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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Didcot: Carbon-14 Release of Irradiated AGR Graphite
436436-2019
Radioactive Waste Management
17 September 2019
15 October 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

RWM wishes to commission a study to measure and further understand the release of carbon-14 from irradiated graphite under a range of relevant conditions. This will involve measurement of total carbon-14 release into the gas and aqueous phases during leaching in an appropriate solution, together with characterisation of the composition. Specifically, this study would investigate the release of carbon-14 from Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) graphite and compare to the previous results obtained from WAGR, BEP0 and Magnox graphite. This will require an experimental programme that closely follows the methods and test durations previously studied for Magnox graphite to provide comparable results.

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

Radioactive Waste Management

8920190

Building 329, Thomson Avenue

Didcot

OX11 0GD

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

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=12026&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=12026&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

Carbon-14 Release of Irradiated AGR Graphite

Reference number: RWM181

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

RWM wishes to commission a study to measure and further understand the release of carbon-14 from irradiated graphite under a range of relevant conditions. This will involve measurement of total carbon-14 release into the gas and aqueous phases during leaching in an appropriate solution, together with characterisation of the composition. Specifically, this study would investigate the release of carbon-14 from Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) graphite and compare to the previous results obtained from WAGR, BEP0 and Magnox graphite. This will require an experimental programme that closely follows the methods and test durations previously studied for Magnox graphite to provide comparable results.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 950 000.00 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

73111000

73200000

73300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

Didcot

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

RWM wishes to commission a study to measure and further understand the release of carbon-14 from irradiated graphite under a range of relevant conditions. This will involve measurement of total carbon-14 release into the gas and aqueous phases during leaching in an appropriate solution, together with characterisation of the composition. Specifically, this study would investigate the release of carbon-14 from Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) graphite and compare to the previous results obtained from WAGR, BEP0 and Magnox graphite. This will require an experimental programme that closely follows the methods and test durations previously studied for Magnox graphite to provide comparable results. RWM request that the contractor propose a baseline schedule based on a total leaching duration of 24 months, with appropriate scheduled sampling intervals. RWM also request that schedules based on 36 and 48 month leaching durations are also included as optional tasks/extensions, that would allow the leaching to be extended if the results towards the end of 24 months warrant further experimental studies.

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: 950 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Subject to results of experimental programme the contract may be extended by 12 and/or 24 months.

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: Yes

Description of options:

Subject to results of experimental programme the contract may be extended by 12 and/or 24 months.

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.1.2) 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.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Stated in the procurement documents

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: 15/10/2019

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: 31/12/2019

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

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

13/09/2019