Published date: 1 February 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 3 March 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses) - 38000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 February 2021

Closing date

3 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

31 March 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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Further to the successful development of the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) and the Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) within the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) at Brunel University London (BUL), the third phase development, the Future Metallurgy Centre (FMC), is now being established to expand this unique national facility for light metal research in processing and characterisation for fundamental research and industrial applications. Together with the EPSRC Future Liquid Metal Engineering Hub, AMCC and AMPC, the FMC will provide high performance light alloys, resource efficient manufacturing technologies and component innovations with advanced materials characterisation facilities to meet the long- and mid-term needs of UK industry.

The Ultra-High Cycle Fatigue Testing System is required to provide the versatility and high-performance solutions necessary for accurate and repeatable ultra-high cycle fatigue testing of materials at loads of up to 5 kN. The system should be configurable for stress-controlled tension-tension, tension-compression ultra-high frequency fatigue tests at ambient temperature on a range of materials including aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys, composites, steel, super alloys and more. The full system must include the load frame, controller, software, grips and fixtures, power (actuator) unit, packaging, delivery, off-loading and installation with commissioning, training and at least 5-year warranty or service with sufficient spares. It is required that the Supplier provides a complete turn-key solution according to our purpose.

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Kingston Lane


Closing: 3 March 2021, 5pm