Tenders

PRISM

Funded by Innovation UK

Installation of New Mould Level Control System on Continuous Caster

Located at the Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute is a not-for-profit research and innovation centre with a 75-year track record in developing new materials, processes, and technologies.

The Institute is a globally recognised centre for the innovation, development, and commercialisation of technology for advanced materials, industrial decarbonisation, and the circular economy. This is delivered by scientists, engineers, and project teams with expertise in materials science and advanced processing, utilising state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities to develop technology, enhance materials and improve processes.

The current tender seeks :

This is an invitation for interested parties to register their interest in supplying a new mould level control system on The Normanton Plant Continuous Caster. The mould level detection and control system should provide the highest accuracy and ideally would be able to distinguish between mould powder and liquid steel. The new system should have an oscillation unit which should allow the adjustment of amplitude, frequency and oscillation to give the best product quality.

The Continuous Caster has the capability of casting 7 tonne of liquid steel on three current section sizes, 140mm square, 180mm square and 300mm by 142mm section. The current oscillation is on a fixed stroke arrangement and the mould level control is done using radiation detection.  A site visit would be welcomed to examine the existing system.

Full details of Materials Processing Institute’s requirements are provided in tender documentation which will be issued to interested parties wishing to tender.

Should you wish to express an interest in tendering and receive a copy of the tender documentation then please Email :  keith.pattison@mpiuk.com.

Estimated timescales:

Expression of Interest Deadline: 30/09/2021

Tender Submission Deadline: 15/10/2021 - 12 noon

Contract Awarded: To be decided

PRISM

Funded by Innovation UK

Sputter Coater for SEM Specimen Preparation

Located at the Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute is a not-for-profit research and innovation centre with a 75-year track record in developing new materials, processes and technologies.

The Institute is a globally recognised centre for the innovation, development and commercialisation of technology for advanced materials, industrial decarbonisation and the circular economy. This is delivered by scientists, engineers and project teams with expertise in materials science and advanced processing, utilising state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities to develop technology, enhance materials and improve processes.

The current tender seeks to acquire an automatic sputter coater for preparation of specimens for use in high resolution SEM applications.

Full details of Materials Processing Institute’s requirements are provided in tender documentation which will be issued to interested parties wishing to tender.

Should you wish to express an interest in tendering and receive a copy of the tender documentation then please email amit.rana@mpiuk.com.

Estimated timescales:

Expression of Interest Deadline: 28/09/2021

Tender Submission Deadline: 01/10/2021 - 12 noon

Contract Awarded: 08/10/2021

PRISM

Funded by Innovation UK

Toilet Area Refurbishment

Located at the Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute is a not-for-profit research and innovation centre with a 75-year track record in developing new materials, processes, and technologies. 

The Institute is a globally recognised centre for the innovation, development, and commercialisation of technology for advanced materials, industrial decarbonisation, and the circular economy. This is delivered by scientists, engineers’, and project teams with expertise in materials science and advanced processing, utilising state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities to develop technology, enhance materials and improve processes. 

The current tender seeks to acquire:

A principal contractor to carry out the refurbishment of existing toilet areas within the institutes’ ‘Green Block’ facility, as well as a stand-alone toilet area within our Normanton Plant.

Generally, the refurbishment requirements for the contract are:

  • Stripping out
  • Making good/Associated builders’ work
  • Mechanical installations
  • Electrical/Lighting installations
  • HVAC installations
  • Sanitaryware installations - Quantities are circa 16no. toilets, 15no. urinals and 16no basins overall.
  • Flooring work
  • Ceiling installations
  • Testing & commissioning

The above installations should be carried out in compliance with the latest regulations/best practise and provided with appropriate commissioning certificates upon completion. Site visits are strongly recommended/encouraged to ensure that the full scope of works is understood.

Full details of Materials Processing Institute’s requirements are provided in tender documentation which will be issued to interested parties wishing to tender.

Should you wish to express an interest in tendering and receive a copy of the tender documentation then please email: joel.cooper@mpiuk.com.

