Sellafield Ltd has announced the preferred bidders for the 15-year design services alliance contract at the nuclear site in West Cumbria.
Progressive alliance, led by Babcock and Scott Wilson URS, is up against AXIOM, a joint venture between Jacobs, Amec, Assystem and Mott MacDonald.
A statement from Sellafield Ltd it is a significant milestone in the way the organisation does business, and is “the first true alliance style framework contract with our supply chain, which bring certainty and security to the supply chain at all levels for both tier two and three.”
It said this certainty will allow long term investment in local infrastructure and resources.
The bidders will provide specialist design, engineering and safety case assessment services.
Todd Wright, NMP sponsored Managing Director for Sellafield Ltd, said “Effective supply chain engagement through long term collaborative alliances is key to Sellafield Ltd delivering and exceeding commitments made in our performance plan”.
Sellafield has also recently launched recent supply chain engagement framework with local authorities.