UK-Swindon: Mechanical handling equipment.

UK-Swindon: Mechanical handling equipment.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
UK Research & Innovation
UK Research & Innovation, Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7394204018, Email:
Contact: Solomon Nwosu
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: Yes.
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-3670 Through-Wall Telemanipulators for LBNF Target Remote Handling
Reference Number: UKRI-3670
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
42418500 - Mechanical handling equipment.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
II.1.4) Short description: UKRI is providing a neutrino production target and associated remote handling equipment as UK in-kind contributions to the US-based LBNF-DUNE experiment (

This includes a pair of long-reach double telescoping (electric & manual) through-wall telemanipulators as specified in the Specification.

The Specification provides Potential Suppliers with an opportunity to submit proposals for the supply of telemanipulators to suit the requirements defined within.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 240,000
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:
US United States

II.2.4) Description of procurement: The purpose of this document is to invite proposals from Potential Suppliers for the procurement of a pair of through-wall telemanipulators, plus associated services such as delivery, installation, and commissioning & training.
It is expected that the winning proposal will form the basis of a subsequent contract of purchase between the Seller and the Buyer “UKRI”.
This document describes the technical requirements for the procurement. Potential Suppliers are to provide quotation based on these requirements.
Any technical queries relating to the scope of this document or clarifications should be made through the Delta e-sourcing portal by the date specified in section 2.2 of the Invitation to Tender.

FNAL currently houses remote maintenance areas associated with existing experiments outside of LBNF and has an inventory of telemanipulators within the laboratory.
The telemanipulators described in this document will be used to assist with target replacement operations as well as unplanned maintenance operations within a shielded work-cell located in the future LBNF-20 target complex building at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) in Batavia, Illinois.
The work cell (WC) is a beamline equipment maintenance facility rather than a dedicated hot-cell facility for waste disposal or Post Irradiation Examination (PIE). As such, it is not a leak-tight cell, and remote handling equipment is not expected to be subject to routine contamination or continuous operation.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 240,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 18
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

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: All information regarding this tender can be found within the Specification document, Suppliers are to register through the e-sourcing portal in order to gain access to this information.

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.2.2) 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: 26/04/2024 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: 26/04/2024
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 Yes
Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes
Electronic payment will be used Yes
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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
UK Research and Innovation
UK Research and Innovation Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7394204018, Email:
Internet address:
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: 22/03/2024

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