DOE awards contracts for Oak Ridge, SRS work

October 29, 2021, 12:00PMRadwaste Solutions
The Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. (Photo: DOE)

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), of Lynchburg, Va., the Integrated Mission Completion Contract at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. The single-award, master indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an estimated contract ceiling of approximately $21 billion over a 10-year ordering period, with cost-reimbursement and fixed-price task orders to define the contract performance.

SRMC is a joint venture of BWXT Technical Services Group, Fluor Federal Services, and AECOM Energy and Construction. SRMC’s small-business teaming subcontractors include WesWorks and DBD Inc.

The scope: Under the Integrated Mission Completion Contract, SRMC will be responsible for liquid waste stabilization and disposition at SRS. This includes, but is not limited to, bulk waste removal, tank farm operations and cesium removal, Defense Waste Processing Facility operations and vitrification of high-level radioactive waste, Glass Waste Storage Facility modifications and expansion, Salt Waste Processing Facility operations, Saltstone Facility operations and construction of Saltstone Disposal Units, waste removal and treatment (including Saltstone facilities), liquid waste tank and associated facilities closure, base operations, and liquid waste program support. SRMC may also be tasked with work related to nuclear materials management and stabilization.

In announcing the contract award on October 27, EM said that the procurement was competed as a full-and-open competition, with four proposals submitted to the DOE. According to the DOE, the SRMC proposal provided the best value to the government, considering the areas of key personnel, past performance, management approach, and cost and fee to achieve measurable results toward the completion of the DOE-EM mission at the Savannah River Site.

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