Framework contracts worth up to £12 million have been awarded to a series of consortia to support research into nuclear decommissioning.
Following a five month procurement process, three new contracts were awarded to 10 consortia that involve over 10 organisations.
Among the organisations involved are UK universities, global corporations and around 20 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), with three of the consortia led by SMEs.
Yvonne Morris, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Research Manager, said: “It was very pleasing to see so many SMEs being engaged in the process and being part of successful consortia. Overall we were delighted with the high quality of the submissions and look forward to working with the organisations on our strategic R&D programme. We now have new multi-supplier contracts aligned with our key strategic themes. With many new organisations involved for the first time we will have broad input into addressing our R&D requirements.”