United Kingdom-Porton Down: Industrial 3D Computed Tomography Scanner

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom
Publication Ref: (2022/S 000-000570/EN)
Nature of contract:
Procedure: Not applicable

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name addresses and contact point(s):
Ministry of Defence
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Porton Down, Salisbury
Postal code: SP4 0JQ
United Kingdom
For the attention of: Kell Oliver
Email: okell@dstl.gov.uk
Internet Address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2) Type of the contracting authority:
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3) Main activity:
I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II: Object of the contract:
II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Industrial 3D Computed Tomography Scanner
II.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.3) Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement:NO
II.4) Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
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.
Lots: The contract is divided into lots: No
II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
II.6) Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.7) Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2) Conditions for participation
III.2.1) Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no.
VI.2) Additional information

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.

VI.3) Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice: 7.1.2022

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