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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has exercised its option to extend the contract with Swift & Staley Inc. (SSI) for Infrastructure Support Services (ISS) of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) for a period of 22 months beyond the current expiration date of November 30, 2018.  

The estimated value of the option period is approximately $88 million. The initial three- year base contract with SSI commenced in December 2015. Today’s option period will extend SSI’s current engagement through September 30, 2020. During the ensuing period, a follow-on contract for the ISS Project will be competitively procured.

The Department’s objective in exercising the option on the contract is to fulfill DOE’s requirement for the continuation of services and execution of the ISS Project, including surveillance, maintenance and repair of facilities; janitorial services; grounds maintenance; roadway/parking lot maintenance; pest control; computing, telecommunication, and cyber security; fleet management; real and personal property management; records management and document control; safeguards and security; environment, safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) program; and training services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

In its determination for the option, the Department found that the option execution is the most cost-effective and best alternative by allowing for continued uninterrupted services as well as continuing momentum on important projects and workforce stability. The option also ensures accountability for excellent performance and cost containment. The contractor received exceptional and very good ratings for its most recently evaluated performance October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. The contract and information pertaining to SSI’s performance under the contract can be found at: 

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