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UK SBS PR19075 NSTF Mass Properties Testing Equipment

**The final date and time for the submission of bids is 24/08/2020 at 11:00 BST.** DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal. Brief Description of Requirement : This requirement is for the design, manufacture and installation of the Mass Properties Testing Equipment to be used to measure the mass properties of a satellite, satellite dispenser or subsystem 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 PR19075 Specification document (and any other associated documentation). The NSTF is a new facility for the environmental testing of complete satellites and large sub-assemblies. It is being funded by the UK Government, developed and operated by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory(RAL) Space, and will provide comprehensive space AIV (Assembly, Integration and Verification) /AIT (Assembly, Integration and Test ) facilities for both new and existing space companies. RAL Space requires an equipment to measure the mass properties of a satellite, satellite dispenser or subsystem (referred to as the Instrument Under Test (IUT)). A typical satellite structure comprises lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb elements supporting fuel tanks, payload and propulsion systems. A large volume of air will be enclosed within this structure whilst under test. The Contracting Authority wishes to purchase Mass Properties Testing Equipment with a minimum configuration of MP23, as explained in the specification, and desirable configurations of MP24 and MP25 as optional upgrades. Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the Document Uploads tab within the Delta eSourcing Portal. How to Apply UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: and the follow the instructions to 'Login' Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 9MN7U7W3WA 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 Authorities control.


Major Projects
North Star House

Contract value: 800000-1800000

Published: 2 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 24 Aug 2020