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January 11, 2018

Hanford Site Details Short-Term Procurement Plans

By ExchangeMonitor

The Hanford Site has five major procurements in the pipeline between now and fiscal 2020, according to an announcement published Jan. 3 by the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC).

Three of the five solicitations could extend for up to 10 years; a fourth for up to seven years; and the length of one is yet to be determined. Draft requests for proposals were issued on two of the contracts in late 2017. Draft RFP dates for the others have to date not been announced.

The Energy Department’s Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection at Hanford say the contracts are necessary to advance cleanup of the former plutonium production complex in Washington state.

Here’s a rundown of the procurements:

  • Hanford Mission Essential Services Contract (HMESC). A draft RFP was issued Nov. 22, 2017, for the potential $4 billion contract for up to a decade including all extensions. The incumbent is Mission Support Alliance. The contract covers services ranging from security, land management, and information technology to management of the Hazardous Material Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) training facility. Comments on all aspects of the draft RFP, except cost models, were due Jan. 8. Comments on cost models are due by Jan. 19.
  • Hanford Occupational Medical Services (OccMed) Contract. A draft RFP was issued Dec. 20. The contract is valued at about $120 million over seven years. The current contract is held by Kennewick, Wash.-based HPM Corp. and involves everything from providing first aid to evaluation of injuries and illnesses for the Hanford workforce of more than 6,000 people. Comments are due by Jan. 31.
  • Tank Waste Management Contract. The potential 10-year contract includes management and upkeep of 177 high-level waste tanks, tank waste retrieval, and construction of the low-activity waste pretreatment system. The incumbent is Washington River Protection Solutions, which has a contract extending through September.
  • Central Plateau Cleanup Contract. This would be a contract of up to 10 years, including all options. The contract includes operating nuclear facilities, environmental remediation, and waste management work at Hanford, including groundwater operations and the remaining River Corridor cleanup. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation’s contract runs through September.
  • 222-S Laboratory. The 222-S Lab does analysis of radioactive samples from Hanford’s underground tanks, along with analysis of other highly radioactive samples. Wastren Advantage received a $45 million contract in 2015 that could extend into 2020.