Proposals being accepted for $21 billion Savannah River contract

October 7, 2020, 7:00AMRadwaste Solutions

Savannah River’s integrated mission contract will combine liquid waste work with nuclear materials management.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) has begun accepting bids on a new 10-year, $21-billion contract for the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. EM issued a final request for proposal for the SRS integrated mission completion contract (IMCC) on October 1, posting it to EM’s dedicated SRS IMCC website.

The IMCC would coalesce the work of two current contractors, including Savannah River Remediation, the site’s liquid waste contractor led by Amentum with partners Bechtel National, Jacobs, and BWX Technologies, into a single contract, combining liquid waste work with nuclear materials management.

The deadline for proposals for the site contract is December 1.

The work: Work to be performed under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will include support for the liquid waste stabilization/disposition and nuclear materials management and stabilization, among other requirements. This includes the operation of Savannah River’s liquid waste tank farms, the Defense Waste Processing Facility, and the Salt Waste Processing Facility, which was recently authorized to begin operations. The contractor would also be tasked with constructing the Saltstone Disposal Units to permanently store processed waste.

For the procurement, EM said that it is pursuing a streamlined selection process under the DOE’s new end-state contracting model, which focuses on the elements of key personnel, past performance, management approach, and cost to support a qualifications-based selection of the bidding team that represents the best value to the government. The streamlined contracting model also shifts focus on post-award partnering to determine the most appropriate requirements and technical approach to achieve the greatest amount of cleanup progress, according to EM.

Site tour: The DOE plans to conduct a tour at the Savannah River Site for interested parties on October 21; information is available on the IMCC website.


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