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Specify and supply a laser cutting system customised for decommissioning applications to enable the implementation of a highly efficient method for size reduction activities within redundant process plants. This is part of the R&D programme of works.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Sellafield Ltd
Calder Bridge
CA20 1PG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Katy Wilson
Telephone: +44 1946772702
NUTS code: UKD11

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: nuclear decommissioning

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Cutting System.

Reference number: Fibre Delivered Laser
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Specify and supply a laser cutting system customised for decommissioning applications to enable the implementation of a highly efficient method for size reduction activities within redundant process plants. This is part of the R&D programme of works.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 404 000.00 GBP

Cutting System

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Task 1 - Purchase of laser cutting equipment including laser generator, chiller unit, process fibres and cutting heads.

Task 2 - Specification and procurement of the above equipment.

Task 3 - Commissioning and acceptance testing of above equipment

Task 4 - 2 days training at for personnel.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: TWI Ltd / Weighting: 100 %
Price - Weighting: Direct Award
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

Due to the R&D nature of this work and the applicable derogation to this award it was decided not to issue a PIN notice.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1
Lot No: 1

Cutting System

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Granta Park
CB21 6AL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223899000
Fax: +44 1223890952
NUTS code: UKH12

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 404 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 404 001.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1946781963
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
London Court of International Arbitration
70 Fleet Street
EC14 1EU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079367008
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the Review body at the Royal Courts of Justice address or to Stuart A Wilson Supply Chain Ombudsman on the email and telephone number provided, and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any appeals must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including without limitation, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Sellafield Ltd
Sellafield Site, B112
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1946772702
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: