Nevada Test Site Contract Process Announced

Press Release
Nov 15, 2004

Washington, D.C. --- The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has initiated the process to compete the management and operating contract for the Nevada Test Site. Parties interested in competing for the contract should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that describes their capabilities.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) is being prepared. A website, http://www.doeal.gov/nevadacontractrecompete has been established for the dissemination of information related to the competition. The website will identify when the EOI is due. When the RFP is officially released via the DOE Industry Interactive Procurement System (IIPS), it will be posted to the website which will also contain any amendments, changes, questions, and answers. A subscription feature within the website will also enable interested parties to receive a notice whenever the website is updated.

The Nevada Test Site is located approximately 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1,375 square mile site in Nevada supports NNSA national security missions, first responder training, and environmental management restoration and waste management activities. In addition to the Nevada Test Site, the management and operating contract, currently held by Bechtel Nevada, covers operations of facilities in California, New Mexico, Maryland, and Nevada.

The current contractor supports a wide range of activities with approximately 3,000 employees. Its current annual budget is approximately $500 million. The organization is made up of scientific and technical personnel, administrative, and a variety of crafts and support personnel.

The organization awarded the contract will be required to provide the intellectual leadership and management expertise necessary and appropriate to manage and operate the Nevada Test Site and its associated operations in a manner to accomplish the missions assigned by NNSA, through its Nevada Site Office.

NNSA enhances U.S. national security through the military application of nuclear energy, maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, promotes international nuclear nonproliferation and safety, reduces global danger from weapons of mass destruction, provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion, and oversees its national laboratories to maintain U.S. leadership in science technology.

Media contact(s):
NNSA Public Affairs (202) 586-7371