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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Seascale: Research Support Office
Document Ref:
294457-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
CTM Portal for the NDA Shared Services Alliance
Date Published:
25 June 2019
Deadline Date:
30 August 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

University-based research is an important component in the development of RWM’s knowledge base. There is a strategic need for a collaborative long-term relationship with UK universities, which will deliver improved alignment to RWM’s needs in its university-based work, sustaining and building a multi-disciplinary capability and building the next generation of post-doctoral researchers. The Research Support Office will deliver improved alignment to RWM’s needs in its university-based work, with a stronger delivery focus through a centrally managed approach. The RWM Research Support Office will also improve contextual understanding and potentially enhance advocacy within a respected and influential stakeholder group. It will also enable RWM to capitalise on opportunities to extract economic gearing from UKRI and the universities, driven by the confidence engendered through sustained RWM investment, commitment and collaboration.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

CTM Portal for the NDA Shared Services Alliance

01002607

Calder Bridge

Seascale

CA20 1PG

UK

Contact person: Anthony E Potts

Telephone: +44 1925802897

E-mail: tony.potts@nda.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/shared-services-alliance-ssa-for-nuclear-decommissioning-estate

Address of the buyer profile: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/3510

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=11788&B=SELLAFIELD


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=11788&B=SELLAFIELD


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: Nuclear Decommissioning

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Research Support Office

Reference number: RWM167

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

University-based research is an important component in the development of RWM’s knowledge base. There is a strategic need for a collaborative long-term relationship with UK universities, which will deliver improved alignment to RWM’s needs in its university-based work, sustaining and building a multi-disciplinary capability and building the next generation of post-doctoral researchers. The Research Support Office will deliver improved alignment to RWM’s needs in its university-based work, with a stronger delivery focus through a centrally managed approach. The RWM Research Support Office will also improve contextual understanding and potentially enhance advocacy within a respected and influential stakeholder group. It will also enable RWM to capitalise on opportunities to extract economic gearing from UKRI and the universities, driven by the confidence engendered through sustained RWM investment, commitment and collaboration.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

73110000

73200000

73300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

University-based research is an important component in the development of RWM’s knowledge base. There is a strategic need for a collaborative long-term relationship with UK universities, which will deliver improved alignment to RWM’s needs in its university-based work, sustaining and building a multi-disciplinary capability and building the next generation of post-doctoral researchers. The Research Support Office will deliver improved alignment to RWM’s needs in its university-based work, with a stronger delivery focus through a centrally managed approach. The RWM Research Support Office will also improve contextual understanding and potentially enhance advocacy within a respected and influential stakeholder group. It will also enable RWM to capitalise on opportunities to extract economic gearing from UKRI and the universities, driven by the confidence engendered through sustained RWM investment, commitment and collaboration. By targeting funding to key university research teams RWM will also sustain and build the growth of the next generation of high quality post-doctoral researchers with a rigorous understanding of the scientific basis for geological disposal and the inherent social issues. This cohort will therefore be equipped to support RWM’s growth, as well as the needs of the regulators and our supply chain companies. The Research Support Office will sustain and enhance a multi-disciplinary capability across a number of UK university teams that have a world-class track record in geological disposal science and technology, fostering collaboration and synergies rather than centralising and streamlining capability. Key disciplines include:

— geosciences (geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, engineering geology, structural geology, rock mechanics, geochemical modelling, etc.),

— radiochemistry and contaminant transfer processes, including microbiology,

— materials science (metal corrosion, ceramic and glass formulation and evolution, cement and bentonite t

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: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option at RWMs discretion to extend for a period of 3 years and an additional period of 2 years.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

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.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 30/08/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

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

Tender must be valid until: 29/11/2019

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/08/2019

Local time: 12:00

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.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

Didcot

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand

London

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.justice.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the contact specified in Section I) above, and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any appeals must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including without limitation, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Contracting Authority will also incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on award of contract is communicated to tenderers.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

Didcot

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/06/2019

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