GB-Swindon: UKRI-2508 Automated Laboratory Thermal Vacuum Chamber

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CompetitiveContractNotice - GB-Swindon: UKRI-2508 Automated Laboratory Thermal Vacuum Chamber
1. Title: GB-Swindon: UKRI-2508 Automated Laboratory Thermal Vacuum Chamber
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research & Innovation
North Star Avenue, Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. 01793 442000, Email:, URL:
Contact: STFC Procurement, Attn: STFC Procurement
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Parts of vacuum pumps. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has a requirement to purchase an Automated Laboratory Thermal Vacuum Chamber to be used for the testing and characterisation of satellite sub-systems and components.

The estimated value of the opportunity is between £90,000-£114,000 excluding VAT with a maximum budget of £114,000 excluding VAT. Any bids received that exceed the maximum wil not be considered.
5. CPV Codes:
42124320 - Parts of vacuum pumps.

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:

Cascade TEK Solutions
4001 East Plano Parkway , Ste 200 Plano , Texas, 75074-1822, United States
Tel. 971 371 4096, Email:
Contact: Cascade TEK, Attn: Cascade TEK
Value Cost: 98,378.98
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: Yes
10. Date of Contract Award: 30/01/2023
11. Number of Tenders Received: 4
12. Other Information:
Other 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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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 31/01/2023
Period of Work End date: 01/05/2023