Concept Study Brief for Processing of PCM Waste

Concept Study Brief for Processing of PCM Waste

Sellafield Ltd has identified opportunities to improve the decommissioning of alpha facilities which include limiting size reduction activities of raw PCM waste. This will require the next generation treatment plant to be able to process mixed PCM waste contained in boxes as large as 3m³ and drums as large as 850L.

UK-Moor Row: radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services

2012/S 160-267282

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Sellafield
Banna Court, Ingwell Drive, Westlakes Science Park, Cumbria
For the attention of: Paul Hughes
CA24 3HW Moor Row
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925832831
E-mail: paul.d.hughes@sellafieldsites.com
Fax: +44 1925835221

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Nuclear Decommissioning
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Concept Study Brief for Processing of PCM Waste.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Operator’s premises.
NUTS code UKD11
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Plutonium Contaminated Material (PCM) at Sellafield Site is currently conditioned using high force compaction followed by annulus grouting of the resulting compacts inside a stainless steel product container. The current process is only suitable for conditioning PCM contained in 200 litre drums.
The implementation plan for the treatment of PCM relies on maintaining the current facilities for the next decade, continued safe storage of raw PCM and developing the next generation treatment facility. The facility will be operational by the mid 2030’s in accordance with the current Sellafield Performance Plan t— address the management of the site and its wastes.
Sellafield Ltd has identified opportunities t— improve the decommissioning of alpha facilities which include limiting size reduction activities of raw PCM waste. This will require the next generation treatment plant t— be able t— process mixed PCM waste contained in boxes as large as 3m³ and drums as large as 850L. The waste will vary and will include mixed process waste, decommissioning wastes such as concrete or metal work and plant items such as filters.
This phase of work is t— commission a high level concept treatment plant for conditioning of PCM. The reason for commencing this work today is t— underpin the potential change in approach for decommissioning alpha facilities by demonstrating that a facility t— handle large containers could be developed in the future. This work builds on earlier studies on processing PCM and vendors are invited t— propose a study int— one or more suitable facilities. There is one limitation, namely, that Sellafield has significant experience of grout encapsulation of waste and unless the vendor has a radical approach we would not consider a proposal relating t— a grout encapsulation based process.
The purpose of this study is t— gain confidence that an immediate opportunity for future packaging or size reducing legacy PCM waste int— larger feed containers should be adopted by confirming that the future conditioning and disposal of these waste packages will be viable. The confidence will be demonstrated by:
— Identification and viability review of critical waste conditioning technologies t— understand their maturity, development potential and development needs for application in this context,
— Scoping assessment of a concept facility t— deploy candidate technologies t— manage the waste stream t— gain a programme level understanding of cost and scale.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90520000, 90521000, 90521200, 90521500, 90521520

