Supply of Intermediate Level Waste Concrete Overpacks

Supply of Intermediate Level Waste Concrete Overpacks

Supply of concrete overpacks to be used for the containment of stainless steel boxes and drums encapsulating Intermediate Level Waste recovered on the Trawsfynydd Decommissioning Site.

UK-Trawsfynydd: construction materials and associated items

2012/S 176-290762

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Magnox Limited
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd Site
Contact point(s): Tamara Evans
For the attention of: Tamara Evans
LL41 4DT Trawsfynydd
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1766543737
E-mail: tamara.evans@magnoxsites.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.magnox.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Other: Nuclear Decommissioning
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Supply of Intermediate Level Waste Concrete Overpacks.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Trawsfynydd Decommissioning Site.
Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Gwynedd, LL41 4DT.
North Wales.
NUTS code UKL,UKL12

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):

Supply of concrete overpacks to be used for the containment of stainless steel boxes and drums encapsulating Intermediate Level Waste recovered on the Trawsfynydd Decommissioning Site.
Magnox retains the option to extend this contract should additional supplies be required by an additional 12 months, and should other sites in the NDA estate (e.g. other Magnox sites, Sellafield, Dounreay….) have requirements for similar containers which materialise within the lifetime of this contract agreement, these sites have the option to contract for these requirements under this agreement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44100000, 44600000, 44110000, 44114000, 44114200, 44613400, 44613800, 44617000, 44617300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about 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:

The Trawsfynydd Decommissioning Site is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide a forecast quantity of 130 concrete overpacks. The over-pack comprises a reinforced concrete box and a reinforced concrete lid. The dimensions of the complete over-pack are approximately 2.7m x 2.7m x 2.2m high and have an approximate weight of 30 tonnes. The lid is removable to enable Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) packages (3m3 Box or 3m3 Drum) to be inserted into the box. After replacing the lid, the complete over-pack can be transported and stored.
The box (approximate dimensions 2.7m x 2.7m x 1.8m high) has walls and floor which are 450mm thick. This thickness is required for radiological shielding, and is based on a concrete density of 2 300kg/m3.
The lid (approximate dimensions 2.7m x 2.7m x 0.50m high) is a close fit to the top of the box.
The box and lid have a fabricated steel lifting embedment cast to facilitate lifting of the box or lid separately or the complete over-pack by a purpose built straddle carrier and lifting frame. Connections between the frame and the embedment’s are by quick release attachments known as Twist-locks.
The total number of over-packs required is predicted to be 133 units. A production rate of 4 units per week is envisaged, delivery to site to start in August 2013 to March 2014.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 000 000,00 and 3 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 1. Magnox retains the option to extend this contract should additional supplies be required by an additional 12 months.
2. Should other sites in the NDA estate (e.g. other Magnox sites, Sellafield, Dounreay….) have requirements for similar containers which materialise within the lifetime of this contract agreement, these sites have the option to contract for these requirements under this agreement.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 20.1.2013 Completion 2.5.2014

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

To be detailed in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be detailed in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Subject to prequalification, tenders will be accepted by individual economic operators or a group of economic operators provided that where a bidder is intending to submit a joint tender either as part of a consortium or joint venture then all members of the consortium or joint venture will be required to accept joint and several liability in respect of all obligations and liabilities under 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: To be detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be issued after the close of the Contract Notice Expression of Interest period.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To be detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be issued after the close of the Contract Notice Expression of Interest period.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To be detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be issued after the close of the Contract Notice Expression of Interest period.
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:

TRAWS/28/20046a
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.10.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.10.2012 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)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:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please refer to VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Magnox will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.9.2012