Competition to appoint a Parent Body Organisation for the Magnox Limited and Research Site Restoration Limited Site Licence Companies
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
UK-Moor Row: engineering services
Section I: Contracting authority
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Herdus House, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria
For the attention of: Competition Manager
CA24 3HU Moor Row
Telephone: +44 1925-802603
Fax: +44 1925-802003
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nda.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.nda.gov.uk/contracts/competition/magnox-rsrl.cfm
Electronic access to information: http://www.nda.gov.uk/strategy/criticalenablers/competition/index.cfm
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 12 Civil Nuclear Sites in England (8), Scotland (2) and Wales (2).
NUTS code UK
Bidders will be required to develop proposals to deliver the NDA’s requirements, most critically taking the sites to defined states on a Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) basis. These proposals must ensure continued safe, secure and environmentally responsible operations, and must also strike an optimum balance between total cost, hazard reduction, impact on the dates to meet the defined states, maintenance of mission-critical skills and socio-economic compliance. The PBO must have access to a reservoir of talent, with extensive experience and technical skills, which can be deployed flexibly to optimise the SLCs performance in meeting its obligations under the SLCA(s). The NDA’s preferred contracting approach is to enter into a target cost contract arrangement. However the NDA reserves the flexibility to use a reimbursable contractual arrangement in the event that, in the opinion of the NDA, a target cost arrangement is not sustainable. The NDA funding limits for both SLCs over the first 7 year contract period (financial year 14-15 to 20-21) amount to £4.211 billion pounds. The period between financial year 21-22 and 27-28 assumes the current baselines for both SLCs and amounts to £1.907 billion pounds. The NDA reserves the right to decline to award a contract in the event that a bid exceed these levels. Fee, which is paid to the SLCs, will be directly determined by performance. Net fee will be paid to the PBO by the SLCs as dividend. NDA also reserves the right to pay fee directly to the Parent Body Organisation. The duration of the contract will be flexible, but approximately 14 years is seen as the maximum duration and it is anticipated that there will be break provisions exercisable by the NDA. The client specification, which will define the NDA’s output and performance requirements, (including, but not limited to achievement of the required States at the 12 sites), will be included in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue issued to those Bidders who pre-qualify.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: There are a number of mandatory conditions which the successful bidder will be required to adhere to and which will be identified in the invitation to participate in dialogue.
Please see pre-qualification documentation pack. This provides full details of the NDA’s requirement and the information it requires to be completed.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Bidders will be required to pass a number of minimum thresholds in order to be invited to participate in dialogue. Please see the pre-qualification documentation pack for further details. The NDA reserves the right to down-select bidders during the course of the dialogue phase. The process for down selection will be identified in the invitation to participate in dialogue.
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 079-129924 of 24.4.2012
Section VI: Complementary information
The NDA is planning on holding a Bidders Conference on 19th July at the Midland Hotel in Manchester to provide interested organisations with key information and specific requirements of the competition. Further details regarding the scope of the competition, the NDA’s requirements and the competition process are available in the pre-qualification documentation pack which can be requested by e-mailing email@example.com on or after 20.7.2012. The NDA reserves the right to amend the deadlines and timetable for the competition process at its absolute discretion.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.7.2012