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UKAEA Provision of Management & Specialist Engineering Support for the Operation & Maintenance of the Fusion Facilities at Culham Science Centre

The Culham Centre For Fusion Energy (CCFE) is one of the UK's leading Fusion Research Centres. The 180-acre site houses the UK Fusion Research Organisation including the JET Facilities operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) on behalf of the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA). There is a requirement is for the provision of a flexible Management Team and associated work force to provide Specialist Engineering Support for the Operation and maintenance of the Fusion Facilities and associated projects at Culham Science Centre. The requirement also includes the provision of an experienced and suitably qualified mechanical inspection team to undertake specialist support services including non-contact inspection, alignment, and surveying activities. The Management team includes a Site Manager supported by a flexible team of approximately 18 to 30 persons depending upon operational/non-operational periods, consisting of Mechanical, Electrical and Planning Engineers/Supervisors, Inspectors and Administrative Staff. The Management Team under this contract will be expected to manage the workforce consisting of Mechanical Fitters, Electricians, Riggers, Scaffolders, Crane Drivers and Semi-Skilled Operatives. The workforce numbers will vary between 25 and 50 depending upon operational/ non-operational periods; in large shutdowns this number can increase to 150. A significant number of the management team will need to be Monitored Radiation Workers to comply with the UK Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and Registered Beryllium workers. It is the Authority's opinion that the EC acquired Rights Directive: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 applies to this contract UKAEA is offering the opportunity for interested parties to attend the following market engagement opportunity, on Thursday 23rd July at 10.00 (via ZOOM), whereby more details will be made available on this requirement. UKAEA would like to use this opportunity to provide a forum to discuss delivery challenges and risk associated with the programme. Through this process we are looking to open the engagement at an early stage for suppliers to understand the requirement and enable UKAEA to reflect on any feedback received. Following this, UKAEA intend to issue tenders through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to procure services for the Provision of Management & Specialist Engineering Support for the Operation & Maintenance of the Fusion Facilities at Culham Science Centre Please follow the link below to register your interest in the opportunity and before Monday 20th July 2020 if you wish to attend forum on Thursday 23rd July 2020 @ 10.00 (via ZOOM).


Nicola Adams
01235465318 ext 5379

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Published: 26 Jun 2020, Receipt by: 20 Jul 2020