On Dec. 12, 2019, Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo) was awarded a 10-year contract by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management to conduct the safe, secure, compliant, and cost effective environmental cleanup of select portions of the Hanford Site.
The Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract model is the new approach the Department has undertaken in administering its nuclear cleanup program nationwide. It allows the government flexibility with contractors to address the highest priority needs within a well-defined service contract. The parties agree on written task orders – mini contracts – developed to complete discrete aspects of work that can be executed to specific schedules and cost geared to accelerate cleanup. The contract has a maximum value of $10B with an ordering period of 10 years. The 111-day contract transition began Oct. 5, 2020, and will end Jan. 24, 2021.
Under the new contract, CPCCo will provide management of site operations for Department of Energy Richland cleanup facilities; facility Deactivation, Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Demolition and waste site remediation; transuranic waste management; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) / Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) decision documents to support cleanup actions associated with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order and business core functions to support these efforts.