UK-Oxford: Containers for waste material.

UK-Oxford: Containers for waste material.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX110QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email:
Contact: Allan Norman
Main Address:
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-1679 Remote Retrieval and Handling Facility
Reference number: UKRI-1679
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
44613800 - Containers for waste material.
FC02-1 - For waste material
II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
II.1.4) Short description:
Design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a hot cell facility.
The Remote Retrieval and Handling Facility (RRHF) project is part of the Waste Accumulation Reduction Programme (WARP) which is in place to manage the accumulation of radioactive waste from legacy facilities and current ISIS operations at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). This radioactive waste needs to be safely managed and disposed of in compliance with legislation and government policy.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 10,000,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
90520000 - Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
The RRHF will be a specialist hot cell facility that will allow handling of radioactive waste, primarily in preparation for disposal, but also facilitating sampling, size reduction, Post Irradiation Examination (PIE), maintenance and other tasks involving radioactive materials.
It is anticipated that the facility will consist of two shielded cells; a de-lidding cell for loading and unloading shielded flasks, and an active cell for ‘invasive works’. Each cell will be served with through-wall-manipulators and overhead cranes. The shielding thickness requirement will be approximately 350mm of steel, or equivalent, with a total steel mass of approximately 600 tonnes. The facility will be constructed within an existing radiation supervised area and procured under a single turnkey contract.
II.2.14) Additional information
Supplier/Bidders register interest in this procurement to

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - NO

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 13/09/2021