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Centerra will ‘absolutely’ bid for upcoming SRS security contract

December 7, 2018

The current paramilitary contractor tasked with guarding the Savannah River Site will bid for another term when its contract expires next fall.

“We have a 35-year history of providing exceptional security services to our client, the Department of Energy, at the Savannah River Site. We will absolutely submit a proposal to continue that legacy in protecting national security interests at SRS safely, efficiently and cost effectively,” a Centerra-SRS spokesperson said on Tuesday in response to questions posed by the Aiken Standard.

Centerra-SRS is an offshoot of Centerra Group.

“We look forward to preparing a comprehensive proposal that outlines our unequaled qualifications to continue providing security services at SRS,” the spokesperson continued.

A formal request for proposals for the new security contract will likely be issued 15-60 days after Nov. 27, according to a DOE post on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

Site manager Michael Budney last week said the DOE would move on the SRS security solicitation “in short order.”

The current SRS security contract – Centerra’s – expires Oct. 7, 2019.

The site security contractor is far beefier than the standard security outfit; the contractor must respond to emergencies at and around SRS as well as protect the site itself, its personnel, its national security interests, its nuclear material, its sensitive information and more.

Centerra-SRS has received excellent ratings in the past, per the DOE, and has dealt with a strike.

“It’s been a rewarding 35 years, and we have been fortunate to have a great team of employees and leadership at Savannah River,” Paul Donahue, the Centerra CEO, said in a prepared statement in November.

SRS spans 310 square miles and is located south of Aiken.

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