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NNSA kicks off $23B Los Alamos management contract competition

The National Nuclear Security Administration has officially kicked off the bidding process to find the next manager for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

NNSA posted the final request for proposals to both FedConnect and LANL’s procurement websites on Oct. 25, nearly three months after the draft RFP’s release. Submissions for the final RFP are due to NNSA by 4 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 11.

Deltek data estimates the contract as worth up to $23 billion over five base years, five one-year options and a four-month transition period. An award is currently anticipated for August of next year.

This is only the second time Los Alamos National Laboratory is holding a competition for the contract since its opening during World War II to support the development of the atomic bomb.

Joint venture Los Alamos National Security LLC learned in 2015 that it would lose the contract after a series of poor ratings on their performance evaluation. The current contract expires Sept. 30, 2018. Partners in the venture are Babcock and Wilcox, Bechtel, URS Corp. (now AECOM) and the University of California.

LANL is one of three designated national laboratories in the U.S. with responsibilities related to the health and state of nuclear weapons stockpiles. The others are Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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