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EM crews at the headworks site of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility at Oak Ridge are excavating for the construction of foundations.
EM crews at the headworks site of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility at Oak Ridge are excavating for the construction of foundations.

The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is responsible for environmental restoration, waste management, technology development as well as facility transition and management. EM oversees an annual budget of approximately $7.2 billion dollars, over 90 percent of which is contracted to industry. With such a significant portion awarded to outside contractors each year, achieving excellence in the department’s management of contracts is a main priority of EM’s. The EM Office of Acquisition and Project Management, working closely with EM sites, supports EM’s mission by overseeing the award and execution of contracts. In accordance with DOE P 547.1A, Small Business First Policy, approved March 30, 2018, the department is committed to maximizing opportunities for small business contracts and subcontracts. This policy ensures prime contracting opportunities are made available to the maximum extent practicable. Additionally, the department implemented a policy aimed at pursuing the increased use of fixed price and fixed unit rate contracts. This practice places the appropriate amount of risk and responsibility on the contractor while providing maximum incentive for the contractor to control costs and perform work safely and efficiently.

EM activities are being conducted through more than 40 prime contracts having a total value of over $90 billion and annual expenditures of over $5 billion. Awards are generally made to teams of individual companies that in turn procure equipment and services from numerous subcontractors. Both large and small businesses help us deliver quality facilities, projects, and services that meet the DOE mission and help ensure a safe and secure environment at legacy DOE sites for generations to come.

One of the major focuses of the EM federal workforce is to carry out an effective and efficient process for acquiring services for construction, deactivation and decommissioning, waste management, and environmental cleanup. EM created the EM Acquisition Center (EMAC) to provide a centralized focus on the major procurements that are required for EM to fulfill its mission. The EMAC provides an integrated business system that supports operations and field offices in the planning, procurement and managing of major EM acquisitions. The EMAC, along with representatives from the sites, develop and implement site and project specific acquisition and contract strategies, including the awarding of major contracts. This is achieved through collaboration with the Office of Acquisition Management. Upon award, contracts are administered by the operations and site offices.

All EM procurement offices execute their acquisition and oversight responsibilities through a standardized process with a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities. EM continues to focus on increasing the efficiency of conducting major procurements through improved planning, integration, communication, and tracking, as well as ensuring the necessary resources and expertise are available.

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DOE Awards Hanford Tank Closure Contract
May 14, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the Tank Closure Contract
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DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract ...
May 7, 2020
DOE's Office of Environmental Management is releasing draft Request for Proposal Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders.
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DOE Renews Non-Competitive Financial Assistance Renewal Grant for the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center
April 30, 2020
The Office of Environmental Management, Carlsbad Field Office is renewing a financial assistance grant to the Regents of New Mexico State University
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DOE Begins Acquisition Planning for Operation of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Direct Feed Low-Activity Wast...
April 16, 2020
Today, the US DOE issued a RFI/Sources Sought notice for operation of the WTP DFLAW facilities at the Hanford site in Washington State.
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DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities
March 16, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Request for Information/Sources Sought notice for operation of DOE’s Portsmouth Paducah Project Office.
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EM Promotes Business Opportunities at Reservation Economic Summit
March 10, 2020
EM officials engaged with representatives of tribal owned businesses during the recent Reservation Economic Summit 2020.
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Portsmouth/Paducah Cleanup Leads Contracting Officer Back Home
March 3, 2020
Growing up in Kentucky’s capital of Frankfort, Tyler Hicks knew a lot of state employees.
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DOE Issues Special Notice and Draft Performance Work Statement for the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract
February 13, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management issued a Special Notice and Draft Performance Work Statement.
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DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Contract
February 11, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) issued a Draft Request for Proposals for the Idaho Cleanup Project.
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EM Prime Contractors Surpass Fiscal 2019 Small Business Goals
February 4, 2020
A number of prime cleanup contractors across the EM complex exceeded annual goals for subcontracting with small businesses.
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