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DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services - Agency Solicits Input from Industry, Stakeholders, and Workforce

July 19, 2011 - 12:00pm

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The Department of Energy today issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Occupational Medical Services acquisition at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State.

The Draft RFP is one step in the process toward awarding a contract and provides an opportunity for companies, Hanford stakeholders, and the site’s workforce to provide input on the Draft RFP. DOE will provide briefings on the proposal, including a meeting open to workers, stakeholders, and the public on August 3 at a location near Richland, Wash. to be announced.

Comments will be accepted during the meeting or can be sent by email to occmed@emcbc.doe.gov. Comments on the Draft RFP are requested by August 15, 2011. The current schedule for the acquisition can be found at the DOE Acquisition Forecast Web site: http://hqlnc.doe.gov/Forecast (Opportunity ID DE030-12-0006).

“The Department looks forward to hearing from Industry, stakeholders, and Hanford workers on the proposed contract,” said Matt McCormick, Manager, DOE Richland Operations Office. “The agency is evaluating different ways to control costs while providing high-quality medical services for Hanford workers, including the feasibility of using a firm-fixed price contract to deliver services.”

The final RFP will solicit a small business contractor to perform occupational medical services for the DOE Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection. The estimated cost and fee amount for the services is approximately $85 million. The Draft RFP proposes a firm-fixed price, Indefinite
Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for three years with options out to five years.

Ultimately, the successful contractor will provide comprehensive occupational medical services to approximately 7,000 to 9,000 federal, contractor, and regulatory oversight employees supporting environmental cleanup and restoration at the Hanford Site.

Occupational Medical services include:

  • Providing occupational medical services to approximately 7,000 to 9,000 employees working for Hanford site contractors, DOE offices, or other personnel working on the Hanford Site
  • Operating and maintaining two clinical facilities
  • Providing support to:
    • Epidemiological studies of current and former Hanford Site workers
    • The Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program
    • The Energy Employees Occupational Injury Compensation Program Act
  • Maintaining and protecting the medical records of current and former Hanford workers
  • Conducting an orderly transition with the current contractor

Information on the Draft RFP can be found on the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Occupational Medical Services at Hanford Web site at: http://www.emcbc.doe.gov/occmed/

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