DOE issues RFP for nationwide mixed LLW treatment services

September 8, 2020, 9:34AMRadwaste Solutions

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management issued a final request for proposal (RFP) last week for its Nationwide Low-Level Mixed Low-Level Waste Treatment Services procurement. According to the DOE, the RFP is being issued on a full-and-open, unrestricted basis. The DOE intends to issue one or more basic ordering agreements as a result of this RFP.

The final RFP was can be found on the website of the DOE’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. It also will be posted to the Fedconnect website. The deadline for RFPs is September 30.

Objectives: The objectives of the basic ordering agreements (BOA) are to provide treatment services for low-level radioactive waste and mixed LLW (including reactive metals such as lithium batteries and sodium bearing waste); bulk survey for release services in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Agreement State requirements; development and assessment of alternative disposition strategies; low-activity waste services; and ancillary services that aid in the treatment and processing of waste, such as transportation and packaging from the point of origin to the destination (treatment facility, disposal site, or return to the generator).

The anticipated BOAs are performance-based, with the ability to issue competitive firm fixed-price or fixed-unit rate task orders against them. The BOAs will be established with a five-year ordering period. The task orders will specify a period of performance, which must be completed within six years from the award date of the BOA. No task order period of performance will exceed five years.

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