GB-Oxfordshire: UKRI-2898 Molecular Swabs (MOC) Tests

Competitive Contract Award Notice

1. Title: GB-Oxfordshire: UKRI-2898 Molecular Swabs (MOC) Tests
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. 07517499437, Email:
Contact: STFC Procurement, Attn: STFC Procurement
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Other services.

4. Description: Automated swab test kits. The RAL Space Sentinel 5 project urgently needs many MOC wipe tests performed to analyse the extent of silicone contamination in the R100 STC-3 cleanroom and chamber, and other project
equipment. Previous analysis has shown low level methyl silicone contamination on some MLI blankets, and there is a risk to STC-3 chamber and the customers UV instrument.
5. CPV Codes:
38912000 - Automated swab test kits.

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:

Airbus Defence and Space Limited
National ID: 02449259, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2AS, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1438 77 3833, URL:
Attn: Materials Laboratory Operations Co-ordinator
Value Cost: 37,156.43
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 20/02/2023
11. Number of Tenders Received: 1
12. Other Information:
Other Information: ****This is a contract award notice and not an invitation to tender.
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Suitable for VCO: No
Period of Work Start date: 21/02/2023
Period of Work End date: 01/05/2023