DOE announces contract extension for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

July 31, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a one-year contract extension for the Savannah River Site’s management and operations contractor.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will remain on-site for up to another year, according to DOE information, and will remain in charge of SRS ongoings, security and liquid waste not included.

The SRNS contract was otherwise set to expire July 31.

The extension was first hinted at in April on Federal Business Opportunities, a federal contract job board and public notice website. The post stated a one-year extension for SRNS was “anticipated.”

It is not immediately clear what the extension is valued at.

The now-agreed-to extension – which Site manager Michael Budney said was due “any day now” on July 23 – keeps SRNS on the job while the DOE fosters interest and competition 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,” a related press release, issued July 30, reads.

On Aug. 1, the DOE will host an all-day workshop for those interested in taking over the management and operations contract. Workshop talks will address H-Canyon, K-Area, L-Basin and other “technical challenges” under the management and operations purview, according to another post on Federal Business Opportunities.

Shortly after Monday’s announcement, SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean sent an email to SRNS employees thanking them for their collective efforts.

“Thank you for your contribution to this important milestone and for safely and securely delivering results to our customers,” MacVean wrote. “I look forward to celebrating with you in the coming weeks and personally congratulating you on earning this extension.”

SRNS is a Fluor -led company with partners Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell International.

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