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Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for a contract to provide a variety of services at the Hanford Site, called the Hanford Mission Essential Services Contract (HMESC). The total estimated value of the contract is up to approximately $4 billion over a period of up to ten years, including option periods. The current Mission Support contract at Hanford held by Mission Support Alliance expires on May 25, 2019.

DOE anticipates awarding a contract that primarily includes cost-plus-award-fee contract line items. The Draft RFP provides for full and open competition and includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small businesses.

The purpose of the Draft RFP is to solicit input from interested parties to assist DOE in developing a Final RFP for this procurement. DOE invites all interested parties to thoroughly examine the Draft RFP and the accompanying procurement website and to submit comments to DOE.

Additionally, DOE plans to conduct a pre-solicitation conference, including a site tour and one-on-one meetings with interested parties, the week of December 11, 2017. Registration information is available via the procurement website.

The HMESC contractor will provide site services, security and emergency services, land management, information technology services, management of the Hazardous Material Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) training facility; maintain vital infrastructure; and perform infrastructure upgrades (e.g., electric, water, roads), as well as building future infrastructure to support operation of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. This contract would also include a new concept where the contractor would provide assistance to DOE in the solicitation and administration of DOE’s small business prime contracts.

Additional information is available via the procurement website at:

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Kris Holmes, 509-376-5803

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