Post Irradiation Examination Fuel Return

Post Irradiation Examination Fuel Return

International Nuclear Services Ltd (INS) requires the transport of Post Irradiation Examination (“PIE”) fuel remnants from the Institute for Transuranium Elements (“ITU”) Karlsruhe, Germany using an appropriate transport package (eg NCS45 or equivalent) compatible with ITU hotcells.

UK-Warrington: road transport services

2012/S 160-267384

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

International Nuclear Services Limited
INS Procurement, Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley,
For the attention of: Mr Adrian Brookes, Contract Specialist
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925836123
E-mail: INS.TenderA@innuserv.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.innuserv.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 Fuel Transport Services
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:
Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) Fuel Return.
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: Germany – UK.
NUTS code
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)
International Nuclear Services Ltd (INS) requires the transport of Post Irradiation Examination (“PIE”) fuel remnants from the Institute for Transuranium Elements (“ITU”) Karlsruhe, Germany using an appropriate transport package (eg NCS45 or equivalent) compatible with ITU hotcells. The transport has been classed as a Category III shipment.
The PIE shall be transported to an interim facility which can perform hotcell resizing and repacking activities and provide storage capacity for up to 12 months.
The successful tenderer will ensure that the transport package is.
(i) fully certified and (ii) fully licensed by the relevant competent authorities for the identified route to the interim facility. The route chosen must be aproved by the relevant regulators/competent authorities and appropriate licences must be in place.
The material comprises ~23kg of irradiated fuel (cermic pellets in zirconium alloy cladding) encased in pressurised stainless steel pins (12 off), pressurised to 3.5 bar.
Dimensions of pin form: Length 3 875,0 mm, Diameter 12,0 mm.
The pins will require resizing (disassembled and reduced in length) to allow repackaging into smaller (~100mm x 100mm) cans to be provided by INS (for eventual final delivey to Sellafield).
Collection of the material from its current location is required by end 2012. The successful tenderer will be able to meet or improve upon this timescale, provide all elements of the transport to the interim facility and undertake the subsequent resizing operation and storage of the material.
Expressions of interest including all information required under Section III should be submitted electronically to the Tender Box address detailed at Section 1.1 above.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000

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: 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:
See II. 1.5.
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

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 and/or Bank Guarantees may be required at INS’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 INS’s Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No legal form is required but in the event of a group of contractors submitting an acceptable offer it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly and severably liable for the due performance of the the contract.
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: a) An independent statement proving that the applicant is not bankrupt or being wound up; that its affairs are not being administered by the court; that it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors; it has not suspended business activities or that it is not in any analagous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations or that it is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order of compulsory winding up or administration by the court for an arrangement with creditors, nor is it the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations.
b) An independent statement from the appropriate authority in the country of origin in which the applicant is established to the effect that all obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions have been paid in accordance with the legal provisions of the said country.
c) An independent statement from the appropriate authority in the country of origin in which the applicant is established to the effect that all obligations relating to the payment of taxes have been met in accordance with the legal provisions of the said country.
d) A statement from the applicant that it is willing to enter into a contract under English Law.
e) A statement from the applicant that the applicant or any of its officers is not subject to criminal proceedings in any jurisdiction.
f) A statement from the applicant that in the past 3 years it has not had a contract terminated or failed to receive contract renewal on the basis of unsatisfactory performance.
g) Applicant shall confirm that to the best of its knowledge it is not in breach of any of the provisions of Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
** Please ensure that all questions in this section are answered in full **.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicant shall provide audited Company and Parent Company Annual Report & Financial Statements for the previous 2 years plus, if available the latest interim results. (Where applicable, similar information shall be provided for each joint venture/consortium partner).
Tenderers shall be of acceptable financial strength based on conventional company performance/liquidity ratio analysis that is appropriate for the value of the contract to be awarded, in particular that the company does not pose a high commercial risk to INS if it were awarded the contract.
** Please ensure that all questions in this section are answered in full **.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
a) Applicant shall provide proof that it has experience in managing Cat III nuclear transports in a safe and competent manner,
Including experience in flask handling procedures for unloading/oading operations.
b) Applicant shall provide proof that it has, or has access to, transportation equipment (vehicle/licensed package/trailer) compatible with the intended payload (Cat III Nuclear) and with ITU and Sellafield, so as to undertake collection of the material within the required timescales.
c) Applicant shall provide proof that it has or has access to and has reserved capacity within (i) a licensed facility for handling/oading, receiving and dispatching the transport packages; (ii) a licensed facility for handling, processing and storing PIE material, including appropriate waste disposal routes.
d) Applicant shall confirm that personel within the processing facility have proven experience of similar PIE work.
e) Applicant shall provide evidence that it is formally certified and/or operates in accordance with a quality system complying with ISO 9001:2008 or equivalent. Please provide copies of certificates. Where applicant has no formal third party certification to ISO 9001:2008 (or equivalent) but operates to formal management systems, please provide details of the systems being applied for consideration.
f) Applicant shall provide a copy of its Environment, Health & Safety policy/statement.
g) Where applicant is formally certified to and/or operates in acordance with an Environmental and/or Health & Safety management system, eg ISO14001:2004 and/or OHSAS 18001:2007 or international equivalent, applicant shall provide copies of applicable certificates. Where applicant has no formal third party certification but operates to formal Environmental and/or Health & Safety management systems, details of the systems being applied shall be provided for consideration.
h)Applicant shall provide evidence of a successful Environment, Health & Safety performance record for the last 3 years for work similar to that detailed in Section II.1.5
i) Applicant shall provide details of any reportable injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (eg under RIDDOR or international equivalent) and environmental events/statistics for the last 3 years.
j) Applicant shall provide details of any enforcements from statutory regulators (HSE/EA etc or international equivalent) to which the applicant has been subjected within the last 3 years. If applicant has had NO enforcements, this should be stated clearly in the expression of interest.
— Please ensure that all questions in this section are answered in full.
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: no

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
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
no
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
19.9.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

Expressions of interest should be submitted electronically to INS.TenderA@innuserv.com.

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

International Nuclear Services Limited
Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: adrian.brookes@innuserv.com
Telephone: +44 1925836123

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Court of International Arbitration
70 Fleet Street
EC4 7EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: lcia@lcia.org
Telephone: +44 2079367007

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

International Nuclear Services Limited
Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: adrian.brookes@innuserv.com
Telephone: +44 1925836123

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.8.2012

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