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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

R5.11/03S - Supply of multimedia training packages, computer based training development tools and training equipment

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 149,116.93
EU Contribution
Contracted in 2006
TACIS
Programme
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details

Type of activity

Equipment Supply

Nature

Supplies

Contracting authority

SSC RF - IPPE Obninsk

Method of Procurement

Open call for tender - External Actions - Part II Title IV NFR

Duration

30/03/2006 - 31/07/2008

Partner

MINATOM RF, later ROSATOM (since 12/2007)

Contractor

AGMIN ITALY SRL*

Project / Budget year

TACIS 2003 - Nuclear Safety Action Programme / 2003

Background

The Russian Federation decided to transform and reinforce its State System of Accountancy and Control (SSAC) of nuclear materials. The kernel of this improvement was the implementation of modern SSAC approaches based on international experience.

At the basis of the new system, following the example of other national or regional systems, it was planned to have an institutional framework of laboratories giving reference and traceability to national and international measurement standards. Methodological support and training were also planned as part of the NMA & C system.

One of the areas identified as a primary need for co-operative assistance was 'Education and Training', which was, at the time, considered a very important component for the future implementation of the new approach to nuclear safeguards in Russia. Considering the large number of nuclear plants in the RF and their large size, it was expected that several hundreds of nuclear material accountancy personnel and safeguards inspectors would need to become familiar with the application of the new concepts, regulations, techniques and procedures.

The Russian methodology and training centre (RMTC) had been established to provide education and training in NMA & C for a major part of the Russian fuel cycle. It was intended that this training and education should reflect and support the objectives of the Russian system.
Contract 26512 was the final phase of a project to establish the RMTC. It was decided to complete the RMTC with Computer Based Training (CBT) and Multimedia Training packages and equipment. One of the objectives of contract 26512 was to prepare the Technical Specifications for the procurement of the CBT equipment. The equipment was then procured by the EC under TACIS funding.

The equipment was intended for use in the Russian Methodological and Training Center for assistance in development, editing and issuing of visual training aids, for the preparation of student manuals and for the preparation of demonstration movies. The objective was to equip the Training Centre with state-of-the-art PCs, publishing software packages, CD / DVD writer, TV set, Video Recorder, Digital Video camera, PC-Video Interface module, copy, finishing and publishing devices and Computer and Video aided projectors.

Objectives

The complete scope of the equipment included in the contract was as follows:

  • 2 digital video editing stations comprising personal computer with additional digital video editing card with firewire port and composite Y/C in/out sockets, dual layer DVD rewriter and sufficient computing power for video editing applications;
  • 1 publishing and multimedia software package including photo/picture processing, video processing, audio processing, authoring and document handling applications;
  • 6 training PCs with 17" displays;
  • 1 A4 colour scanner;
  • 2 A4 B/W laser printers;
  • 1 A3 B/W laser printer;
  • 1 A3/A4 colour laser printer;
  • 1 A3+ digital colour copy machine;
  • 1 A4 all-in-one printer (copy, print, scan);
  • 1 digital A3 B/W copier/printer;
  • 1 digital video camera;
  • 2 mini DV video recorders;
  • 2 S-VHS / VHS video recorders;
  • 2 14" studio monitors;
  • 2 portable computer video projectors;
  • 2 active stereo loudspeakers;
  • 1; digital TTL photo camera;
  • 1 network switch;
  • 1 set of consumables for the above.

The scope of the contract included also the provision of documentation and manuals and the provision of training on the functions, use, troubleshooting and maintenance of the above equipment to 10 end users of the RMTC.

The equipment was contracted through competitive tendering. The call for tender was launched during 25 November 2005 and tender evaluation took place in February 2006 and the contract was awarded in March 2006.

Results

The contract was signed 30 March 2006. The equipment was delivered and installed, the Provisional Acceptance Certificate was signed and the corresponding invoice was paid in June 2007. The Final Acceptance Certificate was signed at the end of the warranty period, the warranty guarantee was released and the contract was closed on 31 July 2008.