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Buying Organisation ILL
Opportunity Type Private Sector
Opportunity Method Future Opportunity
Notice Type Notice
Nature of Opportunity Works
Contract Description:

Brief Description

  • The high flux reactor of the Institute Max von Laue-Paul Langevin (ILL) produces neutrons for scientific research. They are guided through coated glass tubes from the reactor to the experiments. It is necessary to close the neutron beam either to work on the neutron guide and instruments, or for safety.
  • This specification concerns the supply of a shutter made of carbon steel and lead. This equipment will be one of the barriers between the reactor and the outside world, which means that it is subject to very strict quality control during the manufacturing process. The main body is built from steel in which will be cast pure lead. The preliminary consultation of suppliers will describe the details for the fabrication of the lead shutter.
  • Please find further information attached.
  • Drawings have not been provided but will be sent to companies if they are selected by ILL to receive the full technical specification.

How to Participate

STFC has been asked to recommend UK companies that could respond to this tender.

If you are interested in this project, please contact Eileen Forsey on or 07546 310469 by 23 September 2020.

Budget/Tech Spec

This tender is valued below 50K EUR.

ILL releases advance tender information in order to identify interested companies at an early stage. STFC is asked to put forward UK companies who can respond. Company details are passed to ILL and they contact selected companies with the full specification when the tender is released. Full technical information for this tender is due to be released on 26 September 2020.


ILL – Grenoble, France. For more information on ILL, please visit

Response Deadline 26-09-20 00:00
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