The final date and time for the submission of bids is 26/08/2020 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 Building work is currently underway at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site for the EPAC facility. EPAC will be applied to short pulse high power applications with its 10 Hertz Petawatt Laser. EPAC will provide a step-change in capabilities for laser-driven accelerator research in the UK, enabling a plasma wakefield accelerator facility with multi-GeV electron beams and spatially coherent x-ray and gamma-ray beams for cutting edge experiments in plasma physics, laboratory astrophysics and condensed matter and material science. EPAC will bring together world-leading interdisciplinary expertise to develop and apply novel, laser based, non-conventional accelerators and particle sources which have unique properties. UKRI, The Contracting Authority, wishes to purchase a minimum of one set of large aperture, uncoated, yterrbium-doped (Yb:YAG) ceramic gain media for use in a high energy laser amplifier system as part of the EPAC Project. The minimum scope of the contract is for the manufacture, polishing, optical testing, certification and delivery of a single set of gain media, comprising a total of six slabs, to the specifications detailed, with the ability to purchase up to an additional 3 sets at a later date. The estimated value for one set of gain media is £165,000 - £220,000 excl. VAT. Please note, the Contracting Authority have a maximum available budget of £280,000 excl. VAT for one set of gain media. Including the options for up to an additional three sets of gain media, the total estimated value of the opportunity is £660,000 - £880,000 excl. VAT. 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. This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the RFP document. 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 https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com 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: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com 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: AZZVYS327Q 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.
Contract value: 165000-880000
Published: 22 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 26 Aug 2020
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