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Various questions on ONR's completed Generic Design Assessment of proposed new reactors for the UK

Framework Agreement with 31 contractors to support this process

Release date: 6 August 2012

Release of information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Following a request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, ONR released the following information. If copies of these documents are required, please contact ONRenquiries@onr.gov.uk

Dear,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2012070473

Thank you for your request for information about:

Various questions on ONR's completed Generic Design Assessment of proposed new reactors for the UK. They set up a Framework Agreement with 31 contractors to support this process.

Your request was received on 24 July 2012. I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

Not every technical area in GDA made use of technical support contractors. An example of this is Lot 14 - Management for Safety and Quality Assurance where no external support was needed.

For ease of reference I have listed your questions and the responses below:

Q1. How many of these contracting companies were actually contracted to provide assistance?

A1. 22 of the 31 contractors on the Technical Support Framework have had contracts placed.

Q2. How many contracts (and their total value if possible) were awarded to each of these companies?

A2. The details are provided in the attached spreadsheet.

Q3. Where there was more than one company able to provide the needed technical expertise and resource, what criteria were used to choose which was awarded the contract?

A3. An initial judgement was made about which companies could supply the technical expertise from the original bid documentation. Where there was more than one company able to provide the needed technical expertise, ONR used the attached criteria (Work package Evaluation Score sheet).

Q4. Was any feedback given to those companies not awarded contracts as to why this was so?

A4. Where more than one company was asked to tender for a particular piece of work within a technical area feedback was offered to those companies not awarded contracts, but no formal correspondence was issued to the companies.

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