Published date: 1 December 2021

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


Closing: 25 January 2022, 11am

Contract summary

Industry

  • Specialist optical instruments - 38636000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£500,000

Procurement reference

BIP639487117

Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

25 January 2022

Closing time

11am

Contract start date

4 March 2022

Contract end date

1 March 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

The European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), currently under construction in Chile, will be the world's largest telescope operating in the visible and infrared wavelength domain. It is part of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), an inter-governmental research organization.
METIS is an imager and spectrometer for the (ELT), operating at wavelengths of 2.7 micron to around 14 micron.
The integral field unit (IFU) is an all reflective image slicing IFU with 28 slices. It is intended that the optical components of the IFU will be manufactured using single point diamond machining to generate the multiple mirror facets on monolithic components.


More information

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How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer

Address

https://www.ukri.org/
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Swindon
SN2 1FL
UK

Telephone

+441235446553

Email

Elizabeth.Gage@ukri.org