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The scope of work (for a concept plant design) is t— present options for the conditioning of PCM, int— a solid, stable product suitable for interim storage and meet the requirements for disposal within the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) without the need for further processing.
In alignment with current timescales, the plant(s) are required t— condition waste over a 66 year period running at a higher throughput for approximately the first 10 years (until legacy stocks are depleted) and a lower throughput for the remaining 56 years (processing as waste is generated). However, there exists the desire t— compress the Sellafield clean-up plan t— a shorter timescale.
The product (in its disposal container) should provide overall volume reduction (from the feedstock container) (not less than 2x); and must contain radionuclides (preferably dispersed throughout). Passivation of reactive materials such as organics & metals would be desirable.
The candidate shall produce documentation t— clearly show how the requirements outlined above will be achieved. The documentation shall include as a minimum, but is not limited to, the following:-.
— Process Technology Viability Report, addressing:-,
— Overview of the technology,
— Maturity of the technology (via Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)),
— Examples of commercial deployment,
— Details of R&D work done t— date,
— Proposals for further development of the technology(ies),
— Plant(s) description addressing:-,
— Identification of proposed plant(s),
— Description of proposed processing technology(ies) employed,
— Description of aerial and effluent treatment plant requirements,
— Energy, mass and radioactive balances (i.e. main process and effluent flowsheets relative t— the volumes of waste t— be processed (see section 9)),
— Proposed footprint and overall physical dimensions of Plant(s)/buildings,
— Layout of plant, process equipment, mechanical handling equipment etc,
— Modularity of the plant,
— Mobility of the plant,
— Feed routes t— plant(s),
— Validation of throughput capability,
— Ability of the plant t— co-process using other ILW streams,
— Building services requirements (HVAC, supplies etc),
— Outline Process Flow Diagrams,
— Operating and Maintenance philosophies,
— Identification of engineering and technical risks,
— Hazards and Hazard Management Strategies description – prototype safety case (s— that we can understand the viability of the safety case),
— How the product satisfies disposability criteria (if the product is in a disposable form),
— Waste Treatment Strategy Document (t— provide an overview of the waste processing methodology), addressing:-,
— The method by which each specific waste feed stream will be processed, including descriptions of final product form(s) and characteristics,
— Measures by which Alpha contamination is managed (during operation and maintenance),
— Measures by which fissile material accountability is managed (during operation),
— Identification of process additives indicating volumes in relation t— the raw waste volume(s) available t— process,
— Identification of any secondary waste streams generated, including: expected volumes and proposed treatment or disposal strategies of such wastes generated,
— Identification of consumables required for downstream processes,
— Expected volume reduction of raw waste feed container(s) in relation t— final product volume,
— A description of the conditioned product including characteristics of product and container and identification of any required handling equipment,
— Indicative Development Plan, addressing:-,
— Path t— be taken from concept stage t— delivery of plant.
In addition t— the above, the following criteria must be met:
— The technical feasibility of proposed options can be substantiated and is shown t— be viable,
— The O&M feasibility of the proposed options can be substantiated t— show that such a plant(s) can be robustly operated & safely maintained with the proposed PCM feed stream,
— Indicative programme, resource and cost estimates are specified (throughout the lifetime of the plant(s),
— The indicative decommissioning requirements of the plant are understood.
Further requirements detailed in sections 3 t— 6 must als— be considered and incorporated int— the concept plant design.
Sellafield Ltd will provide additional guidance (if required) relating t— waste handling, alpha plant nuclear design issues and effluent and waste constraints t— the vendors selected t— produce concept plant designs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 3.12.2012. Completion 1.6.2013

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Physical process or its equivalent

1)Short description
Sellafield Limited have one scope of work which is detailed in Section 3) below. Sellafield Limited invite submissions under this Lot 1 for: Physical Processes or its equivalent. Each Lot will consider Continuous or Batch Processes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90520000, 90521000, 90521200, 90521500, 90521520

