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

    • 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

    • 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 £240,000

Procurement reference


Published date

18 March 2022

Closing date

29 April 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

22 June 2022

Contract end date

30 November 2023

Contract type

Service contract

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 de-risking virtual tools such as a digital-twin systems linked to a real system interacting directly with the real world. In order to maintain an accurate, up-to-date digital twin, it is necessary to sense the real environment in real-time using a variety of sensors of different types, to compile an accurate combined model of the environment virtually, and to present this information to the operator in the most effective manner. Due to the effects of radiation and other inherent qualities of sensing devices, the data retrieved is expected to be inexact. Characteristics such as noise, reliability, confidence interval, linearity, etc., may affect the estimation of the digital-twin state.

UKAEA wishes to procure innovative solutions for the development of novel, cutting-edge sensor data integration and perception techniques to support the de-risking of operations using digital twins.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ben Oborne


Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB