A Bechtel-led entity has won a potential 10-year, $3 billion contract from the Department of Energy to manage and operate the only domestic facility for disposal of defense-generated transuranic waste.
DOE said Monday Tularosa Basin Range Services will oversee centralized characterization, transportation, experimental and testing and program support operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
The DOE Office of Environmental Management received five proposals for the cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competition and selected the winning contractor using the “best value” sourcing method.
Los Alamos Technical Associates will serve as TBRS’ small business partner.
The WIPP M&O contract has a four-year base period of performance that will begin on Oct. 1, followed by six one-year option periods.
TBRS will take over the management responsibility of the transuranic radioactive waste disposal facility from Nuclear Waste Partnership, a joint venture between Amentum and BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT), which holds the preceding WIPP contract that is scheduled to expire Sept. 30.