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UK Research & Innovation: UKRI-2814 Optical System Design and Analysis Services

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Notice Summary
Title: UKRI-2814 Optical System Design and Analysis Services
Notice type: Prior Information Notice
Authority: UK Research & Innovation
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Not applicable
Short Description:
Published: 03/02/2023 15:43

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UK-Swindon: Engineering services.

Preliminary Questions
   This notice is for prior information only: Yes
   This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
   This notice is a call for competition: No
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
      Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
   The contract involves joint procurement: No.
   The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication          
   Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority    
   Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:    
   Other activity: Research

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
   II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2814 Optical System Design and Analysis Services    
          Reference number: UKRI-2814
   II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:       
      71300000 - Engineering services.
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
   II.1.4) Short description:    
      The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a world-leading science organisation which works with a wide range of parties (universities, private sector and international research partners) to deliver a high standard of research. The Central Laser Facility (CLF) at STFC is one of the leading laser facilities providing scientists from the UK and Europe with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art technology.          
   II.1.5) Estimated total value:       
      Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 4,000,000 - GBP
   II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No          
      Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided       
      The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description          
   II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):       
      73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.       
   II.2.3) Place of performance:       
      Region Codes:               
         UKJ14 - Oxfordshire    
   II.2.4) Description of the procurement:       
      The Central Laser Facility (CLF) facilities range from advanced, compact tuneable lasers which can pinpoint individual particles to large high power laser installations that recreate the conditions inside stars. A continuous development programme ensures that the facilities maintain their international competitiveness. As a part of the continuous development programme, CLF undertakes projects ranging from small upgrades at £10k to £3M through to the development of the Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC), an £81.2M new build laser facility. The CLF requires the services of a design and analysis consultancy (the ''Supplier'') with excellent knowledge and capability across a broad spectrum of engineering skills. The Supplier will provide personnel to supplement existing CLF engineering capability in operations and to undertake the coordination and delivery of design and analysis packages from Front End Engineering Design (FEED) through to full manufacturing drawings for Projects or Comprehensive Analysis Reports. Mechanical engineering is the predominant area in which CLF requires assistance and is split up into (A) Services and Building Design; (B) High Requirement Design and Analysis. CLF also require assistance with (C) Electrical Engineering; and (D) Control and instrumentation engineering.    
   II.2.14) Additional information          
      Whilst this notice indicates that the contract is not divided into lots, as a result of supplier feedback, UKRI may determine appropriate lots to be included in any subsequent procurement. Please see details on how to express an interest in this requirement in Section VI.3.    

II.3) Estimated Date of publication
Section IV: Procedure   

IV.1) Description       
   IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
         The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information    
VI.3) Additional Information:       
   If you would like to express an interest in the requirement, please send an email with the title ''UKRI-2814 Optical System Design and Analysis Services at STFC- EOI'' to by 16:00 GMT on 17th February 2023. Please indicate your organisation name, the name of the main contact and email address. STFC intend to send out a request for feedback to interested suppliers on specific areas of the requirement, which is currently in development. Please note that interested suppliers may send their EOI at any time, but only those received by 16:00 GMT on 17th February 2023 will be issued the request for feedback. Following on from the request for feedback, STFC may also invite interested suppliers to meet virtually with CLF staff, to discuss their responses further. For clarity, this PIN and the received EOIs are not being used to create a shortlist of suppliers. Those who do not submit an EOI in response to this PIN may still participate in any subsequent procurement process. Please note, the deadline date referenced in this notice is the deadline for expressing an interest and it is not the deadline for the submission of tenders. All dates in relation to the tender will be included in the Contract Notice when the tender is launched.
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 03/02/2023

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