Five contracts worth up to $24.9 million total have been awarded to small businesses to help support the cleanup of federal sites in Oak Ridge.
The awardees include one company based in Oak Ridge and two based in Knoxville.
The awards were announced last week by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management as part of its Characterization, Deactivation/Demolition, and Remediation Services contract.
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, or OREM, said it will use the awards to advance cleanup progress across the Oak Ridge Reservation by issuing task orders to conduct characterization, demolish lower hazard buildings, dispose waste, and provide technical support.
The five awardees are:
- Aerostar SES LLC, based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
- ARS Aleut Remediation LLC, based in Port Allen, Louisiana
- CTI and Associates Incorporated, based in Knoxville, Tennessee
- GEM Technologies Incorporated, based in Knoxville, Tennessee
- TerranearPMC LLC, based in Exton, Pennsylvania
“These contracts give our program flexibility and the ability to begin new projects quickly,” OREM Manager Jay Mullis said in a press release. “With Congress’s tremendous support in recent years to address Oak Ridge’s numerous excess, contaminated facilities, we are now better positioned to accelerate and ramp up cleanup as soon as funding opportunities occur.”
OREM is responsible for environmental cleanup across the 32,400-acre Oak Ridge Reservation, which includes the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security Complex.
“Its projects are enhancing safety, cleaning land for future reuse, and supporting the important ongoing research and national security missions locally,” the press release said.
The five awardees announced last week will be able to compete for each task for a specific work scope, once identified, OREM said in a response to questions provided by spokesperson Ben Williams. Selections will be based on the identified basis of award for each task order. The number of task orders will depend on the price associated with each task order due to the established maximum value of services ($24.9 million).
OREM said each company has a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract where OREM can issue firm-fixed-price task orders.
Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts provide for an indefinite quantity of services during a fixed period of time, OREM said.
“They are used when agencies cannot predetermine, above a specified minimum, the precise quantity of services that the government will require during the contract period,” OREM said in its response to questions.
A firm-fixed-price task order lists the price the awardee will receive to perform a particular scope. Since this type does not include adjustments, it places full responsibility on the contractor for all costs and the resulting profit or loss.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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