This document describes the Statement of Work (SOW) of the Management and Operating Contractor (M&O) Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) Program’s Yucca Mountain Project (YMP). An M&O contract is defined at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 17.6 and Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) 970.
Inasmuch as the assigned mission of OCRWM YMP is dynamic, this SOW is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive, but is intended to provide a broad framework and general scope of work to be performed by the M&O. This SOW does not represent a commitment to, or imply funding for, specific projects or activities. All projects and activities will be authorized by OCRWM in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Contract. This SOW provides for the M&O supporting the design of the Yucca Mountain (YM) repository, defense and update of the License Application (LA), operation of the Yucca Mountain Site (Site), preparation of construction performance specifications and equipment procurement specifications, integration and management of the OCRWM Program milestone schedule and baseline, and support for OCRWM in construction management and integration of repository construction.
The M&O shall implement a fully-integrated management system in compliance with OCRWM requirements and shall implement quality, timely, and cost-effective programs and operations. The M&O shall protect the environment and ensure the health, safety, and security of employees and the public. In addition to performing the contract work, the M&O shall implement appropriate program, project, and quality management systems to track progress and increase cost effectiveness of work activities; balance good business decisions with fiscal efficiency, including implementing an effective make or buy process that reflects best value judgment; develop integrated plans and schedules to achieve program objectives on time; maintain sufficient resources to manage activities and execute technical projects throughout the life of the activity; utilize appropriate technologies to reduce costs and improve performance; maintain facilities, infrastructure, and equipment necessary to accomplish assigned missions; protect classified, controlled, and proprietary information; and accomplish work safely.