Remote-control equipment


  1. Section I
    1. Name and addresses
      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
      Culham Science Centre
      OX14 3DB
      United Kingdom
      Telephone: +44 1235466252
      Fax: +44 1235466859
    2. Joint procurement
    3. Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
      Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned addressto the abovementioned address
    4. Type of the contracting authority:
      Body governed by public law
    5. Main activity:
      Other activity: Fusion Research
  2. Section II
    1. Scope of the procurement:
      1. Title:

        Spatial Snake Robot

        Reference number: T/AS072/17
      2. Main CPV code:
      3. Type of contract:
      4. Short description:

        Provision of a Spatial Snake Robot.

      5. Estimated total value:

      6. Information about lots:
        This contract is divided into lots: no
    2. Description
      1. Title:
      2. Additional CPV code(s):
        42400000, 42997000, 42997300
      3. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB.

      4. Description of the procurement:

        The UK Atomic Energy Authority is a Non-Departmental Public Body carrying out research into the potential of nuclear fusion as a future source of energy and manages the UK & European Fusion Programme through its research arm Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) in Oxfordshire.

        RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is one of UKAEA’s recent investments in Remote Handling technology at their site in Culham. Along with the creation of RACE, UKAEA has invested in a new building which was opened in June 2016. This new facility is enabling RACE to take on more outside contracts, applying the knowledge of its engineers to Remote Handling challenges in various fields.

        As part of its ongoing development activities RACE is expanding its toolbox of robotic devices to widen and strengthen its capabilities in Robotics and Remote Handling. One of the key pieces of equipment required for the RACE toolbox is a Spatial Snake Manipulator.

        Tenderers should be aware that the UK Atomic Energy Authority will not proceed with awarding the contract unless the tenderer meets the full scope of the requirements.

        Potential Tenders should download the Tender documents from the link contained in Section I. 3 and provide all the information requested.

      5. Award criteria:
        Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
      6. Estimated value:

      7. Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:

        Start: 2018-02-14
        End: 2021-03-31
        This contract is subject to renewal: no
      8. Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
      9. Information about variants:
        Variants will be accepted: no
      10. Information about options:
        Options: no
      11. Information about electronic catalogues:

      12. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      13. Additional information:
  3. Section III
    1. Conditions for participation:
      1. Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
        List and brief description of conditions:

        Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

      2. Economic and financial standing:
        Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      3. Technical and professional ability:
        Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      4. Information about reserved contracts:
    2. Conditions related to the contract:
      1. Information about a particular profession:
        Contract performance conditions:

        As outlined within the Invitation to Tender.

      2. 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
  4. Section IV
  5. Description:
    1. Type of procedure:
      Open procedure
    2. Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system:
    3. Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue:
    4. Information about negotiation:
    5. Information about electronic auction:
    6. Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
  6. Administrative information:
    1. Previous publication concerning this procedure:
    2. Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
      Date: 2018-02-07
      Local time: 12:00
    3. Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
    4. Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
    5. Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
      (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
    6. Conditions for opening of tenders:
      Date: 2018-02-07
      Local time: 12:00
  1. Information about recurrence
    This is a recurrent procurement: no
  2. Information about electronic workflows
  3. Additional information
  4. Procedures for review
    1. Review body
      United Kingdom Atomice Energy Authority
      Culham Science Centre
      OX14 3DB
      United Kingdom
      Contact person: OX14 3DB
    2. Body responsible for mediation procedures

    3. Review procedure
    4. Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

  5. Date of dispatch of this notice

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