UK-Swindon: Radiation protection services.

UK-Swindon: Radiation protection services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7565200218, Email:
Contact: STFC Procurement
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14
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.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2958 Radiation Modelling Services for Vulcan 20-20
Reference Number: Not provided
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
90721600 - Radiation protection services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description: UKRI has a need for radiation modelling services of an electron beam dump extension for the new Vulcan 20PW facility as part of it's Central Laser Facility which is currently under design development.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 2,000,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
Not Provided
II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKJ14 Oxfordshire

II.2.4) Description of procurement: UKRI has a need for radiation modelling of an electron beam dump extension for the new Vulcan 20PW facility which is currently under design development. The desired radiation modelling will consist of:

1.Optimisation of an electron beam dump construction for a 4GeV electron beam (source terms to be provided by the CLF). The design would reduce radiation leakage on the facility to less than 2.5µSv/hr and minimise backscatter into the main facility.
2.Balance the localised beam dump shielding against the constructed building shielding to minimise associated building costs.
3.Impact of scattered radiation on the general facility building shielding (see detail A)
4.Gap analysis of dose leak rates around a removable shield wall (see detail B)

The expected delivery is in the form of a formal report to the CLF with recommendations, modelling and analysis results. Formal communications throughout the work are expected to keep the CLF updated on progress as the work will be taking place in parallel to the building design. The overall aim of the radiation modelling is to determine the minimal shielding needed to incorporate into the building construction against that installed around the beam dump when it is added at a later date.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 60

Price - Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 2,000,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: The estimated value of the opportunity is £50,000 excluding VAT for the initial purchasing of the Radiation Modelling Works. There is a maximum potential spend of up to a maximum of £2,000,000.00 excluding VAT which can be used to account for additional purchases or contractual options that may be exercised across 2 years, with two optional extensions of one year starting from approximately 1st November 2023, and the agreement shall be in place until 31st October 2025 with optional extensions to 31st October 2026 and 31st October 2027. UKRI will only commit to the initial purchase as stated within Part 1 of Appendix B – Price Schedule. UKRI offers no guarantee that the additional purchases will be made as part of this contract.

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Not Provided
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description OPEN
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
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
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 OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/06/2023 Time: 14:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender: Not Provided
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 02/06/2023
Time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
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
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 28/04/2023

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