The UK government’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which exists to ensures the safe and efficient clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy, announced on Monday that it has awarded three new framework contracts valued at up to GBP12m to ten consortia, following a five-month procurement process. Last awarded in 2012, the new contracts will cover the next four years and will involve more than 70 organisations, including UK universities, global corporations and three consortia led by about 20 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Innovative solutions to technical challenges are being sought by the NDA and its Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) forms a key part of the authority’s strategic research programme. This programme is focused on direct funding for research that delivers innovation across multiple sites, develops technical expertise and informs NDA’s strategy.
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