The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 14 May awarded the Tank Closure Contract (TCC), which will provide a variety of services at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, to the Hanford Works Restoration consortium.

The Hanford Works Restoration members are BWXT Technical Services Group (Lynchburg, Virginia), Fluor Federal Services (Greenville, South Carolina), INTERA (Austin, Texas), and DBD (Richland, Washington).

DOE said the TCC is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract under which firm-fixed-price and/or cost reimbursement task orders may be issued. The value of the contract is estimated at up to $13 billion over a 10-year ordering period.

The contract, awarded by DOE under full and open competition, includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small businesses.

The contractor will provide services to achieve significant reductions in risk and financial liability and provide the best overall solution to accelerate the closure of waste tanks.

The tasks to be performed including the End States associated with the tasks, are transition from the current contractor, integration and optimisation of the tank closure mission, tank farms base operations, single-shell tank waste remediation and closure, waste receiver facilities, supplemental treatment capability, tank waste operations centre, low-activity waste pretreatment system, core functions, and usage-based services to be provided to other Hanford contractors.

The contract resulting from this acquisition will replace the Tank Operations Contract held by Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) that expires on 30 September 2020.