Shared Services Alliance: Industry leaders working together to identify, develop and deliver opportunities to add value and improve performance in the nuclear industry. Its Collaborative Procurement Programme focuses on procurement requirements across the NDA estate with the objective of delivering value and providing attractive opportunities to the Supply Chain.

“The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Site License Companies (SLCs) are committed to leading an industry wide Programme which will foster inter-SLC and NDA collaboration where it makes business sense to do so. This will result in improved business and programme lifecycle performance, an optimised use of assets and resources, improved service delivery of common services, new opportunities for our employees and business partners, and innovation through knowledge sharing across the NDA Estate”. Collaborative procurement, contract and demand management is central to this agenda and the SLCs’ and NDA Commercial Directors are committed to delivering value collaboratively and evolving the initiative to include strategic procurements.

Objectives of Collaborative Procurement

  • Ensure improved security of supply through aggregated buying power.
  • Exploit economies of scope through bundling where there are significant costs common to different goods or services in a supply chain.
  • Strengthen the negotiating position in contracting with suppliers.
  • Reduce prices through economies of scale, including enabling smaller SLC’s to benefit from the same advantageous deals.
  • Share procurement costs for buyers and reduced bidding costs for suppliers through a single tendering process.
  • Share the costs associated with gathering price and market information.
  • Facilitate improved management of suppliers and contracts at a strategic level for Contracts agreed by the Steering Group. This will be achieved by co-ordinating relationship building at a senior level within the relevant companies.
  • Deliver service and process improvements through the adoption of best practice.
  • Reduce fragmentation, number of contracts and unnecessary complexity.
  • Ensure all collaborative procurements adopt the highest standards in terms of safety and environmental protection.
  • Better decision making through cross-Estate and external price benchmarking.
  • More consistent application of best practice, innovation and enhanced opportunities for learning.

Who is Involved

The participating entities in Collaborative Procurement are:

The Collaborative Procurement Plan

The Collaborative Procurement Plan is updated on a quarterly basis, therefore the information contained within the Collaborative Procurement Plan is intended as a guide for forthcoming procurements only as dates shown may be subject to change. A copy of the latest plan is available to view – Programme Executive Summary In addition it should be noted that expressions of interest or bids are not sought against opportunities listed in the Collaborative Procurement Plan itself. CP opportunities will appear in the Official Journal of the European Union or on the CTM web site under ‘Public Opportunities’, at which time you should respond to the named contact with the information requested.