***Please NOTE: This tender will close for the receipt of bids on Monday 23 July 2018 at 14.00 GMT.*** UK Research and Innovation. Operating across the whole of the UK and with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation represents the largest reform of the research and innovation funding landscape in the last 50 years. As an independent non-departmental public body UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) plus Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. UK Research and Innovation ensures the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. This is done by creating the best environment for research and innovation to flourish. For more information, please visit: www.ukri.org STFC/RAL Space is designing and building the Radiometric Calibration Test Rig (RCTR) for the MicroWave Sounder (MWS) instrument to be flown on the MetOp Second Generation mission. As part of RAL Space project MWS, an RF target assemblies need to be fabricated, which requires joining of several components by use of appropriate welding technology. RAL Space are interested in using Electron Beam (EB) welding for this particular set of assemblies. One of the critical parts of the project is high quality welding near temperature sensitive components, for which precise knowledge on welding spot area temperature distribution is required in order not to damage sensitive epoxy layer during welding. In order to proof the welding procedure and the welding quality of the assembly, welding trials will be required to verify the quality and the optimum welding parameters to be used for welding of all the final components of several RF target assemblies." Terms and Conditions. Bidders are to note that any requested modifications to the Contracting Authority Terms and Conditions on the grounds of statutory and legal matters only, shall be raised as a formal clarification during the permitted clarification period. ***DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE BUYER*** Note : Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation "to apply directly to the buyer" as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authority's control "
North Star House
Contract value: 45000-55000
Published: 2 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 23 Jul 2018
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