Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) awarded CAST Specialty Transportation, Inc. a contract for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transportation Services. The contract is a single-award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, utilizing Firm-Fixed-Price task orders, that may include separate Contract Line Item Numbers (within task orders) for specified cost reimbursable items such as state permits and use fees, New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, fuel, and a safe driving bonus.

The WIPP Transportation Services acquisition was conducted as a competitive total Small Business Set-Aside. The IDIQ contract will have a maximum ordering value of $100 million over the five-year ordering period. EM received proposals from four offerors.

The WIPP Transportation Services contract provides facilities, personnel, and equipment to operate a local terminal within a 10-mile perimeter of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and transportation and maintenance services necessary to support the DOE’s National Transuranic Program, which provides safe, compliant, and efficient characterization, transportation, and disposal of defense-related transuranic (TRU) waste. This includes, but is not limited to, carrier services for the safe transport of contact-handled and remote-handled TRU wastes and mixed hazardous constituents, including polychlorinated biphenyls and asbestos, from DOE and other defense-related TRU waste generator sites to the WIPP Site.

Additional information is available at the EMCBC website: https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/seb/WIPP_Transportation/

Information regarding WIPP is available at: /em/waste-isolation-pilot-plant-wipp

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