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The design, manufacture and installation of a new cladding system to provide weather protection to the Hunterston A reactor buildings for the period of Care & Maintenance.

Contract notice - utilities


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Magnox Limited
Oldbury Technical Centre, Oldbury Naite
BS35 1RQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ewan Davidson
Telephone: +44 1294824057
NUTS code: UKM33

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Hunterston A Weather Envelope.

Reference number: HTE 51404
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The design, manufacture and installation of a new cladding system to provide weather protection to the Hunterston A reactor buildings for the period of Care & Maintenance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM33
Main site or place of performance:

Hunterston A Site, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, KA23 9RA.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the procurement is the design, manufacture and installation of a new cladding system to provide weather protection to the Hunterston A reactor buildings for the period of Care & Maintenance (C&M). Hunterston A is due to enter C&M in 2024 and begin Final Site Clearance in 2075 i.e. c. 50 years. The chosen system, with correct maintenance/ repair/ replacement, will be required to remain functional throughout its anticipated life of 60 years in order to support the safety case. The new cladding system will replace the existing temporary weather barrier.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the Request For Information document.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Details provided in the Request For Information (RFI) procurement documents which can be accessed at

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Details provided in the Request For Information (RFI) procurement documents which can be accessed at

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/04/2017
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/05/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Complete Tender Management System (hereafter known as the CTM System). To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the CTM System. The RFI can be accessed through the CTM System at: using the instructions detailed below.

If you have not yet registered on the CTM System, this can be done on line at: by following the link ‘New supplier registration’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found within the site plus a contact email for any questions regarding the registration process:

Once registered on the CTM System, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. For this procurement the relevant Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, duly completed, must accompany your expression of interest.

As a user of the CTM System you will have access to the email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFI and RFQ event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the CTM System please contact the helpdesk by email:

Magnox Limited expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of this procurement process commenced by the publication of this Contract Notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Magnox be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Magnox Limited
Oldbury Technical Centre, Oldbury Naite,
BS35 1RQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1294824057

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Magnox Limited will incorporate a standstill period, of 10 calendar days, following the notification of an award of contract communicated to tenderers. Potential providers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by Magnox Limited as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the potential provider was unsuccessful. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: