DOE opens search for DD&R small business contractors

May 16, 2023, 9:30AMNuclear News

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) is seeking proposals from small businesses for a nationwide contract to perform deactivation, decommissioning, and removal (DD&R) work, along with waste management and program support services.

On May 12, DOE-EM issued a final request for proposals for the 10-year DD&R contract, which will cover sites across the United States, including DOE-EM, the National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Naval Reactors, and the Office of Science, as well as other DOE offices or federal agencies that may request DOE-EM assistance.

The details: DOE-EM anticipates the issue of a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract using firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement task orders.

A website for the procurement has been set up by the DOE-EM Consolidated Business Center, which is asking that proposals be submitted by June 26.

The scope: The initial task order to be issued under the small business nationwide DD&R contract will support of the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) mission completion project in Southern California. The work includes environmental monitoring, surveillance and maintenance, project support, DD&R, and groundwater remediation of the ETEC.

From the 1950s until 1988, the DOE and its predecessor agencies conducted nuclear and liquid metals research at the 90-acre ETEC site, which is located in Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Simi Valley. DOE-EM completed the demolition and removal of ETEC buildings in 2022 and is currently monitoring the site and performing some environmental remediation work.

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