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Department of Energy Issues Final Request for Proposals for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Contract

September 13, 2007 - 2:33pm

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WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the release of a final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the competitive selection of a Liquid Waste (LW) contractor for the Savannah River Site (SRS). The resulting contract is expected to be approximately $3 billion over six years with an option for a two year extension.  The fee for the LW contract is up to ten percent.

The primary facilities related to this procurement include liquid radioactive waste tank farms, the Defense Waste Processing Facility, the saltstone facility, and potential operation of the Salt Waste Processing Facility.  The procurement workscope includes the safe receipt, storage, and disposition of liquid wastes, and the operational closure of the LW storage tanks.

The RFP describes the criteria DOE will use in evaluating the proposals received.  The RFP's evaluation criteria include the technical approach to accomplish the LW scope of work; the proposed organizational structure and key personnel; the offeror's risk management approach and identification of key risks in the offeror's technical approach; the offeror's approach to providing safety analysis work; relevant experience; and past performance.

SRS is a key DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) industrial complex located in South Carolina.  The current EM focus at SRS is on the cleanup of legacy materials, facilities, and wastes left from the Cold War. This LW contract does not include that scope of work identified in the Site Management and Operating Contract Request for Proposal which is the subject of a separate procurement.

Proposals must be submitted by December 10, 2007.  The RFP is available to interested parties on the DOE e-Commerce website and the DOE-SR acquisition website.  In addition, a document library and other information regarding this procurement is available on the DOE-SR acquisition website.  Responses to clarifying questions and other information about the RFP will also be posted to the DOE e-Commerce website and the DOE-SR acquisition website.

In March of this year, DOE released a draft RFP providing a comment period for interested parties and subsequently held a pre-solicitation conference and site tour. A tour of the laboratory facilities operated by the Savannah River National Laboratory which support the Liquid Waste program will be conducted next month.  Specific registration information for the tour will be posted separately on the DOE-SR acquisition website.

Media contact(s):

Jonathan Shradar, 202-586-4940
James Giusti, 803-952-7697

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