Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) issued Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transportation Services contract. The contract resulting from this procurement is anticipated to be a single-award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, utilizing Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) task orders, that may include separate Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) (within task orders) for specified cost reimbursable (no fee) items such as state permits and use fees, New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, fuel, and a safe driving bonus. The Final RFP is established as a total small business set-aside with a five-year ordering period. The current WIPP Transportation Services contract is held by CAST Specialty Transportation, Inc., which expires on May 27, 2022.

The WIPP Transportation Services contract provides facilities, personnel, and equipment to operate a local terminal within a ten mile perimeter of Carlsbad, NM, and transportation and maintenance services necessary to support the WIPP. This includes, but is not limited to, carrier services for the safe transport of contact-handled (CH) and remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) wastes and mixed hazardous constituents, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and asbestos, between various DOE sites across the country and other defense-related TRU waste generator sites, to the WIPP Site, located near Carlsbad, NM.

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