Cincinnati – Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) will award Idaho Environmental Coalition, LLC (IEC) of Tullahoma, TN, the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) End State contract at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site near Idaho Falls, Idaho.
The single-award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an estimated contract ceiling of approximately $6.4 billion over a 10-year ordering period will have Cost Reimbursement and Fixed Price Task Orders to define the contract performance. The ICP contract exemplifies DOE’s commitment to continue supporting a highly-skilled, diverse workforce that provides approximately 1,900 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 43% of the total workforce.
Work to be performed under the new contract will include:
- Operations of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU);
- Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Management, including Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-licensed for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSI) located at the INL Site and the Fort Saint Vrain (FSV) ISFSI near Platteville, Colorado;
- Transuranic and low-level waste disposition and management;
- Facility decontamination and decommissioning;
- Environmental remediation activities; and
- Facility Infrastructure.
The procurement was competed as a full-and-open competition, and EM received five proposals. The Department determined the IEC proposal provided the best value to the Government considering Key Personnel, Past Performance, Management Approach, and Cost and Fee to achieve measurable results toward completion of the DOE-EM mission at the INL Site.
IEC is a single purpose operating entity that includes the following members: Jacobs Technology Inc. (Jacobs) and North Wind Portage (NWP), a small business. IEC’s small business teaming subcontractors include Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Navarro), Oak Ridge Technologies, LLC (ORT), and Spectra Tech, Inc. (Spectra Tech).
One of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 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 INL Site, and the FSV facility in Colorado, 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 current and future milestones in the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement court order, the 2008 Agreement to Implement court order, the Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup Conservation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
The majority of the services will be performed at the INL Site, near Idaho Falls, Idaho, with some services performed at the FSV facility in Platteville, Colorado.
Additional information is available via the procurement website at https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/icp/.
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