The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management has awarded multiple contracts to provide nationwide deactivation, decommissioning and removal (DD&R) services at "excess" facilities across the EM complex.

The so-called indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts will use firm-fixed price and cost reimbursement task orders to conduct DD&R at facilities. These services may be performed at locations across the USA in support of EM, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Office of Naval Reactors and the Office of Science, as well as other DOE offices or federal agencies that may request EM assistance in meeting their DD&R requirements.

This multiple award IDIQ contract has a 10-year ordering period, and a maximum ordering value (ceiling) of USD3 billion, EM said. The procurement was carried out through an open competition.

Awardees include: Aptim Federal Services, LLC; Atkins Nuclear Secured, LLC; BWXT Field Services, LLC; D2R Services, LLC; Fluor Federal, Inc; Jacobs Technology, Inc; Nationwide Remediation Partners, LLC; Orano Federal Services, LLC; and Westinghouse Government Services, LLC.

EM is responsible for addressing the environmental legacy in the USA resulting from five decades of nuclear weapons production and government-sponsored nuclear energy research, cleaning up legacy sites and managing the remaining nuclear materials including radioactive wastes, used nuclear fuel, excess plutonium and uranium, thousands of contaminated facilities, and contaminated soil and groundwater. It has so far completed the cleanup of 91 of the 107 sites it is responsible for.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News

Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2020
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