Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) issued a Final Request for Proposal for the new Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract (PORTS D&D) to be performed at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Site in southern Ohio.

The new Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Contract under the End State Contracting Model (ESCM) will have a maximum value of up to $5.87 billion, over the 10-year ordering period, and performance of task orders issued before the end of the Contract ordering period shall not exceed 5 years beyond the end of the Contract ordering period. The Contract includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small businesses.

Work to be performed under the new PORTS D&D Contract will include, but not be limited to demolition and disposal of GDP facilities, process equipment, related process buildings, and other ancillary facilities. The D&D Contract also includes remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, and disposition of uranium material. The purpose of the follow-on Contract will be to achieve completion of the D&D mission by successfully completing the environmental cleanup at the best value to the U.S. taxpayer. The new D&D Contract will replace the PORTS GDP D&D contract currently held by Fluor–BWXT Portsmouth, LLC (FBP).

In order to focus the new D&D Contractor on End State completion (i.e., D&D work), enduring operations historically performed under the PORTS GDP D&D contract with FBP will be transferred to the forthcoming Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Operations and Site Mission Support (OSMS, formerly known as Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride [DUF6]) contract. This work will include utilities (water, sewer, and electric); Emergency Management (fire protection, emergency operations center); Physical Security (Protective Force); Uranium transfers; and Nuclear Material Control and Accountability. Although some work scope is transferring from the existing PORTS GDP D&D contract to the new OSMS contract, this realignment will not result in an overall reduction in scope for the PORTS site. To ensure a smooth transition of scope and workforce, the transition periods for the new OSMS and D&D Contracts will be aligned. The planned approach for effective scope alignment between the contracts will be beneficial for long-term workforce continuity and will allow for a strategic focus on the D&D work under the ESCM.

With the expectation of continued stable funding for the PORTS site, it is anticipated that the site workforce will remain stable amongst the new D&D and OSMS contractors, along with the continuance of comparable benefits.

The PORTS D&D Contract will promote Contractor community commitment and engagement, to include site reindustrialization efforts by the local community. There will be a requirement for the D&D Contractor to submit a community commitment plan to DOE. The Contract will also provide for a 5 percent preference for the award of subcontracts to regional small businesses.

EM is using a selection process for this procurement that focuses the evaluation of offers on key personnel, past performance, management approach, and cost and fee/profit to support a qualifications-based selection of the offeror that represents the best value to the government.

A dedicated EM Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) webpage has been established for the D&D procurement: All news/announcements, documents including the Final RFP, pre-solicitation information, virtual tour, questions/answers, and related links will be posted on the procurement website. The Final RFP will also be posted to the FedConnect website at:

Additional information regarding the project is available at: /em/portsmouth.

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