Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) has awarded its five-year facilities management contract to Mitie.
The terms of the deal cover technical services, cleaning, manned guarding, grounds maintenance and non radioactive waste management.
The contract, which was sourced via Crown Commercial Services extends an eight-year relationship between the two organisations and sees LLWR move away from the Cumbrian collaboration contract it had with Sellafield Ltd, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), International Nuclear Services, Direct Rail Services and OneFM. As such, it is a new type of contract for LLWR to manage.
Becky Ruddy, LLWR’s Head of Infrastructure, said: “I am looking forward to continuing the relationship with Mitie that has already been established. I believe the new contract will provide us with continuation of service whilst offering opportunity for innovation and value for money.”
The contract has the potential to be extended by a further five years if extension options are exercised.
A six month transition is now underway.
LLWR is responsible for the UK’s primary facility for the disposal of low level radioactive waste. It also manages the UK National Low Level Waste Programme on behalf of the NDA.