As part of its role as NDA's Low Level Waste management contractor, LLWR is leading the implementation of the UK Strategy for the Management of Solid Low Level Radioactive Waste from the Nuclear Industry through the National Waste Programme for Lower Activity Wastes.
At the heart of LLWR's mission is the provision of services that provide alternative options to waste producers to preserve Repository capacity. The Waste Services Contract (WSC) allows Customers to access LLWR's suite of Waste and Logistic Services.
LLWR intends to procure a 4-year framework agreement with up to 8 suppliers for a range of radioactive waste characterisation needs, including:
• Pre-operational investigations;
• On-site sampling operations;
• Interpretation, reporting and option identification;
• Measurement services;
• Sample retention and disposal.
The estimated value is £14m over 4 years, although the agreement is formally zero-value with no spend guaranteed.
The framework will be for use by organisations that either currently hold, or may in future enter into, a WSC with LLWR. These organisations include private sector bodies plus public sector bodies that fall into one or more of the categories detailed in the associated TED/OJEU Contract Notice.