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United States Department of Energy





The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is procuring an acquisition for Environmental Monitoring and Decontamination & Demolition (D&D) Activities at the DOE Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) in eastern Ventura County, California. This procurement will result in a Task Order under the DOE Environmental Management Nationwide Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) - Set Aside Contracts that were awarded September 17, 2010. The purpose of this anticipated task order is to obtain all services to complete the scope of work for the major program components that currently encompass the DOE Environmental Management (EM) operations at the ETEC site. These program components are: Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance and Maintenance (S&M) Activities, and Project Support activities. Additionally, should an option(s) be exercised, the Contractor shall prepare D&D work plans, process work plan approval through the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), and provide the actual D&D effort for each facility on site.

The required scope of work centers on Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). The SSFL, located atop a range of hills between the Simi and San Fernando Valleys, north of Los Angeles in Ventura County, California, was developed as a remote site to test rocket engines and conduct nuclear research. The majority of the SSFL is owned and operated by The Boeing Company. The SSFL is divided into four administrative areas—Area I, Area II, Area III and Area IV. 90 acres within the Area IV at the SSFL is owned and operated by The Boeing Company for DOE, was used primarily for research and component testing in nuclear, liquid metal and conventional development. DOE/ETEC used the 90 acres for liquid metal and nuclear research. Although ETEC was only a small portion of Area IV, DOE is responsible for the environmental cleanup all of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone. ETEC presently includes DOE-owned buildings which house surplus test apparatus once used for large scale heat transfer and fluid mechanics experiments, mechanical and chemical test facilities, office buildings, and auxiliary support facilities. ETEC is surplus to the DOE’s current mission and is undergoing closure. The site had numerous facilities, including some where chemical and radioactive substances were used. Contamination may exist in structures and the physical media including soils, surface and groundwater.

The site is currently in a safe shutdown mode. The desired end state for the base contract effort is to continue necessary facilities S&M, site support services, and environmental monitoring activities to maintain the site until such time that the necessary approvals are in place to perform the optional D&D effort, once the NEPA process has been completed, which is currently ongoing.

Last Updated: October 11, 2013