- Define Credible Options
- Assess and Select Preferred Option
- Approve Strategy
- Implement Strategy
Keep informed with the latest news and developments from the NDA
20 May 2013
Bidding consortia meet stakeholders
Stakeholders have been outlining community issues to members of the consortia bidding for the £7 billion Magnox and RSRL contract.
13 May 2013
Box project to help Sellafield
A huge procurement programme to produce thousands of high integrity stainless steel boxes to house radioactive waste at Sellafield was launched today.
09 May 2013
NDA statement re Government response to PAC
The Government has published its response to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report on managing risk at Sellafield.
03 May 2013
Gretna’s £700k business unit development opens
The south of Scotland’s new £700,000 business development at Kirtle Place in Gretna formally opened on Friday 3 May 2013 by David Mundell MP and Elaine Murray MSP.
29 April 2013
Decommissioning supply chain event returns in 2013
The NDA estate’s showcase Supply Chain Event has moved to a bigger venue that will be able to host even more visitors and exhibitors.
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Delivery of our strategy is only possible if a stable and effective implementation framework exists. This framework must ensure that once the 'right thing' has been identified it can be delivered effectively and efficiently. The Energy Act (2004) (ref #) recognised this and gave the NDA responsibility to deliver skills, R&D and supply chain development and to operate with due regard to socio-economics. In addition to these specific responsibilities, it is important that we define our approach to a number of other subjects. These responsibilities and strategies are known as Critical Enablers.
Critical Enablers apply across our other strategic themes and enable their delivery. They differ in maturity of strategy, and the future pace of development will be driven by the needs and influences of our strategic themes. For example, the development of the Transport and Logistics Strategy will be driven by the implementation requirements of the Integrated Waste Strategies and Spent Fuels.
Where appropriate, the development and implementation of Critical Enablers follow the Strategy Management System (SMS).
- Health, Safety, Security, Safeguards, Environment and Quality (HSSSEQ): To reduce the inherent health, safety, security, safeguards and environmental risks associated with the nuclear legacy, and encourage high standards in operational health, safety, security, safeguards, environmental and quality performance.
- Research and Development: To ensure that delivery of the NDA's mission is technically underpinned by sufficient and appropriate R&D.
- People (incorporating Skills and Capability): To ensure our estate has the skills and capability to carry out the mission efficiently and effectively.
- Asset Management: To ensure our estate has the skills and capability to carry out the mission efficiently and effectively.
- Contracting and Incentivisation: To secure and manage effective and efficient procurement contracts which are affordable, provide value for money and deliver the NDA's mission through appropriate incentivisation.
- Competition: To bring the best capabilities the market has to offer, at the best price, to deliver our mission.
- Supply Chain Development: To optimise the NDA supply chain to develop an affordable, cost-effective, innovative and dynamic market to deliver our mission.
- Information and Knowledge Management : To ensure the NDA, the SLCs and our subsidiaries are compliant with relevant legislation and regulations, follow good practice and maintain a fit for purpose infrastructure for information and knowledge management.
- Socio-Economics: To support the creation of dynamic, sustainable local economies for communities living near our sites.
- Public and Stakeholder Engagement and Communications: To build and maintain the support, confidence and trust of the public and stakeholders.
- Transport and Logistics: To ensure the efficient transportation of radioactive and bulk materials is carried out safely and securely.
- Funding: To provide appropriate funding for the NDA's work from direct Government funding and commercial income, ensuring that income volatility is managed through adequate contingency arrangements.
- International Relations: To gain access to international good practice from our relationships with counterpart organisations in other countries; to influence technical and legislative developments; to maintain good relations with overseas communities and to support Government policy.