Provision of Operating, Maintenance and Mangement Support Services

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-019204
Publication date: 9 August 2021

F01: Prior information notice

Prior information only

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Sites Ltd

Jubilee Road

West Cumbria House

Contact

Hamish Fraser

Email

Hamish.x.fraser@sellafieldsites.com

Telephone

+44 7866894808

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKD1 - Cumbria

National registration number

01002607

Internet address(es)
Main address

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

one.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=12898&B=SELLAFIELD

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Nuclear Decommissioning


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Provision of Operating, Maintenance and Mangement Support Services

Reference number

7027

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 65410000 - Operation of a power plant
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

Sellafield Ltd has a requirement for a suitably experienced and qualified service provider to supply Operation, Maintenance and Management (OM&M) for its existing Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHPP) at the Fellside site, as existing contractual arrangements are drawing to a close over the next few years. The Fellside site is located adjacent to the Sellafield Ltd nuclear site in West Cumbria, North West England.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £1

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 31124000 - Steam-turbine generator and related apparatus
  • 42112100 - Steam turbines
  • 42112300 - Gas turbines
  • 42113100 - Parts of steam turbines
  • 42160000 - Boiler installations
  • 42162000 - Steam-generating boilers
  • 42163000 - Steam generators
  • 42164000 - Auxiliary plant for use with boilers
  • 50430000 - Repair and maintenance services of precision equipment
  • 98391000 - Decommissioning services
  • 71314300 - Energy-efficiency consultancy services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKD1 - Cumbria
Main site or place of performance

Fellside site (adjacent to the Sellafield site)

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Sellafield Ltd has a requirement for a suitably experienced and qualified service provider to supply Operation, Maintenance and Management (OM&M) for its existing Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHPP) at the Fellside site, as existing contractual arrangements are drawing to a close over the next few years. The Fellside site is located adjacent to the Sellafield Ltd nuclear site in West Cumbria, North West England.

Sellafield Ltd are currently reviewing a number of options for competing the OM&M requirements post 2024, these options have been detailed within the Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper which accompanies this Prior Information Notice (PIN). The Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper offers an indicative view of how Sellafield may procure the OM&M for the Fellside site. Clearly, this may change as a result of the proposed supplier engagement (detailed in the attached Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper) as well as a result of the required exercise of securing both internal and external governance prior to the issue of a Contract Notice.

Details surrounding the Fellside site have been detailed within the Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper which accompanies this PIN. All documentation can be located within Sellafield's Complete Tender Management (CTM) System, see section 1.3 'Communication' of this PIN for a signpost to the CTM System. It is thought the overall spend of the future contract will be circa £80-100 Million.

Sellafield are keen to engage with suppliers with experience of similar operations who can provide guidance and insight into the optimum operational and contracting strategies that Sellafield Ltd should be considering in the satisfaction of this requirement.

Organisations which are interested in participating in this Technical Dialogue exercise are requested to register their interest via Sellafield Ltd's CTM System, against Ref ID Number 12519, where a copy of the Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper is available to download. This Paper Briefing Paper provides the background to the Project, the proposed approach to Technical Dialogue and the particular 'Supplier Dialogue Lines of Enquiry' Questionnaire that SL anticipate discussing with the market.

Interested organisations are:

(i) requested to review the accompanying Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper;

(ii) invited to submit written a response to Sellafield Ltd, via its CTM system, responding to section 6 of the Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper titled 'Supplier Dialogue Lines of Enquiry', and;

(iii) invited to attend Sellafield's virtual market engagement session which is being hosted by the The Energy Industries Council (EIC) on 1st September 2021.

Responses to the 'Supplier Dialogue Lines of Enquiry' are to be submitted via Sellafield’s CTM System no later than 17th September 2021.

Further information regarding the market engagement session can be located within the attached Technical Dialogue Briefing Paper and on the EIC website (https://www.the-eic.com/EventDetail?dateid=3038).

two.2.14) Additional information

Please read the accompanying attachments for all further details.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

13 January 2023


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No