Savannah River Nuclear Solutions contract extension worth $1B
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions’ one-year contract extension is valued at an estimated $1 billion, a Department of Energy spokesperson said Tuesday.
SRNS, the Savannah River Site management and operations contractor, can secure nearly $45 million in fees between Aug. 1 and July 31, 2019, according to a contract modification document.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the contract extension on Monday, just a day before SRNS’s contract was set to expire.
SRNS has been the management and operations contractor – in charge of SRS ongoings, save for the liquid waste mission and security – since 2008.
The extension does not alter SRNS’s responsibilities.
The contract extension covers the site while the DOE drums up interest for the next management and operations contract.
“To DOE’s knowledge, only SRNS has the requisite knowledge, experience and capability to provide these critical, highly specialized services without interruption during the acquisition cycle for transition to a new contract,” the DOE said in an extension-related press release.
A request for proposals for the SRS management role has still not been issued, but the DOE is hosting an all-day workshop in Augusta today for those interested in the position.
The meeting, announced earlier this summer, will address H-Canyon, K-Area, L-Basin and other specific challenges related to the management and operations contract, according to a post on Federal Business Opportunities, a public notice and contracting website.
Following the formal DOE announcement on Monday, SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean sent a congratulatory email to SRNS employees, a copy of which the Aiken Standard obtained.
“Thank you for continuing to model excellence and deliver results for our customers as we make the world safer,” MacVean, in part, wrote.