3)Quantity or scope
The scope of work (for a concept plant design) is t— present options for the conditioning of PCM, int— a solid, stable product suitable for interim storage and meet the requirements for disposal within the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) without the need for further processing.
In alignment with current timescales, the plant(s) are required t— condition waste over a 66 year period running at a higher throughput for approximately the first 10 years (until legacy stocks are depleted) and a lower throughput for the remaining 56 years (processing as waste is generated). However, there exists the desire t— compress the Sellafield clean-up plan t— a shorter timescale.
The product (in its disposal container) should provide overall volume reduction (from the feedstock container) (not less than 2x); and must contain radionuclides (preferably dispersed throughout). Passivation of reactive materials such as organics & metals would be desirable.
The candidate shall produce documentation to clearly show how the requirements outlined above will be achieved. The documentation shall include as a minimum, but is not limited to, the following:-.
— Process Technology Viability Report, addressing:-,
— Overview of the technology,
— Maturity of the technology (via Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)),
— Examples of commercial deployment,
— Details of R&D work done t— date,
— Proposals for further development of the technology(ies),
— Plant(s) description addressing:-,
— Identification of proposed plant(s),
— Description of proposed processing technology(ies) employed,
— Description of aerial and effluent treatment plant requirements,
— Energy, mass and radioactive balances (i.e. main process and effluent flowsheets relative t— the volumes of waste t— be processed (see section 9)),
— Proposed footprint and overall physical dimensions of Plant(s)/buildings,
— Layout of plant, process equipment, mechanical handling equipment etc,
— Modularity of the plant,
— Mobility of the plant,
— Feed routes t— plant(s),
— Validation of throughput capability,
— Ability of the plant t— co-process using other ILW streams,
— Building services requirements (HVAC, supplies etc),
— Outline Process Flow Diagrams,
— Operating and Maintenance philosophies,
— Identification of engineering and technical risks,
— Hazards and Hazard Management Strategies description – prototype safety case (s— that we can understand the viability of the safety case),
— How the product satisfies disposability criteria (if the product is in a disposable form),
— Waste Treatment Strategy Document (t— provide an overview of the waste processing methodology), addressing:-,
— The method by which each specific waste feed stream will be processed, including descriptions of final product form(s) and characteristics,
— Measures by which Alpha contamination is managed (during operation and maintenance),
— Measures by which fissile material accountability is managed (during operation),
— Identification of process additives indicating volumes in relation t— the raw waste volume(s) available t— process,
— Identification of any secondary waste streams generated, including: expected volumes and proposed treatment or disposal strategies of such wastes generated,
— Identification of consumables required for downstream processes,
— Expected volume reduction of raw waste feed container(s) in relation t— final product volume,
— A description of the conditioned product including characteristics of product and container and identification of any required handling equipment,
— Indicative Development Plan, addressing:-,
— Path t— be taken from concept stage t— delivery of plant.
In addition t— the above, the following criteria must be met:
— The technical feasibility of proposed options can be substantiated and is shown t— be viable,
— The O&M feasibility of the proposed options can be substantiated t— show that such a plant(s) can be robustly operated & safely maintained with the proposed PCM feed stream,
— Indicative programme, resource and cost estimates are specified (throughout the lifetime of the plant(s),
— The indicative decommissioning requirements of the plant are understood.
Further requirements detailed in sections 3 t— 6 must als— be considered and incorporated int— the concept plant design.
Sellafield Ltd will provide additional guidance (if required) relating t— waste handling, alpha plant nuclear design issues and effluent and waste constraints t— the vendors selected t— produce concept plant designs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.12.2012. Completion 1.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Chemical Process or its Equivalent
1)Short description
Sellafield Limited have one scope of work which is detailed in Section 3) below. Sellafield Limited invite submissions under this Lot 2 for: Chemical Processes or its equivalent. Each Lot will consider Continuous or Batch Processes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90520000, 90521000, 90521200, 90521500, 90521520

