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Waste Treatment Services

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

LLW Repository Ltd
Pelham House
For the attention of: Joanne Makin
CA20 1DB Cumbria
Telephone: +44 1946770243

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Management and disposal of low level radioactive waste
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Waste Treatment Services
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services

NUTS code UKD11

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) is a UK nuclear waste management company that provides services to UK customers to treat and dispose of low level radioactive waste. On behalf of the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, we manage the national Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria and oversee a national Low Level Waste programme to ensure that lower activity radioactive waste is managed effectively across the UK.
LLWR's customers include nuclear decommissioning and power companies, defence sites, the healthcare sector, research establishments and other industries within the UK. Our waste services help customers manage their lower activity radioactive waste efficiently to reduce disposal volumes and preserve capacity at the Low Level Waste Repository. Customers can access a wide range of treatment and disposal services to ensure waste is managed safely and effectively. More information about LLWR can be found via our website:
Subject to the relevant sanction and validation activities, LLWR intends to procure a 4 year multi-supplier framework agreement for the provision of a range of Waste Treatment Services to LLWR on behalf of our customers, covering the following scope:
- Metallic Waste Treatment Services, to treat and reduce the volume of low level radioactive waste arising from customer sites prior to disposal, by separating contamination from clean metal via a range of techniques, such as shot-blasting or melting;
- Combustible Waste Treatment Services, to treat and reduce the volume of low level radioactive waste arising from customer sites prior to disposal through the use of thermal treatment techniques, such as incineration;
- Supercompactable Waste Treatment Services, to treat and reduce the final volume of low level waste arising from customer sites prior to disposal using high force compaction techniques;
- Alternative Treatment Solutions, to provide for the research, development and opening up of innovative new treatment routes for potential orphan and problematic radioactive wastes;
- Waste Treatment Professional Services, to provide programme and project management capability together with relevant nuclear waste management expertise for change initiatives, enhancement opportunities and/or major service delivery projects across LLWR's business to meet customer requirements.
The above service scopes will be split into a number of lots.
Suppliers interested in being part of this framework agreement are invited to attend an Industry Day on Tuesday 12.3.2013 at The Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria, UK. LLWR will present initial proposals for the service scope, the structure of the framework and the contract terms for discussion and input from potential suppliers. The Industry Day aims to offer the supply chain an opportunity to comment on our proposals before the Invitation to Tender is issued in May/June 2013. LLWR would welcome interest from Small to Medium Enterprises who may wish to work with other suppliers to provide services to LLWR. The Industry Day will provide networking opportunities with both LLWR and potential suppliers.
To register your intention to attend the Industry Day, please e-mail Stephanie Murphy at no later than close of business on Friday 1.3.2013 with the following information:
- Company name;
- Name of attendees;
- Contact details for the attendees (phone number and e-mail address).
Please note that places are limited to 2 attendees per company.
It is expected that the event will take place over a full day. Specific timings and further details will be communicated to attendees at least 1 week beforehand.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 80 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90521100, 90521200, 90521300, 90521400, 90521500

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1
1)Short description:
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90521100, 90521200, 90521300, 90521400, 90521500

5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: