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Contract Modification Awarded for Legal Support

September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm


Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a contract modification to A R Biddle & Associates, Inc. of Peachtree City, GA to add scope for the contractor to analyze contract claims that are appealed to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). The contract was awarded on February 15, 2013 for expert assistance in evaluating contract claims up to and including participation in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. The modification will also increase the not-to-exceed value of the contract from $563,744.00 to approximately $1.2 million and will extend the period of performance to three years by adding two option periods. A R Biddle & Associates, Inc. is a small business.

The additional scope will include reviewing project documentation, performing thorough scheduling and financial analysis, reviewing discovery, consulting with counsel to assist in the preparation of discovery requests and depositions, assisting in the development of defensible litigation positions, preparing expert reports stating DOE’s official position concerning any claims appealed to the CBCA, acting as expert witness at trial, and being deposed as an expert witness prior to the trial.

The mission of the Office of Environmental Management is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.