3)Quantity or scope
The scope of work (for a concept plant design) is t— present options for the conditioning of PCM, int— a solid, stable product suitable for interim storage and meet the requirements for disposal within the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) without the need for further processing.
In alignment with current timescales, the plant(s) are required t— condition waste over a 66 year period running at a higher throughput for approximately the first 10 years (until legacy stocks are depleted) and a lower throughput for the remaining 56 years (processing as waste is generated). However, there exists the desire t— compress the Sellafield clean-up plan t— a shorter timescale.
The product (in its disposal container) should provide overall volume reduction (from the feedstock container) (not less than 2x); and must contain radionuclides (preferably dispersed throughout). Passivation of reactive materials such as organics & metals would be desirable.
The candidate shall produce documentation t— clearly show how the requirements outlined above will be achieved. The documentation shall include as a minimum, but is not limited to, the following:-.
— Process Technology Viability Report, addressing:-,
— Overview of the technology,
— Maturity of the technology (via Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)),
— Examples of commercial deployment,
— Details of R&D work done t— date,
— Proposals for further development of the technology(ies),
— Plant(s) description addressing:-,
— Identification of proposed plant(s),
— Description of proposed processing technology(ies) employed,
— Description of aerial and effluent treatment plant requirements,
— Energy, mass and radioactive balances (i.e. main process and effluent flowsheets relative t— the volumes of waste t— be processed (see section 9)),
— Proposed footprint and overall physical dimensions of Plant(s)/buildings,
— Layout of plant, process equipment, mechanical handling equipment etc,
— Modularity of the plant,
— Mobility of the plant,
— Feed routes t— plant(s),
— Validation of throughput capability,
— Ability of the plant t— co-process using other ILW streams,
— Building services requirements (HVAC, supplies etc),
— Outline Process Flow Diagrams,
— Operating and Maintenance philosophies,
— Identification of engineering and technical risks,
— Hazards and Hazard Management Strategies description – prototype safety case (s— that we can understand the viability of the safety case),
— How the product satisfies disposability criteria (if the product is in a disposable form),
— Waste Treatment Strategy Document (t— provide an overview of the waste processing methodology), addressing:-,
— The method by which each specific waste feed stream will be processed, including descriptions of final product form(s) and characteristics,
— Measures by which Alpha contamination is managed (during operation and maintenance),
— Measures by which fissile material accountability is managed (during operation),
— Identification of process additives indicating volumes in relation t— the raw waste volume(s) available t— process,
— Identification of any secondary waste streams generated, including: expected volumes and proposed treatment or disposal strategies of such wastes generated,
— Identification of consumables required for downstream processes,
— Expected volume reduction of raw waste feed container(s) in relation t— final product volume,
— A description of the conditioned product including characteristics of product and container and identification of any required handling equipment,
— Indicative Development Plan, addressing:-,
— Path t— be taken from concept stage t— delivery of plant.
In addition t— the above, the following criteria must be met:
— The technical feasibility of proposed options can be substantiated and is shown t— be viable,
— The O&M feasibility of the proposed options can be substantiated t— show that such a plant(s) can be robustly operated & safely maintained with the proposed PCM feed stream,
— Indicative programme, resource and cost estimates are specified (throughout the lifetime of the plant(s),
— The indicative decommissioning requirements of the plant are understood.
Further requirements detailed in sections 3 t— 6 must als— be considered and incorporated int— the concept plant design.
Sellafield Ltd will provide additional guidance (if required) relating t— waste handling, alpha plant nuclear design issues and effluent and waste constraints t— the vendors selected t— produce concept plant designs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.12.2012. Completion 1.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Thermal process or its equivalent
1)Short description
Sellafield Limited have one scope of work which is detailed in Section 3) below. Sellafield Limited invite submissions under this Lot 3 for: Thermal processes or its equivalent. Each Lot will consider Continuous or Batch Processes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90520000, 90521000, 90521200, 90521500, 90521520

