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DOE Exercises Option for Mission Support Contract

December 16, 2013 - 12:00pm


Mission Support Alliance to Provide Site Services at Hanford through May 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy (DOE) is extending Mission Support Alliance’s (MSA) contract for infrastructure and site services at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state by three years.

In 2009, following a competitive bid, DOE awarded MSA a cost-plus-award-fee contract valued at approximately $3 billion for up to 10 years, with a five-year base period. The department is exercising the first of two options for extension. The contract has been extended through May 2017 for approximately $736 million.

“We determined MSA remains the best value to the government on the basis of price, cost savings and quality,” said Matt McCormick, DOE Richland Operations Office Manager. “MSA has done an outstanding job of providing site services, and extending the contract ensures continuity of services that are vital to cleanup.”

MSA employs approximately 1,500 workers and is responsible for providing cost-effective infrastructure and site services integral to accomplish the Hanford Site environmental cleanup mission. MSA’s responsibilities include site-wide programs for worker safety and health, training, and environmental compliance; emergency services; site infrastructure and logistics; site business management; and information resources and content management for both the Richland Operations Office and the Office of River Protection.

MSA is a limited liability company formed by Lockheed Martin Integrated Technology, LLC, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and WSI, along with a team of pre-selected subcontractors.

The 586-square-mile Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state played a pivotal role in the nation’s defense for more than 40 years, beginning in the 1940s with the Manhattan Project. Formerly a plutonium production complex with nine nuclear reactors and associated processing facilities, Hanford is today engaged in the world’s largest environmental cleanup project. For additional information on the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and on the Hanford Site, visit or