Published date: 16 February 2022

This notice was replaced on 8 April 2022

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Opportunity (published 8 April 2022, last edited 13 May 2022)

Closed early engagement

Contract summary


  • Uranium - 09341000

  • Radioactive materials - 09343000

  • Research and experimental development services - 73100000

    • Design and execution of research and development - 73300000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

16 February 2022

Closing date

16 May 2022

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BEIS plans to procure work under Phase A of the Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Research, Development and Demonstration Programme. We have published this Prior Information Notice which sets out our intention to launch a formal Invitation To Tender (ITT) for Phase A in Spring 2022.

Before we publish the ITT, we are carrying out market engagement on our proposed approach for the Programme which is set out in the indicative outline document below:

Please note that the programme details are subject to change and may not reflect the final, published ITT.

The aim of the Programme is to demonstrate that HTGRs can produce high temperature heat which could be used for low-carbon hydrogen production and process heat for industrial and domestic, as well as cost-competitive electricity generation, in time for any potential commercial AMRs to support Net Zero by 2050.

The scope of Phase A aims to understand the potential size, type, cost and delivery method for a HTGR demonstration by allowing industry to propose options against the overarching Programme aim. Interested stakeholders should visit the link above for the indicative outline of the Programme and the opportunity to provide feedback.

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Please refer to this link for the indicative outline document for the Programme:

There are a number of questions related to the Programme on which we would welcome feedback. Please provide your feedback via this survey by 4 March 2022 at 23.59;

There are also options within the survey to:
· provide general feedback and information
· request direct engagement with BEIS if you have additional information to share (please note there is limited availability for this option)

We will not respond to individual survey responses.

If you have any questions please email