Estimated timescales:

Expression of Interest Deadline: 27/09/2021

Tender Submission Deadline: 08/10/2021 - 12 noon

Contract Awarded: To be decided

PRISM

Funded by Innovation UK

Hand Held Analytical Instruments

Located at the Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute is a not-for-profit research and innovation centre with a 75-year track record in developing new materials, processes and technologies.

The Institute is a globally recognised centre for the innovation, development and commercialisation of technology for advanced materials, industrial decarbonisation and the circular economy. This is delivered by scientists, engineers and project teams with expertise in materials science and advanced processing, utilising state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities to develop technology, enhance materials and improve processes.

The current tender seeks to acquire a hand-held XRF and a hand-held LIBS to further enhance the analytical techniques within the Institute. Applications are invited for the instruments individually or for both instruments together.

Full details of Materials Processing Institute’s requirements are provided in tender documentation which will be issued to interested parties wishing to tender.

Should you wish to express an interest in tendering and receive a copy of the tender documentation then please email ian.moore@mpiuk.com.

Estimated timescales:

Expression of Interest Deadline: 23/09/2021

Tender Submission Deadline: 06/10/2021 - 12 noon

Contract Awarded: 15/10/2021

PRISM

Funded by Innovation UK

CETC Buildings Refurbishment

Located at the Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute is a not-for-profit research and innovation centre with a 75-year track record in developing new materials, processes, and technologies.

The Institute is a globally recognised centre for the innovation, development and commercialisation of technology for advanced materials, industrial decarbonisation and the circular economy. This is delivered by scientists, engineers and project teams with expertise in materials science and advanced processing, utilising state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities to develop technology, enhance materials and improve processes.

The current tender seeks work in a single turnkey package for the scoping, surveying, design, installation and management to compliance of key buildings looking to be improved at the Institute site.

The Institute portfolio is made up of multiple buildings of multiple construction methods serving multiple tenants carrying out many and varied processes across the site. It is planned that works will be carried out for the refurbishment in phases over the next 12months or so (subject to assigning public funding and public procurement procedures) in an attempt to not only have completion dates for particular phases completed before of the end of this year, but also to allow tenants already allocated the spaces to move in, to allow works to begin.

Some buildings may/will have specific processes and procedures in mind, whilst other buildings will need to be refurbished to a more general specification to allow any type of process or procedure to be accommodated within the refreshed spaces.

Whichever option is taken, the buildings will be brought up to date in terms of look, compliance and regulation for fixed services.

The successful bidder will take the role of Principle Designer and of Lead Designer (CDM 2015) and make provision to deliver a suite of surveys to establish not only buildings condition as is, but suitability and structural soundness for upgrade or demolition, as is the case.

All H&S remit will be handled by the bidder as will demonstrating all compliances to Statutory Legislation and Codes of Practice to allow a full turnkey solution of a (set of) completed, ready to use buildings. Contractor tendering selection and competency checks will also be included in the remit will fall under the remit to establish suitability and flexibility.

Full details of Materials Processing Institute’s requirements are provided in tender documentation which will be issued to interested parties wishing to tender.

Should you wish to express an interest in tendering and receive a copy of the tender documentation then please email bob.james@mpiuk.com.

Estimated timescales:

Expression of Interest Deadline: 22/09/2021

Tender Submission Deadline: 29/09/2021

Contract Start Date: 04/10/2021

Restaurant and Catering Business Opportunity

Located at the Materials Processing Institute

Tenders

The Materials Processing Institute has an opportunity available for a chef, or restaurant entrepreneur, interested in developing a distinctive, quality and stylish, restaurant and catering business at the Institute Campus in Middlesbrough.

As activity on the campus grows, the Institute has chosen to make available its on-site kitchen and refectory, to be the hub for an entrepreneurial chef, or restaurateur, interested in developing a food and catering business. Facilities include a large, fully equipped kitchen area and servery, refectory with space for up to 100 covers and exclusive private dining for up to 16 people.

Details are available in the Business Opportunity document which you can download using the button below.

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Further Information

Further information is available on request, including the current turnover of the facility and details of equipment
etc. An open day will be arranged for interested parties.

For further information contact:

Carol Patton
Director, Business Services
Materials Processing Institute
Tel: 01642 382003
Email: carol.patton@mpiuk.com