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UK Research & Innovation: UKRI-3173 A Multi Amplifier Laser HiLUX Project

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Notice Summary
Title: UKRI-3173 A Multi Amplifier Laser HiLUX Project
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: UK Research & Innovation
Nature of contract: Supplies
Procedure: Open
Short Description: This tender is to provide the Central Laser Facility (CLF) with multi-kilohertz, synchronised lasers and optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) as a transformation of the capabilities of the CLF-ULTRA facility in a project called HiLUX. HiLUX is a major investment from the UKRI’s Large Scale Capital Infrastructure fund to provide the next generation of national-scale ultrafast laser facilities for UK.
Published: 26/10/2023 13:25
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UK-Swindon: Amplifiers.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             UK Research & Innovation
             Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 7563420665, Email: Elizabeth.Gage@ukri.org
             Contact: Elizabeth Gage
             Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
             NUTS Code: UK
      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: https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/
      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-3173 A Multi Amplifier Laser HiLUX Project       
      Reference Number: UKRI-3173
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      32343000 - Amplifiers.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: This tender is to provide the Central Laser Facility (CLF) with multi-kilohertz, synchronised lasers and optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) as a transformation of the capabilities of the CLF-ULTRA facility in a project called HiLUX. HiLUX is a major investment from the UKRI’s Large Scale Capital Infrastructure fund to provide the next generation of national-scale ultrafast laser facilities for UK.       
      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:
      38636100 - Lasers.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UK UNITED KINGDOM
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: This tender is to provide the Central Laser Facility (CLF) with multi-kilohertz, synchronised lasers and optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) as a transformation of the capabilities of the CLF-ULTRA facility in a project called HiLUX. HiLUX is a major investment from the UKRI’s Large Scale Capital Infrastructure fund to provide the next generation of national-scale ultrafast laser facilities for UK.
HiLUX will be available to academia and industry in the UK and internationally and will provide a broad range of capability through femtosecond to picosecond pulsed laser output, making pump-probe spectroscopy measurements across the UV – IR spectrum and from femtoseconds to seconds timescales. HiLUX will provide new facilities to complement UK and international university infrastructure, synchrotron and XFEL large-scale facilities.
This national facility requires advanced spectroscopic capability that is reliable and well supported. We place high value on company track-record in delivery, service support, reliability and high long- and short-timescale laser pulse stability. A single supplier for all items required here is feasible and provides reliable servicing contacts and uniform software interfacing.
      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: 2,000,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 24       
      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: Not provided       


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: No       
   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: 01/12/2023 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: 01/12/2023
         Time: 15:00
      

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 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:
https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Amplifiers./5RX8BSZ2QR

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/respond/5RX8BSZ2QR
   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: 26/10/2023

Annex A


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UK-Swindon: Amplifiers.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
       UK Research & Innovation
       Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 7563420665, Email: Elizabeth.Gage@ukri.org
       Contact: Elizabeth Gage
       Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
       NUTS Code: UK

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement
   
   II.1.1) Title: UKRI-3173 A Multi Amplifier Laser HiLUX Project      Reference number: UKRI-3173      
   II.1.2) Main CPV code:
      32343000 - Amplifiers.
   
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES   
   II.1.4) Short Description: This tender is to provide the Central Laser Facility (CLF) with multi-kilohertz, synchronised lasers and optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) as a transformation of the capabilities of the CLF-ULTRA facility in a project called HiLUX. HiLUX is a major investment from the UKRI’s Large Scale Capital Infrastructure fund to provide the next generation of national-scale ultrafast laser facilities for UK.

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 21/11/2023

VI.6) Original notice reference:

   Notice Reference:    2023 - 617174   
   Notice number in OJ S:    2023/S 000 - 031631
   Date of dispatch of the original notice: 26/10/2023

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

      VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority    
      
      VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1
                                    
         Section Number: IV.2.2          
         Place of text to be modified: Time Limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate          
         Instead of:
         Date: 01/12/2023         
         Local Time: 14:00          
         Read:
         Date: 15/12/2023         
         Local Time: 14:00                   
   
VII.2) Other 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:
https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Amplifiers./5RX8BSZ2QR

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/respond/5RX8BSZ2QR


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