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DOE hosting ‘technical workshop’ for potential SRS management bidders

July 3, 2018 GMT

The U.S. Department of Energy is inviting interested Savannah River Site management and operations bidders to an all-day meeting in Augusta, Georgia.

At the meeting, scheduled for July 12, potential contract bidders will hear “from subject matter experts on the current technical issues, needs and challenges facing” the Site, according to a June 29 post on Federal Business Opportunities, a government contract job board of sorts.

The voluntary meeting, according to the DOE, will include talks about the operation of H-Canyon, a hardened nuclear chemical separations plant; K-Area, a plutonium storage and processing facility; and L-Basin, a spent nuclear fuel repository. Maintenance of facilities, workforce upkeep and infrastructure efficiency will also be discussed.

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In the post, the meeting is described as a “technical workshop.”

Michael Budney, the DOE-Savannah River Site manager, will speak at the meeting, according to a related agenda.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is the current management and operations contractor and has been since 2008.

In April, SRNS was flagged for a prospective one-year contract extension. SRNS’s current contract expires July 31. The add-on – which was signaled on Federal Business Opportunities, as well – would keep SRNS around through July 2019.

SRNS handles National Nuclear Security Administration, national laboratory and landlord activities, among other things.

The brewing extension covers the DOE, and SRS, while contract interest is drummed up. Solicitation has not yet been issued.

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