Published date: 14 October 2020

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 12 November 2020

Contract summary


  • Nuclear fuels - 09340000

  • Chemical products - 24000000

  • Research and experimental development services - 73100000

    • Design and execution of research and development - 73300000

    • Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services - 90520000

Location of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

14 October 2020

Closing date

12 November 2020

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This PIN is to inform the supply chain that the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is considering developing methods for cleaning contaminated solvents. Safe and efficient cleaning methods that retain the physical and chemical properties of the solvent without generating significant additional waste solid or liquid effluents are desired. By reducing this secondary waste (liquid effluent) it is envisaged that a reduction in additional plant infrastructure can be achieved.

This challenge will be administered though the Game Changers programme and advertised on their website during October 2020. This document will provide a detailed overview of the challenge and NNL's technical requirements along with any deployment restrictions. A webinar will be held during November 2020 where NNL will further describe the challenge. Details of the webinar will be shared on the Game Changers website. Interested technology providers should complete and submit a Game Changers application via the Game Changers website The challenge is open to any organisation who feel they can meet the technical requirements. The closing date for applications will be mid to end of November 2020.

Interested organisations should note that the issue of this PIN may not result in a full procurement exercise being conducted. The outcome of the Game Changers Challenge will determine whether a full procurement exercise will follow. We would therefore encourage any organisation which has the capability, knowledge and experience in cleaning of contaminated solvents to respond to this PIN and visit the Game Changers website for further information on the upcoming Game Changers Challenge.

If NNL progresses to a future procurement opportunity for the implementation of cleaning contaminated solvents, the learning gathered from the Game Changers technology study may be shared with all potential suppliers, noting that commercially sensitive information will not be included.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Rabia Khan


Chadwick House
Birchwood Park


Closing date: 12 November 2020