Management of the Nuclear Safeguards Programme

Management of the Nuclear Safeguards Programme

BEIS is looking to appoint a supplier to undertake management services for the NSP to ensure tasks within the programme are conducted in a cost-effective manner and use technical and scientific expertise.

United Kingdom-London: Nuclear safety services

2020/S 249-622769

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Postal address: 1 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1H 0ET
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lauren Kaur
E-mail: Lauren.kaur@beis.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072152967
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/DJ5MZ7T9TB
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/DJ5MZ7T9TB
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Management of the Nuclear Safeguards Programme

 

Reference number: 4773/12/2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98113100 Nuclear safety services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

BEIS are looking to procure management services for the Nuclear Safeguards Programme (NSP). The aim of this tender is to appoint a supplier to manage the NSP on behalf of the Department. This is to ensure that the Department meets its obligations both to the International Atomic Energy Agency and under the Non Proliferation Treaty, as well as providing other support as required.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

BEIS is looking to appoint a supplier to undertake management services for the NSP to ensure tasks within the programme are conducted in a cost-effective manner and use technical and scientific expertise. It is expected that the successful supplier would have experience of the nuclear industry, including non-proliferation, and the nuclear fuel cycle in order to add value to the programmes delivery.

Examples of supplier activities may include, but are not limited to:

• providing expertise/advice for the development of safeguards strategies in new and existing activities and plant in the nuclear fuel cycle;

• providing services to support the International Atomic Energy Agency in analysing nuclear material arising from samples taken in safeguards inspections;

• agreeing an annual programme of work with BEIS for the NSP; and

• awarding contracts to sub-contractors and managing these contracts.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 9 750 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will be for an initial term of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years. After the initial term, the Department reserve the right to terminate the contract or amend the specific deliverables and budget in line with the needs of the policy and while remaining within the scope of the specification in the ITT.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The winning bidder must provide individual(s) with (or willing to undertake) either Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance to manage the programme.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

 

Supplier project manager appointed for this work to have Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance in place within 3 months of the effective date.

Supplier to have obtained cyber essential basic certification (or equivalent) within 3 months of the contract effective date.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

 

Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011 apply to this procurement.

It is expected that the successful supplier would have experience of the nuclear industry, including non-proliferation, and the nuclear fuel cycle in order to add value to the programmes delivery.

 

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Contract performance will be measured using service levels. The specific service levels applicable to the contract have been described in detail in the ‘Specification’ section of the ITT document.

 

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 212-520554

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/01/2021
Local time: 23:55
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/01/2021
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/DJ5MZ7T9TB

Go reference: GO-20201217-PRO-17524811

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Technology and Construction Court
Postal address: 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/12/2020