WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is further strengthening its procurement capabilities in launching an Acquisition Corps to serve on Acquisition Integrated Project Teams (AIPTs) and Source Evaluation Boards (SEBs) that evaluate submissions for contract awards.
The Acquisition Corps will establish a cadre of trained and experienced personnel dedicated to procurement evaluations and related tasks. It will broaden the talent pool of procurement experts at EM field sites and the EM Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) who serve on various SEBs and AIPTs.
“Given how integral acquisition and contracting is to how we conduct our work, successful execution of major procurements is essential to the EM mission,” said EM Senior Advisor William “Ike” White.
Almost all of EM’s work carrying out cleanup activities at 16 sites in 11 states is carried out through contracting with private industry. In the past year, EM has awarded four major contracts among its Hanford, Washington, and Nevada sites, as well as a Nationwide Deactivation, Decommissioning, and Removal (DD&R) contract providing for complex-wide services for EM and other DOE requirements.
Requests for proposals are pending for the Savannah River National Laboratory management and operating contract and for continuing cleanup at the Idaho site. Ongoing procurement actions also include requirements at Hanford, and sites at Portsmouth, Ohio; Paducah, Kentucky; Carlsbad, New Mexico; Moab, Utah; Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, as well as EM corporate initiatives.
Information on major EM acquisitions can be found on the EMCBC acquisition website.