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14/09/2020    S178

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: ENER/D3/2020-777 Resilience of the Nuclear Sector in Europe in the Face of Pandemic Risks

2020/S 178-428846

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, ENER — Energy, ENER.D.3 — Radiation protection and nuclear safety
Postal address: 1 rue Henri Schnadt, Zone d'activités Cloche d'Or
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2530
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

ENER/D3/2020-777 Resilience of the Nuclear Sector in Europe in the Face of Pandemic Risks

Reference number: ENER/LUX/2020/OP/0023
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Taking account of the individual circumstances of the European countries (EU-27+CH, UK), this study aims to analyse the near-term and longer-term impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on the European nuclear sector (covering all existing nuclear fuel cycle facilities, research facilities) and the preparedness and recovery actions taken by the owners, operators, regulators, and national authorities to ensure their safe, continued operation.

Against the background of the financial shock to the global economy, it will identify potential impacts on key suppliers, possible knock-on effects on the nuclear sector from other industries, and actions and investments needed at national and EU-level to support the resilience of the sector, maintain security of supply for the nuclear fuel cycle and its potential to sustain jobs and steer recovery activities in the longer term.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

(a) determine the key challenges influencing the availability of nuclear generation capacity under enduring or new pandemic conditions, covering normal operations, incidents and emergencies, refuelling and maintenance outages, and upgrading/ refurbishment activities, and new build projects. Review and assess the effectiveness of the measures taken by operators and regulators during the early phase of the Covid-19 outbreak. Review these measures in the context of the longer term risks and identify elements for updated continuity/contingency/risk preparedness plans, with a focus on ensuring the safety of nuclear installations. Similarly, determine challenges for nuclear facilities providing medical radioisotopes. Develop clear practical recommendations for improvements.

(b) identify the critical supply chains essential to guarantee safe operations and maintenance; assess the risks for the European nuclear fuel cycle operations, including supply chains for materials, consumables, components and specialist services. The study should review critical supply chains important for ensuring the safe operation and maintenance of plants, but also for the upgrades and improvements necessary for long term operation, as well as for the programme of new build projects. Develop clear practical recommendations for improvements.

(c) ascertain the near term impacts on availability of nuclear fuel supplies, including an assessment on uranium conversion, enrichment, and fuel manufacture.

(d) assess the economic impacts of the pandemic on planned investments and expenditure on upgrades to existing installations, refurbishments for long-term operation, especially those with a safety impact, as well as on new build projects.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/10/2020
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/10/2020
Local time: 10:00

European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, Euroforum Building,1 rue Henri Schnadt, L-2530 Luxembourg.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: