Source: Oak Ridge Today | John Huotari | May 29, 2020
The UCOR contract to clean up federal sites in Oak Ridge has been extended one year to July 31, 2021, and the consideration of a new cleanup contract won’t be considered until November 2020 at the earliest.
The UCOR contract could be extended one additional year, to July 31, 2022, using two six-month options, depending upon contractor performance and progress.
Before the extension, UCOR’s contract had been scheduled to expire July 31, 2020.
UCOR works on cleanup projects for the U.S. Department of Energy at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security Complex. The work includes the demolition of old, contaminated buildings that are no longer used. The cleanup work is called environmental management, or EM.
The DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management announced the extension of the cleanup contract, a sole source modification, in February. UCOR (URS|CH2M Hill Oak Ridge LLC) is comprised of AECOM and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
“This sole-source modification will provide the continuity of services without interruption for environmental management activities to complete Y-12 and ORNL high-priority work, along with the continuation of East Tennessee Technology Park remediation activities and ongoing mission-critical EM operations,” the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management said in the February notice.