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Opportunity Type Private Sector
Opportunity Method Contract Opportunity
Notice Type Notice
Nature of Opportunity Works
Contract Description:

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.
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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
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; 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)
* Please note that there will be no extensions to the deadline for returns except in
exceptional circumstances

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Response Deadline 11-09-20 12:00