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RFP/RFI Issued for Navajo Uranium Cleanup

Informational workshops to be held in September in New Mexico & Arizona

Abandon uranium mine sites on or near the Navajo Nation . Credit: EPA

Source: EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Request for Proposals for the Navajo Area Uranium Mines Response, Assessment, and Evaluation Services contract. This RFP, with an estimated value of $85M, is a solicitation for firms capable of performing the work to submit proposals.

Specifically, EPA is seeking expertise in environmental assessment services related to uranium mines, as well as expertise in working with tribes and communities. EPA anticipates awarding this contract in spring 2017.

In addition, EPA is issuing a Request for Information/Sources Sought for the potential Navajo Area Abandoned Mines Response and Construction Services procurement. This RFI is a market research tool seeking input from businesses with experience in environmental remediation and construction services.

EPA wants recommendations on the draft scope of work, and will use them to ensure any formal solicitations are executed effectively. EPA is also asking businesses to submit capability statements to determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the government’s requirements.

To provide businesses with more information on these upcoming opportunities, EPA will be hosting two pre-proposal workshops in September:

  • The first will be held at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, near Flagstaff, Arizona on Sept. 12;
  • The second will be at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico on Sept. 15.

At both events, morning sessions will focus on the RFP and afternoons will be devoted to the RFI.

Thirty million tons of uranium ore were mined on or adjacent to the Navajo Nation under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act, leaving more than 400 abandoned mines with elevated radiation levels.

The RFP and RFI can be found here by searching Reference Numbers SOL-R9-16-00002 (RFP) and SOL-R9-16-00003 (RFI) in the “Public Opportunities” section.

Proposals for the RFP will be accepted through October 21, 2016 and responses to the RFI will be accepted through November 30, 2016.

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