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Procurement Notice Details

Metal-working machining centre [fabrication and treatment of high beta cavities - es project]
UK and Sweden

Purchaser: Science and Technology Facilities Council

09/02/2018 S28 - - Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure
I.II.III.IV.VI.
United Kingdom-Swindon: Metal-working machining centre

2018/S 028-060554

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU
Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)
Name and addresses
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Allan Norman
Telephone: +44 1793867417
E-mail: allan.norman@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.uksbs.co.uk

I.2)
Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)
Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN21FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):

Main address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Swindon
United Kingdom
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):

Main address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris

I.4)
Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Science & Technology Facilities Council
I.5)
Main activity
Other activity: Science & Technology Facilities Council
Section II: Object

II.1)
Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)
Title:
Fabrication and Treatment of High Beta Cavities

Reference number: UKSBSPR17157
II.1.2)
Main CPV code
42638000
II.1.3)
Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)
Short description:
As part of the UK In Kind Contribution, STFC is responsible for delivering 84 tested high-β dressed elliptical cavities capable of achieving 22.9 MV/m at 704 MHz, with a Qo better than 5 x 109, which will be installed in 21 high-β cryomodules, 4 cavities per cryomodule.

This tender is for the procurement of the superconducting cavities of the high-β section at 704.42 MHz of the proton LINAC for the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Cavities are to be equipped with the He-tank and will be produced ready to be RF tested. STFC will provide the Niobium material.

STFC may wish to purchase the following optional extras after initial order placement.

1. 4 additional cavities.

2. 5 additional repetitions of the final BCP

3. 20 additional repetitions of the HPR cycle

II.1.5)
Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 700 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)
Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)
Description
II.2.1)
Title:
II.2.2)
Additional CPV code(s)
45255400
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD61
Main site or place of performance:
Daresbury, Warrington.

II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre based on the world’s most powerful neutron source and is currently under construction at Lund, Sweden. This new facility will be around 30 times brighter than today's leading facilities, enabling new opportunities for researchers in the fields of life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics.

As part of the UK In Kind Contribution, STFC is responsible for delivering 84 tested high-β dressed elliptical cavities capable of achieving 22.9 MV/m at 704 MHz, with a Qo better than 5 x 109, which will be installed in 21 high-β cryomodules, 4 cavities per cryomodule.

This tender is for the procurement of the superconducting cavities of the high-β section at 704.42 MHz of the proton LINAC for the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Cavities are to be equipped with the He-tank and will be produced ready to be RF tested. STFC will provide the Niobium material.

STFC may wish to purchase the following optional extras after initial order placement.

1. 4 additional cavities.

2. 5 additional repetitions of the final BCP

3. 20 additional repetitions of the HPR cycle

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: 9 700 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)
Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:
STFC may wish to purchase the following optional extras after initial order placement.

1. 4 additional cavities.

2. 5 additional repetitions of the final BCP

3. 20 additional repetitions of the HPR cycle

II.2.12)
Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)
Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)
Additional information
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
III.1.2)
Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)
Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)
Information about reserved contracts
III.2)
Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)
Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)
Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)
Description
IV.1.1)
Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)
Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)
Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)
Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)
Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)
Administrative information
IV.2.1)
Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/03/2018
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)
Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Duration in months: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)
Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/03/2018
Local time: 14:00
Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)
Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)
Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)
Additional information:
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right.

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.

Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders UK Shared Business Services Ltd are able to accept unstructured electronic invoicing.

VI.4)
Procedures for review
VI.4.1)
Review body
UK Shared Business Services Limited
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.2)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)
Review procedure
VI.4.4)
Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address:www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)
Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/02/2018


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