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DOE Awards Contract for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Swift & Staley, Inc. of Kevil, Kentucky, for the performance of infrastructure support services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Paducah, Kentucky. Five proposals were received in response to the solicitation.

In an effort to align contractor and taxpayer interests, the contract includes firm-fixed-price, labor hour, cost reimbursement, and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract line items. The primarily firm-fixed-price nature of the contract will allow DOE to hold the contractor accountable for meeting the contract requirements. The base period of performance is three years with an additional 22-month option period.

Infrastructure support services to be provided under this contract include surveillance, maintenance and repair of facilities; janitorial services; grounds maintenance, snow removal, and pest control; roadway/parking lot maintenance; computing, telecommunication, and cyber security; fleet management; real and personal property management; records management and document control; safeguards and security; environment, safety, health and quality program; and training services.

The Paducah GDP is a Government-owned uranium enrichment plant that was constructed in the early 1950’s and operated by DOE for the purpose of manufacturing enriched uranium for the fabrication of fuel assemblies for commercial and military nuclear reactors and weapons development activities. The Paducah GDP is located on a Federal reservation in Western Kentucky, approximately 10 miles west of Paducah, and 3.5 miles south of the Ohio River.

The mission of the Office of Environmental Management is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.