Decommissioning of a Large Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Facility

Decommissioning of a Large Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Facility

Decommissioning of an ex-Nuclear Fuel Assembly Plant and Residues Store and Associated Buildings.
1 This project is the phased decommissioning of a very large Nuclear Fuel Assembly Plant and Residues Store and associated buildings.

United Kingdom-Preston: Decommissioning services

2014/S 130-232719

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Springfields Fuels Ltd Westinghouse
Springfields, Salwick
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Paul Dickinson
PR40XJ Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1772764708
E-mail: dickinpr@westinghouse.com
Fax: +44 1772762065

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nuclearsites.co.uk/site.php?LocationID=2

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0346

Further information can be obtained from: Springfields Fuels Ltd Westinghouse
Springfields, Salwick
Contact point(s): Procurement, Building 643
For the attention of: Paul Dickinson
PR40XJ Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1772764708
E-mail: dickinpr@westinghouse.com
Fax: +44 1772762065
Internet address: http://www.nuclearsites.co.uk/site.php?LocationID=2

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Springfields Fuels Ltd Westinghouse
Springfields, Salwick
Contact point(s): Procurement, Building 643
For the attention of: Paul Dickinson
PR40XJ Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1772764708
E-mail: dickinpr@westinghouse.com
Fax: +44 1772762065
Internet address: http://www.nuclearsites.co.uk/site.php?LocationID=2

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Springfields Fuels Ltd Westinghouse
Springfields, Salwick
Contact point(s): Procurement, Building 643
For the attention of: Paul Dickinson
PR40XJ Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1772764708
E-mail: dickinpr@westinghouse.com
Fax: +44 1772762065
Internet address: http://www.nuclearsites.co.uk/site.php?LocationID=2

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: 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:

Decommissioning of a Large Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Facility.

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: Salwick, Preston, Lancashire.

NUTS code UK

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)

Decommissioning of an ex-Nuclear Fuel Assembly Plant and Residues Store and Associated Buildings.
1 This project is the phased decommissioning of a very large Nuclear Fuel Assembly Plant and Residues Store and associated buildings.
The work includes the dismantling (by hand) and removal of all redundant plant and equipment and services installations and to prepare the building for future demolition.
Note! Demolition of the building is not included in this project.
1.1 The buildings date from the late 1950s and are now redundant. The buildings contain large quantities of asbestos, (typically found as pipe-lagging, gaskets, and insulating board and as insulation within items of plant and services equipment). Some of the buildings may be heavily contaminated with uranium-bearing residues.
A significant proportion of the work will require the decommissioning contractors’ personnel to wear additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to ensure their safety.
1.2 The building is sub-divided into three buildings:
— Housed offices, changerooms, tea bars, toilets, stores and workshops;
— Electricity substation. This contains switchgear, power transformers and control panels;
— The remainder of the building contains a significant quantity of bespoke plant and equipment items, some of which are heavily contaminated with oil.
The overall dimensions of the main building are approx. 175 m long x 80 m wide x 10 m high (Note! building height varies from approx. 4 m to 10 m high).
There are a number of small associated buildings and plant items which are also to be decommissioned as part of this work, e.g. Brick-built ex-Oil store, a Fibreglass-clad steel structure linked via an access gantry, Clean and Dirty Oil Stock Tanks and associated bunds, etc.
1.3 The ‘Phase I’ Decommissioning scope of work includes:
— Strip-out of all plant and equipment and services equipment and associated services installations to leave a building shell. Services installations include input and extract air ventilation systems, associated filter-houses and stacks and roof mounted fans, steam, condensate, oil, citric acid, trichloroethylene, and CO2 gas pipework systems etc. and electrical power, lighting, fire alarm and voice/data communications systems and equipment;
— Initial segregation of all removed materials by “Go/No-Go” radiological check monitoring for radioactive contamination;
— Manual disassembly of large plant and services items to enable radiological check monitoring of all surfaces;
— Cold-splitting of all pipe work and enclosed metal sections less than 60 mm internal diameter to expose internal surfaces for cleaning and monitoring;
— Secondary decontamination of plant and equipment, by means of jet-washing at a site facility located approx. 300 metres away from the building;
— Post jet-washing “Go/No-Go” radiological check monitoring for radioactive contamination and further size reduction;
— After check-monitoring by appointed Monitors, loading of all materials into skips for disposal at approved disposal facilities;
— Loading radiologically-contaminated residues into approved containers for subsequent processing.
1.4 Phase II decommissioning includes:
— Significant cleaning work to all the building surfaces of the main building and the associated buildings and, following check-monitoring by SFL Monitors, all necessary remediation work to ensure that all radiological contamination is removed to prepare the building for future demolition by others;
— Loading radiologically-contaminated residues arising from cleaning and remediation work into provided containers for subsequent processing.
1.5 General.
During the decommissioning works the contractor shall:
— Include for routine cleaning to maintain the buildings in a safe, tidy state;
— Appoint an HSE-approved asbestos removal contractor to carry out safe removal of all asbestos and asbestos containing materials. Schedule and progress their asbestos removal work such that it does not interfere with decommissioning work progress and ensure that the work areas are readily segregated;
— Make good, safe and weathertight all building external fabric penetrations (i.e. roof, walls, windows etc.) revealed by the removal of ventilation equipment and services installations etc.;
— Reinstate all openings in fire walls that are made or exposed by removal of services etc. such that the existing building fire resistance rating is not compromised.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site athttp://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=136884

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98391000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent Body Guarantee will be required.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment against submitted/agreed activity schedule.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.8.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.8.2014

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:136884)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.7.2014

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