DOE awards new Hanford medical services contract

October 25, 2023, 9:30AMNuclear News

The Department of Energy has awarded a new small business contract to Inomedic Health Applications, Inc. (IHA) to provide continued occupational medical services to Hanford Site employees. According to the DOE, IHA is a small, disadvantaged, woman-owned business located in Hampton, Va.

Services: IHA will provide occupational medical services to thousands of federal and contractor employees at Hanford, in Washington state, as the site readies for tank waste treatment work.

The DOE is preparing for the start of 24/7 direct-feed low-activity waste (DFLAW) operations at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) to treat low-activity radioactive tank waste and the expected increase in services needed from IHA.

Specs: While the current contract with HPM Corporation expires on December 31, 2023, and includes an option to extend services through the end of 2025, the current contract, which was announced by the DOE on October 19, does not include 24/7 coverage for WTP-DFLAW operations.

The performance duration of the new contract will include a base period of three years (including a transition period of 60 days), and two option periods of two years each, for a total of seven years, with a maximum value of about $208 million.

Quote: “The award of this contract demonstrates another visible step toward the start of tank waste treatment at Hanford,” said Hanford Site manager Brian Vance. “Having consistent ’round-the-clock occupational medical services available will support sustained operations.”

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