Skip to main content.

UK Research & Innovation: UKRI-1242 NQCC WP2 Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits

  UK Research & Innovation has published this notice through Delta eSourcing

Notice Summary
Title: UKRI-1242 NQCC WP2 Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits
Notice type: Prior Information Notice
Authority: UK Research & Innovation
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Not applicable
Short Description:
Published: 14/06/2021 15:29

View Full Notice

UK-Oxford: Research and development services and related consultancy 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
       Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX110QX, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 7563420665, Email:
       Main Address:
       NUTS Code: UK
      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: Yes .

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

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-1242 NQCC WP2 Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits    
          Reference number: UKRI-1242
   II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:       
      73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
   II.1.4) Short description:    
      This tender is related to UKRI-1242 NQCC WP2 Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits.
The National Quantum Computing Centre has an objective to deliver an early-stage quantum computer (Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum, NISQ machine) that can outperform conventional computing for a range of tasks, by 2025.          
   II.1.5) Estimated total value:       
      Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 750,000 - 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.2.3) Place of performance:       
      Region Codes:               
         UK - UNITED KINGDOM    
   II.2.4) Description of the procurement:       
      The NQCC has developed a technology roadmap, and has identified a series of technical work packages (WPs) that are suitable for delivery by external contractors. These WPs focus on the delivery of technology solutions according to a set of required technical performance specifications, for both hardware and software, related to quantum computing.
The NQCC intends to hold an event to inform potential suppliers of the tendering process and requirements for two work packages related to ion trap systems:
WP1 - High Fidelity Two-Qubit Microwave Gates for Ion Traps.
WP2 - Ion Processor Fully Controlling 10+ Qubits. WP2 involves the development of an in-lab demonstrator comprising an ion trap system with 10+ individually-addressable qubits and featuring a multi-zoned trap.
Further information will be provided at the event.    
   II.2.14) Additional information          
      The Supplier Event for both WP1 and WP2 is being held on 12:00pm 13th July 2021.
Suppliers are to confirm whether they will be attending the Supplier Event by emailing their contact name, organisation name and conatct details to no later than Thursday 8th July 2021.    

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) - NO

Section VI: Complementary Information    
VI.3) Additional Information:       
   To view this notice, please click here:
GO-2021614-PRO-18396230 TKR-2021614-PRO-18396229        

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 14/06/2021

View any Notice Addenda

View Award Notice