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UK Shared Business Services: UK SBS PR20030 NSTF EMC AMPLIFIER SUBSYSTEM

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Notice Summary
Title: UK SBS PR20030 NSTF EMC AMPLIFIER SUBSYSTEM
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: UK Shared Business Services
Nature of contract: Supplies
Procedure: Open
Short Description: This requirement is for the design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of the RF Amplifier Subsystem to be used at Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber (EMC) at The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20030 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).
Published: 14/05/2020 11:00

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UK-SWINDON: Microwave radio equipment.
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
             Contact: Major Projects
             Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
             NUTS Code: UKJ14
      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: No.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-SWINDON:-Amplifiers./7B33RY34ED
      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: UK SBS PR20030 NSTF EMC AMPLIFIER SUBSYSTEM       
      Reference Number: UK SBS PR20030
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      31711423 - Microwave radio equipment.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: This requirement is for the design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of the RF Amplifier Subsystem to be used at Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber (EMC) at The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20030 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 500,000       
      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 National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) is a new facility for the environmental testing of complete satellites and large sub-assemblies which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC). It is being funded by the UK Government, developed and operated by RAL Space, and will provide comprehensive space AIV/AIT facilities for both new and existing space companies. One of the main facilities is an anechoic chamber which will be used to perform electromagnetic compatibility tests.

Most of the EMC equipment required to perform radiated E-field susceptibility tests has already been procured. The RF amplifiers are the last procurement items and the aim of this specification is for the successful bidder to propose a suitable rack mounted, integrated amplifier system which minimises reconfiguration time.

The RF amplifier system must cover the frequency range between 1GHz – 40GHz and shall be compatible with signal generator and dual directional couplers already procured.

The system shall include a switchable input, requiring only one connection between the signal generator and the switch and four connections between the switch and the individual amplifiers.

The amplifier subsystem shall be mounted in a 19” rack before delivery.

The requirement detailed in the specification is for the system design, manufacture and delivery of the RF amplifier subsystem comprising of the following items:

1.Amplifier 1GHz-6GHz
2.Amplifier 6GHz-18GHz
3.Amplifier 18GHz-26.5GHz
4.Amplifier 26.5GHz-40GHz
5.Input switch
6.Interconnecting cable (between signal generator and input switch)
7.Interconnecting cable (between switch and each individual amplifier)
8.Power distribution for items 1,2,3,4,5 and signal generator (Keysight N5183B)
9.19” rack - to mount items 1 through to 8 and free issued items
10.Document deliverables

This requirement is for the design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of the RF Amplifier Subsystem to be used at Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber (EMC) at The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20030 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Criteria below
            Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
                        
            Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
                              
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 500,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 04/08/2020 / End: 30/06/2021       
      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:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      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: Not provided       


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: 24/06/2020 Time: 11:00
            
      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: 24/06/2020
         Time: 11:00
      

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 Yes       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   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:-Microwave-radio-equipment./7B33RY34ED

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/7B33RY34ED
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             UK Shared Business Services Ltd
       Polaris House, SWINDON, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: policy@uksbs.co.uk
       Internet address: http://www.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: 14/05/2020

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UK-SWINDON: Microwave radio equipment.

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
       Contact: Major Projects
       Main Address: https://www.ukri.org/
       NUTS Code: UKJ14

   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: No

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

   I.5) Main activity:
      Other activity: Research

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: UK SBS PR20030 NSTF EMC AMPLIFIER SUBSYSTEM            
      Reference number: UK SBS PR20030

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         31711423 - Microwave radio equipment.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES

      II.1.4) Short description: This requirement is for the design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of the RF Amplifier Subsystem to be used at Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber (EMC) at The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20030 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 425,533
                  
         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 National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) is a new facility for the environmental testing of complete satellites and large sub-assemblies which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC). It is being funded by the UK Government, developed and operated by RAL Space, and will provide comprehensive space AIV/AIT facilities for both new and existing space companies. One of the main facilities is an anechoic chamber which will be used to perform electromagnetic compatibility tests.

Most of the EMC equipment required to perform radiated E-field susceptibility tests has already been procured. The RF amplifiers are the last procurement items and the aim of this specification is for the successful bidder to propose a suitable rack mounted, integrated amplifier system which minimises reconfiguration time.

The RF amplifier system must cover the frequency range between 1GHz – 40GHz and shall be compatible with signal generator and dual directional couplers already procured.

The system shall include a switchable input, requiring only one connection between the signal generator and the switch and four connections between the switch and the individual amplifiers.

The amplifier subsystem shall be mounted in a 19” rack before delivery.

The requirement detailed in the specification is for the system design, manufacture and delivery of the RF amplifier subsystem comprising of the following items:

1.Amplifier 1GHz-6GHz
2.Amplifier 6GHz-18GHz
3.Amplifier 18GHz-26.5GHz
4.Amplifier 26.5GHz-40GHz
5.Input switch
6.Interconnecting cable (between signal generator and input switch)
7.Interconnecting cable (between switch and each individual amplifier)
8.Power distribution for items 1,2,3,4,5 and signal generator (Keysight N5183B)
9.19” rack - to mount items 1 through to 8 and free issued items
10.Document deliverables

This requirement is for the design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of the RF Amplifier Subsystem to be used at Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber (EMC) at The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is currently under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), full details of which are contained in the UK SBS PR20030 Specification document (and any other associated documentation).

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
      Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
                  
      Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
            

      II.2.11) Information about options
         Options: 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
         

      II.2.14) Additional information: Not Provided


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 96-230674
      
   

   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: UK SBS PR20030    
   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: 24/08/2020

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 5
         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)
             AR United Kingdom Ltd, 01967634
             Unit 8 Madingley Court, Chippenham Drive, Kingston, Milton Keynes, MK10 0BZ, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKJ12
            The contractor is an SME: Yes

      V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
         Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 425,533
         Currency: GBP

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

   VI.3) Additional information: ***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN AWARD NOTICE, NOT A CALL FOR COMPETITION*** 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=525112723

   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          UK Shared Business Services Ltd
          Polaris House, SWINDON, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: policy@uksbs.co.uk
          Internet address: http://www.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: 11/09/2020