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GAO Protest to AMWTP Contract Withdrawn

July 29, 2011 - 12:00pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 29, 2011, CH2M Hill Newport News Nuclear, LLC, withdrew its protest of the award of the waste processing contract at Idaho’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant (AMWTP).

“We are pleased to be transitioning the AMWTP contract to Idaho Treatment Group (ITG), LLC today. While this contract award has had its challenges, we are pleased to be moving forward with the new contractor so that we can stay on schedule to meet our compliance milestone,” said Office of Environmental Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash, who oversees acquisition and contract management.

The contract was awarded to ITG on May 27, 2011, and is estimated to be about $417 million cost plus fee award contract with performance based incentives. ITG is responsible for processing and disposing 26,500 cubic meters of transuranic and mixed low-level waste currently stored at the Idaho Site Transuranic Storage Area. The contract runs until September 30, 2015.

Read more about the protest withdrawal at the U.S. Government Accountability Office's website.