United Kingdom-Abingdon: Analysis services
Contract award notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Culham Science Centre, Abingdon.
At the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) the Authority hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners. The JET facilities are collectively used by all European fusion laboratories under the EUROfusion consortium.
The JET machine and associated facilities generate quantities of radioactive and trade effluents. The trade effluents include aqueous process wastes, cooling water, wash water and ground water which subsequently discharge into Controlled Waters. All trade effluent discharges are subject to specific consent issued by the Environment Agency EA. This consent states limits which CCFE must adhere to. Discharges must be controlled and monitored to ensure CCFE's compliance with the consent issued under the Water Resources Act 1991. CCFE requires a Contractor with experience in carrying out sample analysis of aqueous trade effluent. The Contractor should be able to meet a 26.5 hour turnaround for collection of sample(s). In exceptional circumstances this turnaround could be extended to 30.5 hours.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contractContract No: 3000204557 Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Analysis of Aqueous Trade Effluent
Latis Scientific limited
Unit 20, Greenwich Business Park
SW10 9QF London
Section VI: Complementary information
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