Supply Chain

Supply Chain


Dounreay operates under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership (CDP), a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and AECOM. It is funded by the NDA to deliver the Dounreay site closure programme. As such, the procurement strategy is influenced (among other things) by CDP, the NDA, and the statutory and ethical requirements of being publicly funded.

This page provides information for existing suppliers and those seeking to become a supplier.


The Procurement Plan details procurements planned in the following 24 months. This plan is updated and published monthly. Name and contact details for the contracting officer managing individual procurements are available via the plan.

Dounreay framework suppliers

Please note that tender dates are a current reflection of Dounreay plans, and may be altered subject to business requirements.

Dounreay advertises its procurement opportunities on the following platforms:

Further information on the wider opportunities to work with our client, the NDA, can be found on the NDA suppliers web pages.

Supply chain expectations

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) 

Dounreay wishes to support the government’s SME agenda, and uses government targets to measure performance.

Supporting SMEs



LINC with Dounreay is a new, exciting innovation scheme offering small and medium enterprises the opportunity to collaborate and support the site’s decommissioning programme. For more information click here .

Supply chain charter

Dounreay has given its commitment to the supply chain charter for NDA sites. The supply chain charter aims to foster good working relations across the NDA estate supply chain, with all parties signing up to a set of principles encouraging mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships.

Supply chain charter

Standard conditions

The following are standard conditions for doing business with Dounreay and apply when an order or contract has been issued without any specific conditions attached. Typically these are orders for low value goods and services. Where specific conditions of contract have been attached to an order or contract they will take precedence over these standard conditions.

Insurance Information

Ordering and invoicing

Delivering to site

How to make a complaint