The aim of the project was to improve regulatory and oversight capabilities of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of Tajikistan (NRSA) in anticipation of active work to implement the commitments of the Republic of Tajikistan and international donors for remediation of uranium ore tailings and processing waste in the country. NRSA was in need of modern measurement and control instruments, laboratory reagents, and computer database equipment that were necessary to adequately perform its regulatory functions over uranium waste sites before, during, and after their remediation.
Nordisk Sikkerhet provided NRSA with new calorimeter, derivatograph, and laboratory reagents needed for validation of the data submitted by site operators and for independent measurements and analyses of soil, water, air, and waste samples. The database equipment was supplied for NRSA to record, track, and have an easy access to its measurements and samples data.
Strengthening of regulatory authority
Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency under Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (NRSA)
Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) via the Norwegian Government’s Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in the Northern Areas for 2018-2022;
3 804 600 Norwegian Kroners;
Programme manager: Pavel Tishakov
Project manager: Kirill Ilin
Project back office: Daria Plyshevskaya
Nordisk Sikkerhet and NRSA prepared for and conducted three open tenders for procurement of the equipment and supplies provided within a scope of the project. All tender documents were openly published on the public procurement website in Norway - Doffin.no, on the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) public procurement website in Europe, and on the Nordisk Sikkerhet’s website:
1). Tender for "Calorimeter and Derivatograph": Doffin ref. nr. 165723, TED notice 2020/S 111-270579;
2). Tender for "Supply of laboratory reagents, ion exchange resins, and control solutions": Doffin ref. nr. 165725, TED notice 2020/S 110-268376;
3). Tender for "Database hardware complex": Doffin ref. nr. 165721, TED notice 2020/S 105-255278.
In total 3 offers from 3 various organisations based in Tajikistan and France were received and evaluated by Nordisk Sikkerhet. A total of three tender evaluation reports (one for each tender) were prepared by the Nordisk Sikkerhet experts, which served as a basis for award of the corresponding equipment and supplies contracts.
- Nordisk Sikkerhet AS [project implementor];
- Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency under Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (NRSA) [project partner/beneficiary/recipient];
- Northern branch of NRSA located in Khujand;
- Technical support organisation (TSO) of NRSA;
- Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority [project donor, assistance with project registration as international technical assistance];
- Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan [project registration as international technical assistance];
Sep 2019 – Jun 2021
All the equipment and supplies intended to be provided within a scope of this project, e.g. 1 calorimeter; 1 derivatograph; laboratory reagents (60+ litters in liquid form and 42 kg in solid form); 1 database equipment complex were produced/procured, delivered to, and handed over to NRSA.
With the provision of control and measurement instruments, laboratory reagents, database equipment complex to NRSA, its capability to perform its regulatory functions over uranium waste sites before, during, and after their remediation were significantly improved.
Project outputs, its purpose and intended outcome remained unchanged throughout the project implementation.
25 June 2021
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