The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority owns and operates the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) which is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.
The Authority is responsible for the operation of the JET (Joint European Torus) facilities, via a contract between itself and the European Commission. JET is the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment and is still at the forefront of fusion research and is closely involved in testing plasma physics, systems and materials for ITER. The JET facilities are collectively used by all European fusion laboratories under the EUROfusion consortium. About 350 scientists from Europe, plus more from around the globe, participate in JET experiments each year, co-ordinated by a programme management unit.
The UK fusion programme is centred on the innovative MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment which is also based at CCFE and employs around 150 people.
In support of the above work, the Authority has a requirement for the Supply of Safety Case and Peer Review Support Services.
The Client intends to award two contracts to two Suppliers. One Supplier will receive a contract for Safety Case Support; and a further Supplier will receive a contract for Peer Review Support.