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Integrate snake arm robot with tools for Gamma Imaging and Radiation depth profilers for deployment within 2 locations within the Site Water Duct.

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

Windscale Site Water Duct.

Reference number: Deploy Radiological Sensors
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Integrate snake arm robot with tools for Gamma Imaging and Radiation depth profilers for deployment within 2 locations within the Site Water Duct.

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: 189 000.00 GBP

Windscale Site Water Duct

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD11
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To integrate a Snake Arm Robot with radiological sensor tools for Gamma Imaging and Depth Profiling for deployment on Site. This is part of the R&D programme of works.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: OC Robotics 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 derogation CPV 73300000 Design and Execution of research and development this was awarded without prior publication in the OJEU.

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

Windscale Site Water Duct

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
OC Robotics
Units 4&5, Abbey Wood Business Park
BS34 7JU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1173144700
Fax: +44 1173144799
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 189 000.00 GBP
Lowest offer: 189 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 189 001.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Value excluding VAT: 63 000.00 GBP
Proportion: 33 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

The Radiological Sensor Tools to be integrated with the Snake Arm Robot will be provided by sub-contractors.

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 time-scales 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
CA20 1PG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1946772702
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: