GB-Swindon: UKRI-2412 Interferometer for SPEQTRE Project

Competitive Contract Award Notice

1. Title: GB-Swindon: UKRI-2412 Interferometer for SPEQTRE Project
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7562170349, Email:, URL:
Contact: STFC Procurement, Attn: STFC Procurement
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses). This Invitation to Tender (ITT) is for the procurement of a wide-beam Fizeau interferometer to be used for the characterisation and alignment of satellite optical payloads. RAL Space does not currently have an instrument of this kind. The proposed interferometer will measure surface form and wavefront errors of reflective and refractive optical elements to very high precision. This measurement capability is critical for the fulfilment of the SPEQTRE project and STFC’s commitment to the UK Quantum Comms Hub WP5 satellite integration, both of which contribute to the UKRI 2022-27 strategic priorities 5.2 and 5.3 of leading in Quantum Communications and Space.
5. CPV Codes:
38000000 - Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses).

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: UKRI-2412
9. Awarded to:

Lambda Photometrics
National ID: 01332370, Lambda House, Batford Mill, Harpenden, AL5 5BZ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1582 764334, Email:, URL:
Contact:, Attn: Sales
Value Cost: 87,915
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: Yes
10. Date of Contract Award: 25/10/2022
11. Number of Tenders Received: 2
12. Other Information:
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Suitable for VCO: No
Period of Work Start date: 27/10/2022
Period of Work End date: 16/03/2023