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|Buying Organisation||CTM Portal for the NDA Shared Services Alliance|
|Opportunity Type||Private Sector|
|Opportunity Method||Contract Opportunity|
|Nature of Opportunity||Consultancy|
Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and has been established as the delivery body responsible for a safe, sustainable and publicly acceptable programme for the geological disposal of the UK's higher activity radioactive waste. In December 2018 the UK Government published a policy which laid out the commitment to a community consent-based process to find a suitable location for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for higher activity radioactive waste. In January 2019 the Welsh Government published an equivalent policy. Communities will be at the heart of the siting process for a GDF and a facility can only be built where both a suitable site and a willing community can be found. Consequently, the process to site a GDF will be the first community consent based siting process for a major infrastructure project. The process of finding a site will take between 15 to 20 years. Construction can only start following a positive Test of Public Support and after the relevant permissions from the regulators and planning authorities have been obtained. This process is consent-based and communities will be able to work in partnership with RWM from the beginning, so that people will have the opportunity to create a future that works for them. The siting process is depicted in the figure below. Through RWM, the Government will make available Community Investment Funding of up to £1 million annually for each community that forms a Community Partnership. This procurement is to source a community investment funding administrator for the RWM scheme.
|Response Deadline||05-10-20 00:00|