Office of Environmental Management

DOE Selects 8(a) Small Business to Provide Waste Tracking Services

November 14, 2013

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Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business set-aside contract to Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises Inc. (Ma-Chis) of Kinston, Alabama to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. This Requirements Contract has a value of up to $7.9 million, with a one-year performance period and four-one year extension options. Competition for this work was limited to Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Firms.

The DOE TRANSCOM system continuously monitors and tracks active shipments of defense related spent nuclear fuel, unclassified radioactive/non-radioactive, hazardous, and transuranic (TRU) waste to and from DOE facilities. Ma-Chis will perform all TRANSCOM monitoring and tracking functions and will manage the TRANSCOM Communication Center (TCC) located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

TRANSCOM is the primary communication and monitoring system for all DOE "high visibility" unclassified radioactive shipments and has tracked over 23,000 shipments since inception in 1992.

The mission of the Office of Environmental Management is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.