3)Quantity or scope
The scope of work (for a concept plant design) is t— present options for the conditioning of PCM, int— a solid, stable product suitable for interim storage and meet the requirements for disposal within the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) without the need for further processing.
In alignment with current timescales, the plant(s) are required t— condition waste over a 66 year period running at a higher throughput for approximately the first 10 years (until legacy stocks are depleted) and a lower throughput for the remaining 56 years (processing as waste is generated). However, there exists the desire t— compress the Sellafield clean-up plan t— a shorter timescale.
The product (in its disposal container) should provide overall volume reduction (from the feedstock container) (not less than 2x); and must contain radionuclides (preferably dispersed throughout). Passivation of reactive materials such as organics & metals would be desirable.
The candidate shall produce documentation t— clearly show how the requirements outlined above will be achieved. The documentation shall include as a minimum, but is not limited to, the following:-.
— Process Technology Viability Report, addressing:-,
— Overview of the technology,
— Maturity of the technology (via Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)),
— Examples of commercial deployment,
— Details of R&D work done t— date,
— Proposals for further development of the technology(ies),
— Plant(s) description addressing:-,
— Identification of proposed plant(s),
— Description of proposed processing technology(ies) employed,
— Description of aerial and effluent treatment plant requirements,
— Energy, mass and radioactive balances (i.e. main process and effluent flowsheets relative t— the volumes of waste t— be processed (see section 9)),
— Proposed footprint and overall physical dimensions of Plant(s)/buildings,
— Layout of plant, process equipment, mechanical handling equipment etc,
— Modularity of the plant,
— Mobility of the plant,
— Feed routes t— plant(s),
— Validation of throughput capability,
— Ability of the plant t— co-process using other ILW streams,
— Building services requirements (HVAC, supplies etc),
— Outline Process Flow Diagrams,
— Operating and Maintenance philosophies,
— Identification of engineering and technical risks,
— Hazards and Hazard Management Strategies description – prototype safety case (s— that we can understand the viability of the safety case),
— How the product satisfies disposability criteria (if the product is in a disposable form),
— Waste Treatment Strategy Document (t— provide an overview of the waste processing methodology), addressing:-,
— The method by which each specific waste feed stream will be processed, including descriptions of final product form(s) and characteristics,
— Measures by which Alpha contamination is managed (during operation and maintenance),
— Measures by which fissile material accountability is managed (during operation),
— Identification of process additives indicating volumes in relation t— the raw waste volume(s) available t— process,
— Identification of any secondary waste streams generated, including: expected volumes and proposed treatment or disposal strategies of such wastes generated,
— Identification of consumables required for downstream processes,
— Expected volume reduction of raw waste feed container(s) in relation t— final product volume,
— A description of the conditioned product including characteristics of product and container and identification of any required handling equipment,
— Indicative Development Plan, addressing:-,
— Path t— be taken from concept stage t— delivery of plant.
In addition t— the above, the following criteria must be met:
— The technical feasibility of proposed options can be substantiated and is shown t— be viable,
— The O&M feasibility of the proposed options can be substantiated t— show that such a plant(s) can be robustly operated & safely maintained with the proposed PCM feed stream,
— Indicative programme, resource and cost estimates are specified (throughout the lifetime of the plant(s),
— The indicative decommissioning requirements of the plant are understood.
Further requirements detailed in sections 3 t— 6 must als— be considered and incorporated int— the concept plant design.
Sellafield Ltd will provide additional guidance (if required) relating t— waste handling, alpha plant nuclear design issues and effluent and waste constraints t— the vendors selected t— produce concept plant designs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.12.2012. Completion 1.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Novel process or its equivalent
1)Short description
Sellafield Limited have one scope of work which is detailed in Section 3) below. Sellafield Limited invite submissions under this Lot 4 for: Novel processes or its equivalent. Each Lot will consider Continuous or Batch Processes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90521000, 90521000, 90521200, 90521500, 90521520

