DOE Awards Oak Ridge Reservation Cleanup Contract

Source: DOE EM | Release | October 26, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) awarded United Cleanup Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) of Germantown, MD, the Oak Ridge Reservation Cleanup Contract (ORRCC) at the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

UCOR is a newly formed limited liability company made up of the following members:  AECOM Energy & Construction, Inc., an Amentum Company; Jacobs Technology Inc., a Jacobs Company; and Honeywell International Inc., a Honeywell Company. UCOR’s teaming subcontractors include RSI EnTech, LLC; Strata-G, LLC; Longenecker & Associates, Inc.; and Environmental Alternatives, Inc.

The single award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an estimated contract ceiling of approximately $8.3 billion over a 10-year ordering period will have Firm-Fixed-Price and/or Cost-Reimbursement-type task orders issued to define the contract performance. The ORRCC contract exemplifies DOE’s commitment to continue supporting a highly-skilled, diverse workforce that provides approximately 2,023 jobs that pay prevailing wages in safe and healthy workplaces. The contract ensures workers have the right to organize, join a union, and bargain collectively with their employers.  Union-represented workers currently make up approximately 46 percent of the total workforce.

The ORRCC Contractor will be responsible for performing environmental clean-up at the ORR, which includes the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The ORRCC Contractor will be responsible for cleanup and remedial actions at ETTP; cleanup of excess facilities at ORNL and Y-12; design, construction, and operation of the new onsite disposal facility, Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF); operational activities and surveillance and maintenance for multiple EM operational and non-operational facilities; and core functions for central and project services.

The procurement was competed as a full-and-open competition, and EM received five proposals. The Department determined the UCOR proposal provided the best value to the Government considering Key Personnel, Past Performance, Management Approach, and Cost and Fee/Profit to achieve measurable results toward completion of the DOE-EM mission at the ORR.

The new contract resulting from this acquisition will replace the ETTP contract awarded to URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC. The current contract expires January 31, 2022; however, it includes one additional 6-month option period that could extend through July 31, 2022, if exercised.

One of DOE’s strategic goals is to meet the challenges of cleaning up the nation’s Manhattan Project and Cold War legacy. To accomplish this goal, EM must reduce its environmental liabilities through accelerated cleanup of high-risk areas, resulting in risk reduction and returning land for its projected future use. This goal must be accomplished in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment. The goal of this End State contract award is to achieve measurable results toward completion of the DOE-EM mission at the ORR by accomplishing the maximum amount of environmental cleanup within the 10-year ordering period at the best value to the U.S. taxpayer. The contractor will be required to perform work under this master IDIQ contract in compliance with the Federal Facilities Agreement; the ORR Site Treatment Plan; approved Records of Decision (RODs) and other Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended decision documents; and other applicable regulatory requirements.

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