Published date: 11 May 2022

Last edited date: 7 July 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: 15 July 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


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

  • Miscellaneous general and special-purpose machinery - 42900000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 May 2022

Closing date

15 July 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

2 February 2023

Contract end date

3 February 2023

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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With funding from the European Regional Development Fund the University of Sheffield is looking to procure a Direct Air CO2 Capture (DAC) capture system. This system represents the next generation technology which will complement our existing research capabilities in low carbon power generation and applications in energy/CO2 intensive industries, as well as opportunities for the development of carbon capture and utilisation technologies and applications. It is envisaged that the new DAC CO2 capture system will provide a platform to aid product development and innovation, and systems integration across a wide range of research activities.

At the University of Sheffield, we have set up a National Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC) focusing on bioenergy, renewable energy, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies. As part of the equipment portfolio to broaden and support our extensive research and development activities at the centre we are looking to procure a Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant to separate CO2 from air. For full-chain CCUS demonstration, the captured CO2, along with hydrogen generated on-site from renewable resources, will be utilised in an on-site Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production plant to produce green fuel for use in turbines/engines.

This is an EU open exercise. The ITT can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University`s e-tendering system

If you have any questions or comments in relation to this tender they must be submitted via the In-tend system, this can be accessed at

Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.

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About the buyer

Contact name

James Noble


Western Bank