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Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. performed environmental corrective actions at the Clean Slate III site in July 2019 that included removing contaminated soil and debris for packaging and disposal at the Nevada National Security Site.
Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. performed environmental corrective actions at the Clean Slate III site in July 2019 that included removing contaminated soil and debris for packaging and disposal at the Nevada National Security Site.

LAS VEGASEM’s cleanup contractor for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Navarro), has earned 96 percent of the available fee for its most recent contract evaluation period, according to recently released information.

For the period of Oct. 1, 2018 through Jan. 31, 2020, Navarro earned $1,158,125 out of an available $1,210,298 in award and incentive fees. Navarro received “excellent” ratings in the areas of business relations; management of key personnel and subcontracts; cost control; and health and safety. The contractor received ratings of “very good” in the areas of schedule and quality of products and services.

Employees with Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. and visiting scientists observe the E-Tunnel South Portal at the Rainier Mesa/Shoshone Mountain groundwater characterization area during a field trip to the Nevada National Security Site.
Employees with Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. and visiting scientists observe the E-Tunnel South Portal at the Rainier Mesa/Shoshone Mountain groundwater characterization area during a field trip to the Nevada National Security Site.

Navarro’s key accomplishments during the evaluation period included completing remedial actions and obtaining regulatory closure of the final contaminated soils site seven years earlier than the original EM Nevada Program baseline; making significant progress toward closure of two major groundwater areas on the NNSS; and cost effectively implementing the Radioactive Waste Acceptance Program.

Navarro also continued to demonstrate strong safety and health performance. There were no injuries, exposures, or lost-workday accidents during the evaluation period. Additionally, Navarro safely and efficiently completed extensive follow-on activities within a remote high-hazard area, including using heavy equipment in high radiological contamination areas with no lost-time accidents, injuries, or radiological issues.

There were no significant or notable deficiencies identified during the rating period. Areas of improvement identified during the period included timely completion of non-incentivized products, resolution of information systems access issues, and implementation of a comprehensive electronic waste profile review and approval process.

To view Navarro’s fee determination scorecard, click here.

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