The Dounreay Procurement Plan details procurements planned in the following 24 months. This plan is updated and published monthly. Name and contact details for the contracting officer managing individual procurements are available via the plan.
Please note that tender dates are a current reflection of Dounreay plans, and may be altered subject to business requirements.
Dounreay advertises its procurement opportunities on the following platforms:
Further information on the wider opportunities to work with our client, the NDA, can be found on the NDA suppliers web pages.
Supply chain expectations
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Dounreay wishes to support the government’s SME agenda, and uses government targets to measure performance.
Supply chain charter
Dounreay has given its commitment to the supply chain charter for NDA sites. The supply chain charter aims to foster good working relations across the NDA estate supply chain, with all parties signing up to a set of principles encouraging mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships.
The following are standard conditions for doing business with Dounreay and apply when an order or contract has been issued without any specific conditions attached. Typically these are orders for low value goods and services. Where specific conditions of contract have been attached to an order or contract they will take precedence over these standard conditions.
Ordering and invoicing
Delivering to site
How to make a complaint
LINC with Dounreay
Dounreay was once the UK’s centre of fast reactor research and development and is now Scotland’s largest nuclear clean up and demolition project. Recognised as one of the most complex closure programmes in Europe, the site is expected to reach an interim end state between 2030 and 2033. That can only be achieved with a strong partnership between the Dounreay workforce and the supply chain.
LINC with Dounreay is a scheme set up to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at a local and national level to collaborate with each other to deliver innovative solutions that support the Dounreay decommissioning programme.
A series of work packages will be identified focusing on the various challenges faced across the site, with around 2 opportunities per quarter advertised on this page.
Companies are invited to register and receive information directly as it becomes available. Projects now launched as part of the scheme can be seen in the opportunities section below.
How to register
Register just once and submit proposals for as many opportunities as you want. Registering will give you first look at the opportunities and other registered companies you could collaborate with when taking part.
All SMEs must be pre-registered with LINC before submitting a proposal. Details of registered SMEs will be published periodically to support and encourage further collaboration.
Non-SMEs are free to register with LINC but their participation will be limited to a supporting role only.
There is no closing date for registration. Proposals submitted by companies who have not registered beforehand will not be considered.
Further details: LINC@dounreay.com
LINC opportunity 6: High active reprocessing cells - in cell mapping is now open.
As part of the registration process, companies/businesses will be categorised into one of the following:
Category 1 - SME
* Those companies that meet the strict EU definition - companies that have less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than 50 million euros (approximately £45 million) or annual balance sheet not exceeding 43 million euros (approximately £38 million)
Category 2 - Supplier
* Those companies that meet the category 1 criteria but who are part of a larger group of companies which collectively exceed those thresholds
Both category 1 and 2, are eligible to participate directly in LINC, however submissions from category 2 will only be considered should an acceptable submission (defined relative to each opportunity) not be received from category 1.
* Those companies who do not meet the EU definition of an SME in terms of numbers of employees and turnover or balance sheet thresholds
Supporting companies are not permitted to participate directly, but may participate as part of an SME led proposal.
The documents below contain the details of all companies who have registered for LINC with Dounreay so far.