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Procurement News (2018 January) update on Advance Nuclear Materials Research Centre RFP as part of our Capital Program  (January 17, 2018)

CNL would like to confirm that in line with previous communications on the timeline for this key procurement for the business, we remain committed to the issue of a Request For Proposal (RFP) in early to mid-February.

Within the RFP, we will be looking to bring together a core team of companies under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract model, where jointly (including CNL as the owner), the team will develop the scope, costs and schedule before agreement of a Target Cost for the facility and going on to deliver the project. Each party of the IPD have a seat and voice at the table and everyone in the core team will be jointly incentivised on the successful outcome of the project.

We are looking to give as much flexibility and opportunity to the market as possible for bidding this and will be approaching the RFP as follows:

There will be 2 initial Lots (or work packages) contained in a single procurement. The 2 packages will be:

  • Our Engineering partner for the detailed Design; and
  • Our Construction partner (general contractor & Constructor) for the main construction work.

For additional context for the final IPD Team, CNL would also like to advise the following:

  • CNL has an existing Architect who will be part of the IPD team, but as the owner’s consultant.
  • CNL has an interest in Engineers and Constructors who may have experience with “Hot Cells”, however, this will not be a defining element for selection of bidders.

After selection of the above partners, this new team will work together to evaluate and select a “Hot Cell” partner and potentially other key Contractors who will join the IPD agreement as a core team member during the projects ‘Validation Phase’.

An express requirement of the RFP will be that there shall be no exclusivity agreements established between bidders and “Hot Cell” specialists.

Prospective bidders will be able to bid on EITHER of the 2 lots individually, OR, if the market and suppliers want to team in any combination, or have complete capability, CNL will also accept a proposal for both lots as a complete solution from that organization or team.

The procurement will be a staged process to qualify suitable candidates, before commercial confidential dialogue, final bids and then oral presentations to finish.

The Advance Nuclear Materials Research Centre is a CNL flagship project for the future and we are looking forward to working with you on the significant opportunity.

Revised Procurement and Awards spreadsheet under Procurement Opportunities and Awards (January 17, 2018)

2017-18 Procurement Opportunities and Awards Spreadsheet Rev Jan 12 2018

French Terms and Conditions available in French section under Références et Formulaires: (Dec 14/17)

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Accounts Payable address. (Dec 4/17)

A) Physical address:

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.
Attn: Accounts Payable
STN Keys
Chalk River, On., Canada

B) Email Address: