8-10 Sep 2014

IAEA, Vienna, Austria

Technical Meeting on Procurement Activities and on Counterfeit, Fraudulent, and Substandard Items (CFSIs): Experiences and Lessons Learned


Having a robust supply chain and efficient procurement processes contributes to successful construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs), as well as the long term operation of older facilities. Nuclear plants are made up of hundreds of components and subcomponents, the manufacturing and technical support of which requires a deep and diverse supplier base.

Procurement activities have been the subject of numerous activities within the nuclear industry in recent years. Supply Chain alliances, summits, and enhancement forums have taken place in various jurisdictions, pointing to the global importance of the related issues. Due to the long hiatus in nuclear construction in traditional markets, many component vendors have left the nuclear field, leaving utilities increasingly exposed to obsolescence and spare parts issues. In recent years counterfeit, fraudulent, and sub-standard items (CFSIs), contracting for services, and computer-security issues have also challenged the nuclear industry. In some cases NPPs have been shut down until such issues have been adequately addressed.

This meeting has the following objectives:

  • To share experiences and lessons learned with procurement and supply chain functions associated with the construction and operation of NPPs;
  • To understand how procurement functions are managed within Member States, and any advantages and disadvantages of the current arrangements;
  • To understand what issues Member States may be encountering with respect to CFSIs, services, and computer security as they relate to NPP procurement processes;
  • To produce a list of current issues of concern for Member States with respect to procurement functions;
  • To provide feedback from Member States on a draft procurement guidelines document being developed by the IAEA.

Working Documents

Group Photo


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Day 3

IAEA Scientific Secretaries

  • John H. Moore, Nuclear Power Engineer
    Nuclear Power Engineering Section
    Division of Nuclear Power, IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy
  • Jana Röschlová, Management System Specialist
    Nuclear Power Engineering Section
    Division of Nuclear Power, IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy

Useful Information

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