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Procurement Notice Details
Carbon [manufacture of carbon-carbon fibre composite material for high heat flux and high vacuum applications]
Purchaser: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
15/12/2015 S242 - - Supplies - Prior Information Notice without call for competition - Not applicable
United Kingdom-Abingdon: Carbon
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Name, addresses and contact point(s)
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
Contact point(s): Procurement Manager
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:
Manufacture of Carbon-Carbon Fibre Composite Material for High Heat Flux and High Vacuum Applications.
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.
The Authority has a requirement for a material for high heat flux and high vacuum applications.
Potential suppliers are requested to supply details of their available grades of carbon-carbon fibre composites. Of particular interest to the Authority are:
— The thermal conductivity at 200 degrees centigrade, this should be in excess of 190 W/(mK) in at least 2 directions and in excess of 50 w/(mK) in the remaining direction;
— The flexural strength which should be above 80 MPa;
— Low thermal expansion coefficient and high density (above 1 700 kg/m3) which are an advantage;
— High-purity (less than 100 ppm impurities).
The material is required in block sizes in excess of 190 mm x 400 mm x 65 mm. Approximately, 50 pieces are required. 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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