For Immediate Release October 31, 2006
Media Contact: James Giusti   (803) 952-7697


DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals  
Savannah River Site Contractor


WASHINGTON , DC -- The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced solicitation of comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the competitive selection of a management and operating (M&O) contractor for the Savannah River Site (SRS).  DOE is issuing the draft RFP in order to facilitate competition by providing potential offerors with the maximum opportunity to provide comments on the draft RFP.  


SRS is a key DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) industrial complex located in South Carolina .  The current EM focus at SRS is on the cleanup of legacy materials, facilities, and wastes left from the Cold War. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), located on the site, is EMs corporate laboratory.  The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at SRS supports the DOE national security and non-proliferation programs.  This M&O contract will not include management of SRS liquid waste programs, which is the subject of a separate procurement.

The draft RFP describes the criteria DOE will use in selecting an M&O contractor for SRS.  The draft RFPs evaluation criteria include the proposed key personnel, including the proposed chief executive officer and laboratory director; the proposed organization and management structure; the technical approach to accomplish the EM, NNSA, and SRNL missions at SRS; environment, safety, and health; relevant experience; past performance; and transition.

The draft RFP is available to interested parties on the DOE e-Commerce website: and the DOE-SR acquisition website:  In addition, a document library and other information regarding this procurement is available on the DOE-SR acquisition website.  Responses to questions and other information about the draft RFP will also be posted to the DOE-SR acquisition website.

A pre-solicitation conference and site tour will be offered to interested parties during the comment period.  Specific registration information for both the pre-solicitation conference and site tour will be posted separately on the DOE-SR acquisition website.





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