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Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transportation Services. An Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, utilizing Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) task orders, that may include a separate Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) (within Task Orders) for specified cost reimbursable (no fee) items such as State permits and Use fees, New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, fuel, and safe driving bonus is anticipated. The Draft RFP is established as a total Small Business set-aside with a five year ordering period. The current WIPP Transportation Services contracts held by CAST Specialty Transportation, Inc. and Visionary Solutions, LLC will expire on January 12, 2017 and July 27, 2017, respectively.

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 in their entirety and to submit comments to DOE.

Additionally, a pre-solicitation conference, site tour, and one-on-one sessions with interested parties are anticipated to be held during the week of May 30, 2016. Registration information is available via the procurement website.

The WIPP Transportation Services are for providing facilities, personnel, and equipment to operate a local terminal and transportation and maintenance services necessary to support the WIPP. This includes, but is not limited to, carrier services for the safe transport of contact-handled (CH) and remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) wastes and mixed hazardous constituents, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and asbestos, between various DOE sites across the country and other defense-related TRU waste generator sites to the WIPP site, near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Additional information is available via the procurement website at: https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/wipp_transportation_services/index.php