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UK Shared Business Services: UKSBS PR20019 Fibre Front End Seed Source

  UK Shared Business Services is using Delta eSourcing to run this tender exercise

Notice Summary
Title: UKSBS PR20019 Fibre Front End Seed Source
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: UK Shared Business Services
Nature of contract: Supplies
Procedure: Open
Short Description: The Contracting Authority are seeking to procure the of a minimum of one fibre seed source for use in a high energy laser amplifier system as part of the Extreme Photonics and Applications Centre (EPAC) Project. The tender documentation describes the technical specification for Tender Reference PR20019 to provide a fibre seed source that is capable of producing shaped ns-pulses to seed an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier chain capable of producing 150J at 10Hz at the output.
Published: 22/05/2020 12:25

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UK-Swindon: Lasers.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             UK Research and Innovation
             Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk
             Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
             NUTS Code: UKK14
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Lasers./79C4ARPP8C
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: UKSBS PR20019 Fibre Front End Seed Source       
      Reference Number: UKSBS PR20019
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      38636100 - Lasers.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: The Contracting Authority are seeking to procure the of a minimum of one fibre seed source for use in a high energy laser amplifier system as part of the Extreme Photonics and Applications Centre (EPAC) Project.

The tender documentation describes the technical specification for Tender Reference PR20019 to provide a fibre seed source that is capable of producing shaped ns-pulses to seed an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier chain capable of producing 150J at 10Hz at the output.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 320,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKJ14 Oxfordshire
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a component Research Council of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, whose goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Building work is currently underway at UKRI’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site for the EPAC facility. EPAC will be applied to short pulse high power applications with its 10 Hertz Petawatt Laser. EPAC will provide a stepchange in capabilities for laser-driven accelerator research in the UK, enabling a plasma wakefield accelerator facility with multi-GeV electron beams and spatially coherent x-ray and gamma-ray beams for cutting edge experiments in plasma physics, laboratory astrophysics and condensed matter and material science. EPAC will bring together worldleading interdisciplinary expertise to develop and apply novel, laser based, non-conventional accelerators and particle sources which have unique properties.

UKRI, the Contracting Authority, wishes to purchase a minimum of one fibre seed source for use in a high energy laser amplifier system as part of the Extreme Photonics and Applications Centre (EPAC) Project.

The tender documentation describes the technical specification for Tender Reference PR20019 to provide a fibre seed source that is capable of producing shaped ns-pulses to seed an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier chain capable of producing 150J at 10Hz at the output. An addition one system may be chosen to be purchased at a later date.

About UK Shared Business Services.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations. For full details of our partner base please review the following link: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx

UK SBS will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and the follow the instructions to ‘Login’. Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code stated in this notice

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. 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 any supplier. 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.
      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: 320,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 6       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       Yes             
      Description of options: The option of one additional system to be purchase may be utilised within 4 years of contract commencement.
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: http://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/79C4ARPP8C       


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
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
         
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   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:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 03/07/2020 Time: 14:00
            
      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 month(s): 3
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 03/07/2020
         Time: 14:00
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Lasers./79C4ARPP8C

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/79C4ARPP8C
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             UK Shared Business Services
       Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FF, United Kingdom
       Email: policy@uksbs.co.uk
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 22/05/2020

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UK-Swindon: Lasers.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       UK Research and Innovation
       Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
       NUTS Code: UKK14

   I.2) Joint procurement:
      The contract involves joint procurement: No          
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes

   I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
      Body governed by public law

   I.5) Main activity:
      Other activity: Government funded research

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: UKSBS PR20019 Fibre Front End Seed Source            
      Reference number: UKSBS PR20019

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         38636100 - Lasers.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

      II.1.4) Short description: The Contracting Authority are seeking to procure the of a minimum of one fibre seed source for use in a high energy laser amplifier system as part of the Extreme Photonics and Applications Centre (EPAC) Project.

The tender documentation describes the technical specification for Tender Reference PR20019 to provide a fibre seed source that is capable of producing shaped ns-pulses to seed an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier chain capable of producing 150J at 10Hz at the output.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 113,800
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
      Not Provided

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKJ14 - Oxfordshire
   
      Main site or place of performance:
      Oxfordshire
             

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a component Research Council of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, whose goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Building work is currently underway at UKRI’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site for the EPAC facility. EPAC will be applied to short pulse high power applications with its 10 Hertz Petawatt Laser. EPAC will provide a stepchange in capabilities for laser-driven accelerator research in the UK, enabling a plasma wakefield accelerator facility with multi-GeV electron beams and spatially coherent x-ray and gamma-ray beams for cutting edge experiments in plasma physics, laboratory astrophysics and condensed matter and material science. EPAC will bring together worldleading interdisciplinary expertise to develop and apply novel, laser based, non-conventional accelerators and particle sources which have unique properties.

UKRI, the Contracting Authority, wishes to purchase a minimum of one fibre seed source for use in a high energy laser amplifier system as part of the Extreme Photonics and Applications Centre (EPAC) Project.

The tender documentation describes the technical specification for Tender Reference PR20019 to provide a fibre seed source that is capable of producing shaped ns-pulses to seed an ytterbium:YAG laser amplifier chain capable of producing 150J at 10Hz at the output. An addition one system may be chosen to be purchased at a later date.

About UK Shared Business Services.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations. For full details of our partner base please review the following link: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx

UK SBS will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and the follow the instructions to ‘Login’. Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code stated in this notice

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. 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 any supplier. 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.

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
       Not Provided

      II.2.11) Information about options
         Options: Yes
         Description of these options:The option of one additional system to be purchase may be utilised within 4 years of contract commencement.

      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: To respond to this opportunity please click here: http://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/79C4ARPP8C


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

   IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
      The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No       
      

   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
      An electronic auction has been used: No

   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
       Notice number in the OJEU: 2020/S 101-245060
      
   

   IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
      The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

   Contract No: PR20019    
   Lot Number: Not Provided    
   Title: Not Provided

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 18/08/2020

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 2
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received by electronic means: Not Provided

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             iXblue, France
             34 Rue De La Croix De Fer, Saint Germain en Laye, France
             NUTS Code: FR
            The contractor is an SME: No

      V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
         Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 113,800          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 113,800
         Currency: GBP

      V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
         The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No
         
Section VI: Complementary information

   VI.3) Additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=528073271

   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          UK Shared Business Services
          Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FF, United Kingdom
          Email: policy@uksbs.co.uk

      VI.4.3) Review procedure
         Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
         Not Provided

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 22/09/2020