Tendering to ILL and ESRF

The ILL and ESRF are based in Grenoble, France. They are both European funded research infrastructures, carrying out cutting edge science in a variety of fields. STFC manages the funding subscription from the UK for these facilities.

Both the ILL and ESRF advertise tenders to UK companies through the STFC tender opportunities service. The industrial liaison officer is asked to recommend suitable companies to reply to tenders. To receive notifications of upcoming tenders, please register here if you wish to receive these tender notifications.

Key facts

They have ongoing requirements in:

  • Instrumentation (including accelerators, cryogenics and detector technologies)
  • Civil engineering
  • Electronics and electrical engineering
  • Computing and information technologies


For more information about the ILL and ESRF, please see their websites:


For more information, contact the UK industry liaison to ESRF and the ILL:

Laura Sewell (ILL)
Tel: +44 (0)1793 442190

Allanah Bayliss (ESRF)
Tel: +44 (0)1793 442056

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000