By Frank Lewis
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it is extending its contract for Infrastructure Support Services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site in Piketon for a period of six months. The contract period for the current contractor, Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC (WEMS), had been scheduled to expire this Saturday (July 25).
The contract extension, valued at approximately $17.4 million, is intended to accommodate DOE’s current competitive procurement process for a new infrastructure contract. The action will allow selection, contract award and transition to the new contract to occur without interruptions of ongoing services.
Those services include surveillance, maintenance and repair of facilities; janitorial services; grounds maintenance; roadway and parking lot maintenance; pest control; computing, telecommunication and cyber security; fleet management; real and personal property management; records management and document control; safeguards and security; an environment, safety, health and quality program and training services.
According to a news release, 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.
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