Plutonium Disposition Support Services Framework – Supplier Conference Call 19 November 2020

Plutonium Disposition Support Services Framework – Supplier Conference Call 19 November 2020

The NDA is investigating options for the disposition of the UK’s plutonium inventory.

United Kingdom-Cumbria: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2020/S 219-539029

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Postal address: Herdus House, Ingwell Drive, Moor Road
Town: Cumbria
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: CA24 3HU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicki Brown
E-mail: nicki.brown@nda.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1925802679
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.nda.gov.uk

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Nuclear decommissioning authority

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Plutonium Disposition Support Services Framework (3 Lots)

 

Reference number: NDA9/00781

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The NDA is investigating options for the disposition of the UK’s plutonium inventory. Options include reuse as mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in reactors, immobilisation as disposal grade MOX pellets without irradiation in reactors and immobilisation as a Zirconolite Ceramic manufactured by Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP). The goal for all options is to ultimately place the inventory Beyond Reach.

The NDA undertakes R&D, design studies and other work to inform its understanding and improve the maturity of the options, the likely costs and timescales for deployment and any risks or issues in their delivery. This framework will be set up with three lots:

Lot 1: MOX Plant Design Services;

Lot 2: MOX Pellet Manufacturing tests;

Lot 3: Technical Support to Lots 1 and 2.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

MOX Plant Design Services

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000 Research and experimental development services
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71318000 Advisory and consultative engineering services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
79723000 Waste analysis services
90520000 Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services
90521300 Disposal of radioactive waste
90521500 Packaging of radioactive waste
79421200 Project-design services other than for construction work
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
79930000 Specialty design services
09342000 Plutonium

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:

The NDA aims to develop concept designs for plant that could manufacture MOX pellets and MOX fuel using a proven process such as MIMAS which have been successfully used in other industrial scale fuel fabrication plants. As a result of the plant design tasks, the contractor would be asked to produce plant layouts, build schedules and cost estimates. The design would also need to be licensable under the relevant UK regulations.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

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II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

MOX Pellet Manufacturing Tests

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000 Research and experimental development services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71318000 Advisory and consultative engineering services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
79723000 Waste analysis services
90520000 Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services
90521300 Disposal of radioactive waste
90521500 Packaging of radioactive waste
09342000 Plutonium

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:

The NDA anticipate a need to undertake MOX pellet manufacturing tests at laboratory scale to support re-use and disposal grade MOX approaches. The aim of the pellet manufacture tests would be to study suitability of the UK plutonium inventory for the MOX manufacturing process or to develop specifications for pellets for disposal grade MOX.

 

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Technical Advise and Support to Lot 1 and Lot 2

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71318000 Advisory and consultative engineering services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
79723000 Waste analysis services
90520000 Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services
90521300 Disposal of radioactive waste
90521500 Packaging of radioactive waste
73100000 Research and experimental development services
09342000 Plutonium

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:

Technical support to lot 1 and lot 2 is anticipated to be on the topics of plutonium handling, transport, analysis, storage and processing. This will be desk-based work which may include subject matter experts reviewing and writing reports, participating meetings and advising NDA. The work may also include collaboration with other subcontractors and reviewing their output, especially work done under Lot 1 and Lot 2 of this requirement.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

14/12/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This framework will run for four years with the option to extend by a further year. Supplier can bid for all or any of the lots. The budget excluding VAT for lots are as follows:

Lot 1: up to GBP 13 000 000,

Lot 2: up to GBP 4 500 000,

Lot 3: up to GBP 500 000.

A supplier conference call will be held on Thursday 19 November 2020 from 2 p.m.-4.30 p.m. This will be held via Microsoft teams. Suppliers can add a maximum of two representatives to attend. If you would like to attend please email Procurement.inbox@nda.gov The Q&A and the slides from this conference will also be uploaded with the Invitation to Tender documents. The Invitation to Tender is likely to be advertised in late December 2020/early January 2021.

To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=536389741

Go reference: GO-2020115-PRO-17328233

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/11/2020