UCOR will still meet its commitment to DOE of subcontracting 70 percent of the work in the second year.
URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is modifying its subcontracting approach to allow for more efficient use of limited government funding, which can then be used to accomplish more cleanup on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation.
“UCOR has had funding challenges since the start of the contract on August 1, 2011,” said Leo Sain, UCOR President, and Project Manager. “However, we wanted to accomplish as much as possible, so we sought to identify ways to cut costs so that we could funnel those savings into
executing more cleanup.”
The new subcontracting approach, Sain said, is the latest measure UCOR has identified to help the company continue saving taxpayer dollars. UCOR’s initial subcontracting approach was tasked-based, under which a task was subcontracted, and the subcontractor provided program management and infrastructure support. UCOR’s new approach will increase the use of cost effective and efficient subcontractors to accelerate cleanup of East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), where the majority of subcontract work will be executed with staff augmentation
subcontractors. With a staff augmentation model, UCOR will manage the work scope and only subcontract out employees and supervisors.
“Because we’re not paying subcontractors for management and infrastructure support, we will be able to save significant funds,” Sain said. “In fact, this shift is the reason we recently cancelled
the landfill management procurement. We will still subcontract the workers and supervisors.”
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