ14 - Oxfordshire

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Oxfordshire,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Awarded to:

Attocube Systems AG
Eglfinger Weg 2, Haar, DE-85540, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)89 420797 0, Email:
Attn: Sales
Value Cost: 211,049
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 20/10/2022
11. Number of Tenders Received: Not Provided
12. Other Information:
Other Information: Redacted contract documents will be made available within the next 30 days on the UKRI website at:
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Suitable for VCO: No
Period of Work Start date: 21/10/2022
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2023