The UK is currently preparing for its largest ever investment in new nuclear power stations.UK companies, from top tier suppliers to specialist SMEs, can potentially supply around 80 % of the work required for this 40 billion GBP investment programme.
The nuclear AMRC works with manufacturing businesses to help them secure a place in the supply chain for new nuclear projects in the UK and worldwide.
The Yorkshire and Humber fit for nuclear programme will be specifically tailored to help regional manufacturing SMEs measure their current operations against the standards required to supply the UK's nuclear new build programme and take the necessary steps to enter this market.
Programme aims and scope.
The aims of the Yorkshire and Humber Fit for Nuclear programme are:
1. Identify and target an appropriate group of manufacturing SMEs in the region
2. Ensure the SME understands the level of performance required to compete in the nuclear new build market
3. Enable the SME to measure its performance across a range of areas such as technology capabilities, quality and accreditation, health and safety, and skills against the required standard
4. Help the SME to create an action plan to close performance gaps which have been identified. In association with the Nuclear AMRC, signpost the SME to additional activities and support to implement the action plan.
5. Feedback summary assessment data for each company to nuclear AMRC. The nuclear AMRC will retain ownership of all data associated with this project.
Delivery is likely to be a mixture of "one to one" and "one to many" (eg workshop) activity.
The programme will commence July 2011 and run until March 2013 latest.
200 SMEs will complete the Yorkshire and Humber fit for nuclear assessment
It is expected that each SME will have to commit 1-2 days to the assessment process.
The closing date for return of tenders is 29.6.2011 (12:00 noon) (UK time).
Expressions of interest can only be accepted through the University's e-tendering system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield. Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.
University of Sheffield
10-12 Brunswick Street
Attn: Lynne Ford
S10 2FN Sheffield
Tel. +44 1142222172
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