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New project delivery model a 'game changer' for Sellafield

The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) procurement model will change how major projects are delivered at the Sellafield nuclear site.

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
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

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

The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) model will see Sellafield Ltd procure 4 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.

Prior information notice (PIN) – Programme and Project Partners

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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 Partners (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.

Published 20 April 2017