Source: Exchange Monitor | May 14, 2019

The Energy Department, possibly inching toward a draft solicitation, has posted a slew of documents related to the contract for environmental remediation at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

More than 50 documents were posted Friday to the website for DOE’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. They encompass the labor pact in place for current cleanup contractor URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) and its unionized workers, legal agreements, site maps, and DOE’s strategic plans for mercury remediation at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

In its last procurement schedule, issued in March, the DOE Office of Environmental Management indicated a draft request for proposals for a new contract could be issued by the end of this month. The same schedule suggested that would be followed by the final RFP in August, then the award before May 2020.

The new contract could be valued between $4 billion and $8 billion.

UCOR’s current decontamination and decommissioning contract is worth $2.7 billion and dates to August 2011. The contract, which is scheduled to expire in July 2020, includes remediation of the East Tennessee Technology Park, where a Manhattan Project-era uranium enrichment facility was located. The contractor is finishing demolition of ETTP buildings and beginning to focus more on work at Y-12 and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.