UK-Oxford: Industrial lasers.

UK-Oxford: Industrial lasers.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
UK Research & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email:
Contact: STFC Procurement
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
NUTS Code: UKJ14

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

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2961 Artemis HILUX Laser upgrade
Reference number: UKRI-2961

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
38636110 - Industrial lasers.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

II.1.4) Short description: UKRI wishes to establish a contract for the provision of a high average power ultrafast laser
system for applications of extreme ultraviolet radiation.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 2,900,000


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKJ14 - Oxfordshire

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Central Laser Facility (CLF) based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, Oxfordshire is preparing major upgrade of its ultrafast laser facilities, in a project called HiLUX. As part of this upgrade project, the CLF requires a high average power ultrafast laser system for applications of extreme ultraviolet radiation.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Fixed Wavelength Output / Weighting: 18%
Quality criterion - Name: Tuneable Output / Weighting: 18%
Quality criterion - Name: Synchronisation / Weighting: 18%
Quality criterion - Name: Control System Interface / Weighting: 6%
Quality criterion - Name: Running Costs / Weighting: 10%

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30%

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: Yes
Description of these options:UKRI have requested the following items to be priced as options:

High harmonic generation, using output A or its second harmonic;
Additional tuneable output, using output C;
Secondary post-compression of output A;
Post-compression of output C;
2 year Warranty;
3 year Warranty;
Laser Diodes;
Compressor Gratings;
Amplifier Media;
Hollow-Core Fibres;
Multi-pass Compression Cell Mirrors

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: Not Provided

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: 2023/S 000-019783

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-2961
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: UKRI-2961 HiLUX High Average Power Laser System

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 05/10/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
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)
Photonic Solutions Ltd, SC194276
Unit 2.2 Quantum Court, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKM75
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: 1,957,565
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:

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.4.3) 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: 15/12/2023