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Procurement Notice Details
Industrial robots [field robotics facility]
Purchaser: University of Sheffield
22/08/2015 S162 Member states - Supply contract - Prior Information Notice - Not applicable
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Industrial robots
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Ms Y. Everitt
S10 2TN Sheffield
Telephone: +44 1142222173
General address of the contracting authority: www.shef.ac.uk/procurement
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
206/YE Field robotics facility.
Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
University of Sheffield.
NUTS code UKE32
Information on framework agreement
Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Market sounding exercise
The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Robotics is looking to equip a showcase Field Robotics Facility. This facility will be for the development and testing of robotic and autonomous technologies for applications in outdoor, unstructured or unsafe environments including agriculture, civil nuclear, space, deep mining, oil and gas, search and rescue, infrastructure, construction.
In particular we will be looking for:
1) Measurement, sensing and monitoring of autonomous air and ground vehicles: examples include motion capture, monitoring position and location of mobile multi-robot platforms, 3-D LIDAR, differential GPS;
2) Imaging devices and set-ups: examples include digital cameras, high-speed cameras, thermal and infra-red cameras;
3) Condition monitoring (light, weather, etc);
4) Communications: RF and communications infrastructures, hyperspectral imaging;
5) Controlled environment setups (dust, smoke, radio maze, light, domestic setups);
In addition to the above, we are looking to source a fully-equipped mobile laboratory to transport relevant equipment (above — measurement, sensing, monitoring, imaging, condition monitoring, comms) to external test sites, and to process data in the field.
We will also be looking to source robotic platforms for Field Robotics applications, including those suited to working outdoors: Unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, robotic arms, tolls for telepresence and variably autonomous operation.
This is not a call for tenders or a pre-qualification exercise. It is a market sounding exercise to provide advance information of requirements and open a dialogue with the supply chain. We are seeking information that will help inform the strategy, design and specifications for a forthcoming tender(s) for the above facility.
Interested parties are invited to Express an Interest via the University"s e-tendering website, under project reference 206/YE/PIN.
This contract is divided into lots: no
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
42997300, 42000000, 38400000, 38800000, 38000000, 38300000, 38970000
Scheduled date for start of award procedures
Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Conditions relating to the contract
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Conditions for participation
Information about reserved contracts
Section VI: Complementary information
Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
To participate in this market sounding exercise, please log in to In-tend and register under project 206/YE/PIN:
Information on general regulatory framework
Date of dispatch of this notice:
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