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Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Moore
Telephone: +44 1235466226
NUTS code: UKJ14

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Fusion research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Supply and maintenance of a tension-torsion test rig

Reference number: T/TM037/18
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is constructing a new facility (the Materials Technology Laboratory) to test advanced materials for use in fusion power or other extreme environments.

As part of this facility we require a test rig that can apply both tension and torsion forces to materials under test. Our indicative parameters are shown below, these will be reviewed as part of the process and may be subject to change after discussion with suppliers:

Max load (tension): 15-25 kN

Max load (torsion): >45 Nm equal or less than 100 Nm

Max load (tension-torsion fatigue): 10-15 kN

Delivery, installation and maintenance will also be required for this rig.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:

Culham Science Centre



OX14 3DB

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful supplier shall provide a tension-torsion materials test rig that provides the following parameters, these will be reviewed as part of the process and may be subject to change after discussion with suppliers:

Max load (tension): 15-25 kN – Higher than this is acceptable, but the rig should maintain adequate sensitivity and control of the load in the lower region <10 kN (Possibly with interchangeable load cells)

Max load (torsion): >45 Nm equal or less than 100 Nm

Max load (tension-torsion fatigue): 10-15 kN This value is for tension only, fully reversed. The current plan for the tension-torsion fatigue testing is to run it in displacement controlled, not strain controlled.

Frequency (fatigue testing): < 1 Hz Mostly 0,1 – 1 Hz mostly, but wider wanted. No skip through 0 position or coupling problems highly preferred. Not dependent on position of actuators on the rig.

Rotational range: +/-10˚: Greater range preferable but only slightly so. Most testing should be significantly below this threshold.

Rig height: < 3,3 m

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 03/09/2018
End: 05/09/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
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: 11/09/2018
Local time: 12:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

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Tender Details
StatusContract notice
ProcurementCompetitive procedure with negotiation
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Date Published10th Aug 2018
Reference2018/S 153-350506
Main ActivitiesOther
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