Sellafield to launch procurement for delivery partners

A new procurement model is set to change how major projects will be delivered at the Sellafield nuclear site over the next 20 years at an industry day on 28 April.

The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) model will see Sellafield Ltd procure four long term partners, who will play an integral part in the site’s project delivery. Supply chain organisations will attend an industry day hosted by Sellafield Ltd on Friday, 28 April, where the procurement process to secure the partners will be launched.

Projects Director for Sellafield Ltd, Steve Livingstone, said: “This is a hugely important step for Sellafield Ltd – it is a game change for the way we deal with our supply chain. Instead of procuring supply chains for each major project, we’ll establish a new project delivery environment based upon long term relationships with selected partners, developing closer working practices on the way.”

“The new model will ensure our projects, while maintaining our excellent safety performance, will be delivered faster, meaning Sellafield is made safer more quickly.”

Sellafield’s decommissioning programme requires a complex portfolio of major projects stretching over many decades.   The Programme and Project Partner (PPP) model has been designed to help deliver the next 20 years of this safely, efficiently and cost effectively, through more collaborative and sustainable ways of working.