Abbott Risk Consulting has been re-awarded a first tier Framework contract via the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Shared Services Alliance to deliver consultancy safety case services to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning sector.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is an in 2004 formed non-departmental public body of the UK responsible for the effective and efficient clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy. In addition, the NDA provides advice on decommissioning plans for current and planned nuclear power stations.
Shared Services Alliance Framework
To add value to the procurement process, the NDA has entered into a Collaborative Procurement Program that functions across the NDA estate, called the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Shared Service Alliance (NDASSA). This alliance is made up of, among others, Sellafield, Magnox, National Nuclear Laboratories and Low Level Waste Repository.
The contract awarded to Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) is a first tier Framework contract for the delivery of consulting services regarding safety to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning sector and is a re-awarding of the contract that ARC successfully held for the past four years.
To secure the re-awarded contract, ARC joined forces with a number of specialist SMEs, creating the Nucleus Grouping, which tendered and successfully won the Nuclear Services Framework contract. The Nucleus Grouping is made up of NSG Environmental, a nuclear decommissioning consultancy, Quintessa, a scientific & mathematical consultancy exploring 21st century energy solutions and Nuclear Technologies, a nuclear specialist consultancy. The four parties aim to mutually support each other in providing cost effective and timely solutions to the industry.
Other contract renewal
A few months ago the NDA re-awarded Capita IT Enterprise Services a 2-year contract to manage its complete IT infrastructure, in a deal worth £2.4 million through to 2017.