Published date: 23 June 2022

Last edited date: 24 June 2022

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 28 July 2022, 11am

Contract summary


  • Optical instruments - 38600000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 June 2022

Closing date

28 July 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

28 September 2022

Contract end date

26 September 2031

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Text to be corrected in the original notice:
Place of text to be modified: Time limit for receipt of tender or requests to participate
Instead of: 28 July 2022
Time: 11:00
Read New: 30 August 2022
Time: 11:00
Other additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
The LISA concept for directly detecting the oscillating strain in spacetime caused by gravitational waves shares the scheme used in all laser interferometer-based gravitational wave detectors: The passage of the wave is detected by measuring the time-varying changes of optical pathlength between test masses isolated from all forces other than gravitational waves.

The project draws on experience gleaned from the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, a pioneering mission to test the LISA concept and demonstrate key concepts and technologies. A key technology to the LISA mission is performing interferometry with hydroxide catalysis bonded optics and this was demonstrated on LPF.

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North Star Avenue