Published date: 20 August 2020

Last edited date: 9 September 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 18 September 2020, 11:59pm

Contract summary


  • Lifting and handling equipment - 42410000

  • Cranes - 42414100

  • Overhead travelling cranes - 42414200

    • Lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery - 42418000

    • Mechanical handling equipment - 42418500

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0 to £220,000

Procurement reference


Published date

20 August 2020

Closing date

18 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

29 September 2020

Contract end date

30 September 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NNL are looking to procure two nuclear environment radiation tolerant in cave cranes and associated control equipment. The cranes will be operated remotely in radiation shielded caves in the NNL Windscale Laboratory Active Handling Facility (AHF). The cranes will be used for general lifting and positioning of heavier items within caves up to the cranes safe working load of 1 Tonne.
This publication is for the first stage of a restricted process, please review all the documentation provided and complete and submit the Standard Selection Questionnaire to be considered for the Tender Stage.

About the buyer

Contact name

Molly Rose Coburn


5th Floor Chadwick House, Birchwood Park


+44 1925933793


Closing: 18 September 2020, 11:59pm