3)Quantity or scope
The scope of work (for a concept plant design) is t— present options for the conditioning of PCM, int— a solid, stable product suitable for interim storage and meet the requirements for disposal within the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) without the need for further processing.
In alignment with current timescales, the plant(s) are required t— condition waste over a 66 year period running at a higher throughput for approximately the first 10 years (until legacy stocks are depleted) and a lower throughput for the remaining 56 years (processing as waste is generated). However, there exists the desire t— compress the Sellafield clean-up plan t— a shorter timescale.
The product (in its disposal container) should provide overall volume reduction (from the feedstock container) (not less than 2x); and must contain radionuclides (preferably dispersed throughout). Passivation of reactive materials such as organics & metals would be desirable.
The candidate shall produce documentation t— clearly show how the requirements outlined above will be achieved. The documentation shall include as a minimum, but is not limited to, the following:-.
— Process Technology Viability Report, addressing:-,
— Overview of the technology,
— Maturity of the technology (via Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)),
— Examples of commercial deployment,
— Details of R&D work done t— date,
— Proposals for further development of the technology(ies),
— Plant(s) description addressing:-,
— Identification of proposed plant(s),
— Description of proposed processing technology(ies) employed,
— Description of aerial and effluent treatment plant requirements,
— Energy, mass and radioactive balances (i.e. main process and effluent flowsheets relative t— the volumes of waste t— be processed (see section 9)),
— Proposed footprint and overall physical dimensions of Plant(s)/buildings,
— Layout of plant, process equipment, mechanical handling equipment etc,
— Modularity of the plant,
— Mobility of the plant,
— Feed routes t— plant(s),
— Validation of throughput capability,
— Ability of the plant t— co-process using other ILW streams,
— Building services requirements (HVAC, supplies etc),
— Outline Process Flow Diagrams,
— Operating and Maintenance philosophies,
— Identification of engineering and technical risks,
— Hazards and Hazard Management Strategies description – prototype safety case (s— that we can understand the viability of the safety case),
— How the product satisfies disposability criteria (if the product is in a disposable form),
— Waste Treatment Strategy Document (t— provide an overview of the waste processing methodology), addressing:-,
— The method by which each specific waste feed stream will be processed, including descriptions of final product form(s) and characteristics,
— Measures by which Alpha contamination is managed (during operation and maintenance),
— Measures by which fissile material accountability is managed (during operation),
— Identification of process additives indicating volumes in relation t— the raw waste volume(s) available t— process,
— Identification of any secondary waste streams generated, including: expected volumes and proposed treatment or disposal strategies of such wastes generated,
— Identification of consumables required for downstream processes,
— Expected volume reduction of raw waste feed container(s) in relation t— final product volume,
— A description of the conditioned product including characteristics of product and container and identification of any required handling equipment,
— Indicative Development Plan, addressing:-,
— Path t— be taken from concept stage t— delivery of plant.
In addition t— the above, the following criteria must be met:
— The technical feasibility of proposed options can be substantiated and is shown t— be viable,
— The O&M feasibility of the proposed options can be substantiated t— show that such a plant(s) can be robustly operated & safely maintained with the proposed PCM feed stream,
— Indicative programme, resource and cost estimates are specified (throughout the lifetime of the plant(s),
— The indicative decommissioning requirements of the plant are understood.
Further requirements detailed in sections 3 t— 6 must als— be considered and incorporated int— the concept plant design.
Sellafield Ltd will provide additional guidance (if required) relating t— waste handling, alpha plant nuclear design issues and effluent and waste constraints t— the vendors selected t— produce concept plant designs.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 3.12.2012. Completion 1.6.2013
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent company guarantees may be required at Sellafield Ltd’s discretion.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment terms will be as stated in Sellafield’s tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
N— legal form is required, but in the event of a group of contractors submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary t— provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tenderers will be required t— provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible t— participate in the tender.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required t— provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible t— participate in the tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required t— provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible t— participate in the tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers will be required t— provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible t— participate in the tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
RFQ5510
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.10.2012 – 11:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.10.2012 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 15.10.2012 – 11:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Tenderers must register their interest, obtain further information for this contract and submit their tender response via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system which can be found at the following address.
https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=SELLAFIELD&target=&timeout=

Initial registration of your company is achieved by using the above site and then clicking on Company Registration.
For guidance on using/registering for CTM please access the training pages from Sellafield Ltd’s website which can be found at the following address.
http://www.sellafieldsites.com/

Use of CTM is not a qualification criteria but is Sellafield Ltd’s preferred method for submissions. Further details can be obtained regarding this contract and/or CTM through the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative detailed in this notice.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Sellafield Ltd
Banna Court, Ingwell Drive, Westlakes Science Park, Cumbria
CA24 3HW Moor Row
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Court of International Arbitration
70 Fleet Street
EC4 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: lcia@lcia.org
Telephone: +44 2079367007
Fax: +44 2079367008

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Deadline for lodging an appeal shall be in accordance with the provisions of regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S.I 2006 No.5).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As VI.4.1
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.8.2012

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