The University of Birmingham invites tenders for supply of a quantum stabilisation platform for the motion control of quantum gravimeter systems. The stabilisation platform workstation will form part of a physical demonstrator, i.e. facilities created as part of the Quantum Technologies Hub - the EPSRC funded project. This will be used to ensure vertical alignment of an atom interferometer quantum sensor during mobile operation & provide vibration isolation so that the sensor doesn't exceed its dynamic range. The equipment is an essential integral part of the sensor suite to be used in the real-world map-matching activity. The requested equipment will be integrated into the field-capable gravity gradiometer. Overall budget for this item is up to £300,000.00 excluding VAT, including delivery to the University of Birmingham, training and manuals and warranties over the length of the Quantum Technologies Hub grant i.e. 30th November 2024. P a g e | 3 This project may be funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) or; - European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) or; - Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils ___________________________________________ . KEY INFORMATION FOR TENDERERS 1.1 All main correspondence should go via the University's In-Tend website. Your tender documents and information must be submitted via In-Tend by the date and time specified; www.in-tendhost.com/universityofbirmingham. 1.2 All requests for information will be by on-line questionnaires which are "pre-loaded" onto the In-Tend system. 1.3 If you are requested to submit separate documents please follow the instructions provided on In-Tend ideally in PDF format unless otherwise requested. 1.4 In-Tend will maintain an auditable copy of any document uploaded by bidders. 1.5 Key information for this tender is highlighted below: Stage Date(s) Tender return date Friday 11th September 2020 Tender return time 12 noon Last date for clarification questions Friday 4th September 2020 Standstill Period Minimum 10 Days Procurement officer Pauline Harrison-Johnson Emergency contact number 0121 414 8541 Tender procedure used OJEU Open Tender Email address (please note the In-Tend Portal is the primary contact for this tender) P.E.Harrison@bham.ac.uk * Please note that there will be no extensions to the deadline for returns except in exceptional circumstances
Contract value: 300000
Published: 17 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 11 Sep 2020
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