UKAEA RACE - Enhancements to Robot Planning Tools

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-031154
Publication date: 14 December 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Science Centre

Abingdon

OX14 3DB

Contact

Phil Perkins

Email

phil.perkins@ukaea.uk

Telephone

+44 1235467147

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKJ14 - 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=41561&B=UK

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=41561&B=UK

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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

UKAEA RACE - Enhancements to Robot Planning Tools

Reference number

T-DB177-21

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 72230000 - Custom software development services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

With rapidly advancing capability emerging from the field of robotic technology and systems engineering, UKAEA are seeking services to deliver innovation in order to enhance performance of planning tools in terms of accuracy, speed, and useability. It is expected that the supplier would work closely with the central team at UKAEA throughout delivery.

The outputs of this work will be:

• A software-based, proof-of-principle that captures the requirements stated above.

• A system demonstration

• Report summarising novel techniques

• Report summarising performance enhancements beyond state of the art

• A user manual.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £200,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
  • 72262000 - Software development services
  • 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKJ14 - Oxfordshire
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

With rapidly advancing capability emerging from the field of robotic technology and systems engineering, UKAEA are seeking services to deliver innovation in order to enhance performance of planning tools in terms of accuracy, speed, and useability. It is expected that the supplier would work closely with the central team at UKAEA throughout delivery.

The outputs of this work will be:

• A software-based, proof-of-principle that captures the requirements stated above.

• A system demonstration

• Report summarising novel techniques

• Report summarising performance enhancements beyond state of the art

• A user manual.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £200,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

18

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.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions

Refer to Procurement Documents for information.

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria

Refer to Procurement Documents for information.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Refer to Procurement Documents for information.

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria

Refer to Procurement Documents for information.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Refer to Procurement Documents for information.

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Refer to Procurement Documents for information.


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-001624

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date

26 January 2022

Local time

12:00pm

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English

four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 29 April 2022

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

26 January 2022

Local time

12:00pm


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Science Centre

Abingdon

OX14 3DB

Country

United Kingdom

Internet address

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

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Science Centre

Abingdon

OX14 3DB

Country

United Kingdom

Internet address

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

six.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the authority before a contract is entered into applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request. Additional debriefing and that information have to be provided within a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be sought from the contact named in this notice.

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Any such action must be brought promptly.

(generally within 3 months).

six.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Science Centre

Abingdon

OX14 3DB

Country

United Kingdom

Internet address

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