DOE to Consolidate Portsmouth, Paducah Operations Work Into Nearly $1.9B Contract

The Department of Energy is set to launch a full and open competition for a potential $1.89 billion contract that aligns cleanup efforts at two gaseous diffusion plant sites located in Ohio and Kentucky.

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DOE said Tuesday the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office Operations and Site Mission Support contract, which covers a performance period of 10 years and three months, is a follow-on to the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facilities Project.

PPPO OSMS will involve efforts to help the Office of Nuclear Energy manage high-assay low-enriched uranium production and assist the National Nuclear Security Administration to utilize depleted uranium tails.

A selected contractor will support department initiatives to convert depleted uranium hexafluoride to a stable form, transfer UF6 from cylinder to cylinder, and dispose of storage through safe and environmentally acceptable means, among other services.

Mid-America Conversion Services is the incumbent on the DUF6 Conversion Facilities contract.

The department plans to hold virtual site tours and one-on-one sessions with industry members to discuss the upcoming solicitation.

DOE released a separate draft request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $5.87 billion follow-on contract to perform decontamination and decommissioning work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio.

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