UK-Swindon: Installation work of cooling equipment.

UK-Swindon: Installation work of cooling equipment.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email:
Contact: STFC Procurement
Main Address:

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: Research and Innovation

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2253 R80 Tower Decommissioning and Adiabatic Cooler Design and Build
Reference number: UKRI-2253

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
45331230 - Installation work of cooling equipment.

II.1.3) Type of contract: WORKS

II.1.4) Short description: UKRI wishes to establish a Contract for the provision of R80 Tower Decommissioning and Adiabatic Cooler Design and Build. The estimated value of this opportunity is £1,000,000 - £2,000,000. The scope includes management and delivery of design and construction services for the R80 Chilled water and process systems at the site address Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, Didcot OX11 0QX. The Contractor is required to act as a design and build contractor and will be responsible for all civil, mechanical, electrical construction; installation and commissioning within the CDM Works area.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,507,366


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
42500000 - Cooling and ventilation equipment.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Contractor is required to act as a design and build contractor and will be responsible for all civil, mechanical, electrical construction; installation and commissioning of the following – but not limited to - within the CDM Works area (i.e., The R80 roof area) and in accordance with the Completion Dates (See Provisional Programme within Appendix D - Project Brief). - 8 No New Adiabatic coolers (AC’s). - Connecting pipework and fittings to and the new AC’s within the CDM Works Area. - All types of valves (isolation, regulating, non-return either manual or actuated). - Commissioning sets and pressure reducing valves. - Testing and drainage points. - Basket and other Filters. - All steel support work for the Adiabatic Coolers. - All pipework supports. - All local electrical power and signal cabling with cable trays etc and supports. - All necessary civil surveying /setting out work. The Contractor will be entirely responsible for organising the decommissioning and removal of the existing Balticare Cooling Towers within the CDM Works Area. Background The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. The R80 facility houses the Second Target Station (TS2) and its associated neutron beamlines. At the end of each beam line is an instrument hut complete with research instrumentation all of which require a source of suitably graded cold demineralised water. The Demin cooling water used to cool the target is provided by a ‘closed loop’ circuit with the duty/standby pump arrangement; two Plate Heat Exchangers (PHExs) and associated controls situated within the Level 2 West Plant Area T222. Likewise, the instrument water is fed from a similar set up situated within the Level 2 West Plant Area T220 on the same storey. A source of cooling is also necessary for the focusing magnets and associated power supplies along the main proton beamline that leads to TS2 - known as the Extract Proton Beamline 2 or EPB2. The R6 Plant link room – situated in the corridor that links the R6 facility to R80 – houses the EPB2 Magnet Demin cooling water system and a separate power supplies Demin circuit. All the above ‘closed loop’ water circuits contain a ‘coarse’ grade cooling PHEx that uses the process water (PW) and a PHEx fed with chilled water (CHW) used to ‘trim’ each circuit Demin to the required Semin water supply temperature. Currently the process water circuit is a ‘closed circuit’ system comprising of 5 No Balticare (BAC) VX1-180-4+XB towers each rated at 800 kW. These towers are located on the R80 4th floor roof. Adjacent to the roof area leading to the first two towers is the R80 Chilled Water Plant room (Level 4 West plant room T410) which houses both the duty/standby process water pumps and 3 No TRANE 850 kW R134a charged RTHD C2 D5 E4 Chillers which are water cooled using the PW. Flow is maintained through the packaged chillers and primary loop header system by duty/standby chilled water pumps located within the Level 2 West plan room T222 together with the target circuit. Besides providing cooling to the different CHW PHExs mentioned above the chilled water system also provides substantial space cooling via Fan Coil Units (FCUs) situated in the R80 office; laboratories; server and control rooms. The water circuits were originally designed and installed by HADEN-YOUNG during the original construction phase of the R80 facility in 2006.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Not Provided

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: Additional information: We strongly recommend that you attend the Site Tour in order to gain complete clarity of our requirements. Please follow the instructions within the ITT.

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 000-022510

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-2253
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: UKRI-2253 R80 Tower Decommissioning and Adiabatic Cooler Design and Build

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 14/12/2022

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
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)
Vistech Cooling Systems Ltd, 04808079
Vistech Cooling Systems Ltd,, Unit 1 A, Church Lane Estate, Church Lane,, Horsham, RH13 6LU, United Kingdom
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: 1,507,366
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 and Innovation
Swindon, 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: 19/12/2022