Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) issued the Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Management and Operating (M&O) Acquisition. 

The new WIPP M&O contract will be a Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) M&O contract with Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). The contract will include a four-year base period and six one-year option periods. The total estimated contract value is $3B over the 10-year period of performance, including all option periods. The Final RFP will be conducted as a full and open competition.

Work to be performed under the contract will include the Centralized Characterization Project, Transportation Activities, WIPP Operations, Projects (Capital Asset Projects and Non-Capital Asset Projects), Experimental and Testing Activities, and WIPP Program Support.

The new contract resulting from this acquisition will replace current WIPP M&O Contract, DE-EM0001971. 

Additional information is available at the EMCBC website:

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