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EM END STATE CONTRACTING MODEL (EM ESCM)
DOE released the End State Contracting Model (ESCM) during 2018, which was developed with detailed consideration of industry feedback on the Draft Requests for Proposal issued earlier that year on the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract and Nevada Environmental Program Services. The ESCM envisions a single award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for each acquisition with the ability to issue both Cost-Reimbursement (CR) and Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Task Orders (TO). The ESCM source selection process was initially applied to the following three Final Requests for Proposal issued during 2019: Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Contract, Hanford Tank Closure Contract, and Nevada Environmental Program Services.
During 2020, the ESCM was further streamlined regarding the contents of the cost and technical proposals. As currently constructed, the ESCM consists of a best value selection process that includes three technical factors (key personnel, past performance, and management approach), along with a cost factor that includes contract transition costs, key personnel costs, fully burdened labor rates, and fee. A listing of ESCM procurements is contained on the Documents Library tab.
The IDIQ contract construct utilized for the ESCM provides EM the needed flexibility to task its contractors using a risk-based approach to better define discrete scopes of work for site closure or end states for more realistic, reliable pricing and appropriate incentive structures to yield significant reductions in EM’s environmental risk and financial liability. Further, the revised ESCM is consistent with DOE’s Contract Reform initiative and EM’s cleanup completion objectives.
The EMCBC point of contact is: EMEndState@emcbc.doe.gov