Industrial 3D Computed Tomography Scanner – Early Engagement

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

1. Title: Industrial 3D Computed Tomography Scanner
2. Awarding Authority:
Ministry of Defence
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Porton Down, Salisbury
Contact: Ollie Kell
3. Contract Type:
4. Description: The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory have a potential requirement for an Industrial 3D Computed Tomography Scanner including delivery, installation, maintenance and training with associated IT and software system to process data. The computed tomography scanner must have an industrial configuration capable of producing volumetric (3D) data in a non-proprietary format derived from samples more than 1.5m long and 300mm diameter and exceeding 150kg. There will be specific requirements as part of this procurement process for suppliers to evidence they meet UK Regulations relating to radiation safety, explosives safety in addition to other UK legislation.
5. CPV Codes:
33115100 – CT scanners
6. NUTS Codes: UKK15
7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: South West
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Not Provided
10. Start Date:
11. End Date:
12. Closing Date:
13. Other Information:
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The purpose of this PIN is to provide potential suppliers with advanced notification of our potential future procurement and to encourage them to register as a Supplier on the Defence Sourcing Portal –

The following are indicative dates for the different stages of this procurement:

Issue Find a Tender Service and UK Contracts Finder Contracts Notice – Mid to End of March 2022

Pre-qualification submission date – Late April to Early May 2022

Issue of Invitation to Tender – Early to Mid June 2022

Invitation to Tender Response – Mid to Late July 2022

Contract Award – Late September to Early October 2022

These are indicative dates and are provided for information only. DSTL reserve the right to alter these if required, but any such changes will comply with timescales in accordance with the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR).

The assessment of the quality of the submissions at the Invitation To Tender (ITT) stage will likely include a requirement to produce volumetric data of several sections of a Test Phantom which incorporates physical features of various sizes. The Test Phantom testing equipment will be provided for a specified time period during the ITT stage to each supplier to produce scans. The volumetric data will then be evaluated as detailed in the ITT.
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