The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded a set of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts to provide US-wide Deactivation, Decommissioning and Removal (DD&R) services “to help address excess facilities”.
The contracts “will utilise Firm-Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursement task orders to conduct DD&R of excess, legacy facilities across the EM complex”. Support will also be available to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Naval Reactors (NR) and the Office of Science (SC), as well as other DOE Offices or other Federal Agencies that may request EM assistance in accomplishing their DD&R requirements.
“This multiple award IDIQ contract has a ten-year ordering period, and a maximum ordering value of $3 billion,” EM said.
The awardees include: Aptim Federal Services; Atkins Nuclear Secured; BWXT Field Services; D2R Services; Fluor Federal ; Jacobs Technology; Nationwide Remediation Partners; Orano Federal Services; and Westinghouse Government Services.
US-based Westinghouse said that its inclusion on this list of awardees for contracts “is an important first step for our future accomplishments on these critical tasks”.
EM, set up in 1989, said its mission is to address the nation’s Cold War environmental legacy resulting from five decades of nuclear weapons production and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.This legacy includes some 107 sites with large amounts of radioactive wastes, used nuclear fuel, excess plutonium and uranium, thousands of contaminated facilities, and contaminated soil and groundwater. EM said it has made substantial progress and has completed remediation work at 91 of these sites.