Published date: 18 March 2022

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: 29 April 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • Industry specific software package - 48100000

  • Industrial control software package - 48150000

    • Image-processing software package - 48328000

    • Analytical or scientific software package - 48461000

    • Emulation software package - 48518000

    • Real-time operating system software package - 48627000

    • Miscellaneous software package and computer systems - 48900000

    • Training software package - 48931000

    • Drivers and system software package - 48960000

    • Development software package - 48983000

    • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

    • Programming services of application software - 72212000

    • Industry specific software development services - 72212100

    • Industrial control software development services - 72212150

    • Image-processing software development services - 72212328

    • Analytical or scientific software development services - 72212461

    • Communication software development services - 72212510

    • IT software development services - 72212517

    • Emulation software development services - 72212518

    • Real time operating system software development services - 72212670

    • Software development services utilities - 72212700

    • Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems - 72212900

    • Software integration consultancy services - 72227000

    • Custom software development services - 72230000

    • Software-related services - 72260000

    • Software development services - 72262000

    • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

OX14 3DB

Value of contract

£0 to £255,000

Procurement reference


Published date

18 March 2022

Closing date

29 April 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 June 2022

Contract end date

31 August 2023

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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As part of the LongOps project, it is required to develop decision support tools capable of helping de-risking operations and supporting training in teleoperated decommissioning tasks involving the detection and pose estimation of objects and debris within nuclear facilities. In recent years the use of Machine Learning (ML) techniques such as object detection, object classification, segmentation, semantic information extraction from images and videos, denoising, etc. has yielded important results in terms of visual and other sensory perception. However, this requires significant volumes of relevant, high-quality annotated data to achieve adequate levels of performance.

UKAEA wishes to procure the collection, evaluation, processing, and annotation of data gathered from nuclear-related sites and/or similar scenarios. Such data consists primarily of 2D images and 3D point clouds, although other types of data such as temperature, radiation, pressure, etc. may also be considered. The annotated data will then be used to, but not limited to, train machine learning models to perform tasks such as, object detection and classification, semantic and instance segmentation, etc. In addition, this data will be used to develop, evaluate, and validate change detection and anomaly estimation algorithms.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ben Oborne


Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB