Vacuum Pumping Challenges - RFI

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-002045
Publication date: 2 February 2021

F01: Prior information notice

Prior information only

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Science Centre

Abingdon

OX14 3DB

Contact

Robert Boston

Email

robert.boston@ukaea.uk

Telephone

+44 1235467082

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKJ1 - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

National registration number

N/A

Internet address(es)
Main address

http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

Buyer's address

https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/72814

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=36443&B=UK

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Fusion Research


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Vacuum Pumping Challenges - RFI

Reference number

T/RB015/21

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 42122450 - Vacuum pumps
two.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

two.1.4) Short description

The purpose of this RFI is to start the engagement with vacuum manufacturers and suppliers to understand the state-of-the-art of vacuum pumps and research activities that would facilitate UKAEA’s vacuum design activities for the STEP programme.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £500,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 42152000 - Parts of nuclear reactors
  • 73200000 - Research and development consultancy services
  • 73220000 - Development consultancy services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes

UKJ1 - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The purpose of this RFI is to start the engagement with vacuum manufacturers and suppliers to understand the state-of-the-art of vacuum pumps and research activities that would facilitate UKAEA’s vacuum design activities for the STEP programme.

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 April 2021


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes