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Controller unit [detailed design and manufacture of remote handling boom interface control cubicles including associated hardware and software]
Purchaser: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
28/08/2015 S166 Member states - Supply contract - Prior Information Notice - Not applicable
United Kingdom-Abingdon: Controller unit
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Name, addresses and contact point(s)
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
Contact point(s): Contracts Officer
For the attention of: Ben Grainger
OX14 3DB Abingdon
Telephone: +44 1235465315
Fax: +44 1235466859
General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-atomic-energy.org.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
Other: fusion research
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:
Detailed design and Manufacture of Remote Handling Boom Interface Control Cubicles including associated hardware and software.
Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKJ14
Information on framework agreement
Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The UK Atomic Energy Authority is a non departmental government body carrying out research into the potential of nuclear fusion as a future source of energy.
Electrical/Electronic Engineering design resource is required to support the Enhancement of the Remote Handling equipment deployed on the Joint European Torus (JET) machine.
The Octant 1 and Octant 5 Remote Handling Boom Integrated Control Cubicles (SBIC & BIC) are distributed controllers that provide a C & I provision to the Octant 1 and Octant 5 Booms supporting a range of bespoke electro-mechanical devices mounted on the Booms, and a highly dextrous remotely controlled manipulator incorporating bi-lateral, force feedback. Several smaller devices and auxiliary tools are also monitored and controlled.
From a supplied Requirements Specification, the following Services are required:
— The detailed design, manufacture and supply of two control cubicles that contain electrical and mechanical items and associated basic (PLC type) software which will replace the existing two cubicles that are now obsolete.
— Selection and supervision of an equipment builder(s) to provide new equipment (if not within the Contractor's capability).
— Project Management.
— Provision of Quality assurance.
— Factory and Site Acceptance Tests of the supplied control cubicles.
— Provision of Documentation Package, including design calculations, drawings, schematics, Bill of Materials and an Operation and Maintenance manual.
The Contractor is expected to work in close cooperation with the Authority engineers throughout all phases of the supply.
The contractor will need to demonstrate previous experience in the supply of the following.
— Integration of new I/O systems with legacy plant.
— Designing and working with Beckhoff hardware / EtherCAT.
This PIN has been published to enable market research to commence to asses the reaction of the market to the proposed requirement and review available technologies. The Authority will conduct a dialogue with the marketplace. This may result in a call for competition based on the content of the requirement achieved through the dialogue.
This contract is divided into lots: no
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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
Information on general regulatory framework
Date of dispatch of this notice:
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