In November 1999, the Bulgarian Government and the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in which the Bulgarian Government undertook a firm commitment to close and decommission Units 1 - 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) at the earliest possible dates. The Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) has been established and is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). One of the purposes of this Fund is to finance, or co-finance preparation and implementation of selected projects, which would require procurement of Goods, Works and Services for modification of existing plant systems, design and construction of decommissioning facilities, including the National Disposal Facility, in an environmentally safe and cost effective manner, definition and procurement of dismantling and decontamination technologies and equipment.
State Enterprise Radioactive Waste SE (SERAW) is responsible for the Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Programme and the National Disposal Facility.
A Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) has been established in order to assist SERAW in the administration and management of the projects notified below.
This General Procurement Notice is an update to the General Procurement Notice for Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Programme and for the National Disposal Facility projects, published on 09 August 2013. It draws the attention to the following upcoming procurement activities:
• Supply of Equipment for Alpha Spectrometry Equipment (Project 5d - 1)
This project is for the Supply of Laboratory Equipment for Alpha Radionuclides determinations for the Characterization and Analysis of Ion Exchange Resins in Auxiliary Buildings 1 and 2.
Information Centre for Decommissioning (Project 20)
This project is for the design, construction, testing, furnishing and commissioning of SERAW Information Centre for the Decommissioning Programme of KNPP Units 1-4. The project will identify new media forms, models and equipment required for the purposes of the information campaigns concerning/introducing the Decommissioning activities and will manage the procurement of these.
Supply of a Decommissioning Management System (Project 22a)
This project provides that the existing Decommissioning Management System (Hardware and Software) should be upgraded with an up-to-date and integrated system.
Inventory, Treatment and Conditioning of Contaminated Soil (Project 23)
This project is to carry out a survey of the KNPP decommissioning site, Units 1 to 4 and further remediation of contaminated soil, based on prepared and approved by the Client methodology. The project includes: development of a methodology, characterization of the soils in accordance with this methodology and a proposal for potential strategies for storage or remediation.
Concrete Core Sampling Analyses (Project 24)
This project is for the provision of services of a specialist contractor to carry out core sampling and analysis of concrete structures, e.g. the reactor pond walls and other structures which come into contact with contaminated water to determine the depth of any contamination to allow the decommissioning of the structures to be accurately planned.
Supply of Equipment for Treatment of Accumulated Quantities of Radioactive Sludge at KNPP Units 1-4 (Project 28)
This project is for the supply of equipment for:
Retrieval of the radioactive sludge and residues from the places, where they currently are and their feeding to the inlet of the treatment facility;
Treatment of the radioactive sludge and residues and treatment of the generated secondary RAW into forms that will be suitable for further transportation, storage and/or disposal.
Independent Infrastructure Separation between Kozloduy NPP and SERAW (Project 35)
This Project governs design, equipment supply, installation and commissioning of utilities, needed for the separation of the external grids of the technical infrastructure of the station-wide buildings and facilities of Kozloduy NPP from SERAW.
Supply of Lifting and Transportation Equipment (Project 38)
This project is for the procurement of and Engine Powered Lift Truck having 25t to 30t loading capacity to ensure safety effective and economically efficient transport of dismantled materials.
Refurbishment of DGS-1 Equipment for Use of the Building for Decommissioning (Project 39)
This project is to assure the preparation of the dismantling of the equipment of DGS-1 and the refurbishment of the building for decommissioning purposes. The project includes:
Design and refurbishment of DGS-1 Building and the installation and commissioning of the utility systems for the Building.
Restoration of Hydro Insulation of Turbine Hall and Reactor Building of KNPP UNITS 1-4 (Project 43)
This Project will cover the removal of the old damaged roof insulation of the Turbine Hall and Reactor Buildings and their replacement with a new insulation as per state-to-the-art technologies.
Preparation of Detailed Design for Dismantling of Equipment in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4 (Project 44)
The task of this project is the preparation of a Detailed Design packages for Dismantling of systems and components in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4. The project must ensure safety execution of the dismantling activities not only for the contaminated but for the activated systems as well.
The waste acceptance criteria of the National Disposal Facility do not envisage acceptance of large size activated items and containers different that the current licensed containers. The waste management approach must be analyzed and the correspondence decisions must be proposed.
The estimated total budget for the above projects is 25 Million Euros.
National Disposal Facility (NDF / Repository) projects
Site Preparation for Construction of National Disposal Facility:
Preparation of Radiana site for the subsequent construction of the National Disposal Facility, including provision of electrical supply, water supply, provision of heating supply from district network, provision of sewage and rainwater pond connection to discharge-points, implementation of relocation and rehabilitation works, design for removal of existing water channel construction of new temporary road and design and construction rehabilitation of existing road.
Design of multi-layer test cover of NDF at Radiana site
This project includes development of conceptual and detailed design for two variants of multi-layer cover of National Disposal Facility and development of detailed program for long term testing at Radiana site.
Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility
This project includes civil construction works, supply, installation, commissioning and testing of equipment, and commissioning of the National Disposal Facility.
Supervision of Construction of Phase 1of the National Disposal Facility
The estimated total budget for the above projects is 70 million Euros.
Tendering for the decommissioning and NDF projects will commence in III quarter 2014.
Tendering for contracts to be financed from grants of the KIDSF will be in line with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from eligible countries as of 01 August 2014: EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD countries of operation.
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact in writing: