A new security contractor will take over at federal sites in Oak Ridge at the end of December, but the contract does not include Oak Ridge National Laboratory or Y-12 National Security Complex. So Oak Ridge Today has requested information about who will provide security at those two sites.
On Tuesday, Y-12 sent a statement that it continues to be responsible for security and the security police officers who protect the plant. That has been true since since Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC began managing and operating the plant in July 2014, Y-12 said.
ORNL said it is working on a response. Oak Ridge Today will update this story, or publish a new one, when that information becomes available.
The last five-year protective force contract, which was with National Strategic Protective Services LLC, or NSPS, included ORNL but not Y-12. That contract, which expires December 30, was awarded in January 2013.
The new contract with Golden SVCS LLC of Kingston does not include either ORNL or Y-12. It’s not clear yet why ORNL is not included in the new contract.
The new contract could be worth close to $66 million and be in place for five years. It has a two-month transition period, which is now under way; a 10-month base period; and four one-year options. It includes protection services at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Federal Building Complex, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, and Transuranic Waste Processing Center, among other duties.
See this previous story for more information.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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