Contract Award Provides Best Value to the Government
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today reaffirmed the award to Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), to be the management and operating contractor for the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas. The contract includes project management of the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at Y-12 and an unexercised option for Savannah River Tritium Operations at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C.
“Our nuclear production capabilities are critical to our national security, and CNS represents the best value to the government as evidenced by its superior technical and management approach and its lower evaluated cost,” said NNSA Acting Administrator Bruce Held. “Additionally, this award puts NNSA in a position to improve mission delivery by focusing on improving the way we operate, saving taxpayer dollars, and aligning ourselves for the future.”
CNS is comprised of Bechtel National, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Services, Inc.; ATK Launch Systems, Inc.; and SOC, LLC. Additionally, CNS will use subcontractors Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., as a Merger and Transformation specialist, and General Atomics for Savannah River Tritium Operations if that option is exercised by NNSA in the future.
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.