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Machined and Fabricated Inconel components.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
Contact point(s): Contracts Officer
For the attention of: Ben Grainger
OX14 3DB Abingdon
Telephone: +44 1235466568
Fax: +44 1235466648

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Fusion Research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Machined and Fabricated Inconel components.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

NUTS code UKJ14

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The UK Atomic Energy Authority is a non departmental government body carrying out research into the potential of nuclear fusion as a future source of energy.
The Authority operates the JET and MAST fusion experiments with the aim of magnetically confining and studying the behaviour of a plasma in conditions and dimensions approaching those required in a fusion reactor.
The Authority has an ongoing requirement for components both machined and fabricated in Inconel 600, 625 and 718 and is interested in contact with companies with good quality assurance control for carrying out machining and / or fabrication in these materials. In the majority of cases, orders will be placed with components to be machined from material to be provided by the supplier. A well prepared documentation package is required with the finished items.This will contain, as a minimum, Inspection reports, material certificates and, when applicable, weld and welder qualifications to the Authority's standards.
This PIN has been published to enable market research to be undertaken to assess the available capability in the marketplace for the requirements. The Authority will conduct a dialogue with the marketplace and procurements will be subject to competitive tender exercises.
This is a voluntary PIN for requirements below the threshold for the application of the regulations for services and supply contracts. Accordinly there will not be OJEU Contract Notices for the requirements.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45255400, 14620000, 14722000, 14731000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: