Published date: 25 September 2020

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: 22 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Explosives detection system - 38546000

  • Cameras - 38651000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference

2666/DM -

Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

22 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

30 November 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

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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The Department of Civil Engineering is a world leader in the area of blast and ballistic effects research. Its work at the Buxton labs range from large calibre ballistics (internal and external) to full-scale blast effects. Our lab provides world leading industrial and fundamental research and its research informs excellence in teaching in the area of protection systems.

Imaging of explosive fireballs and resulting structural events requires incredibly high framing rates, we also wish to be able to conduct digital image correlation on both the expanding fireball to map the 3D features of the combustion and deformations of structural targets. This will require two ultra-high speed cameras, which will be housed outside a protective blast chamber to be constructed as part of the project.

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About the buyer

Contact name

David Middle


Western Bank


0114 2221560


Closing: 22 October 2020, 12pm