Y-12 contractor seeks expressions of interest on emergency ops center

y12overviewConsolidated Nuclear Security, the government’s managing contractor at Y-12 (as well as Pantex), is seeking expressions of interest from companies for the fixed-price design of a new Emergency Operations Center at the Oak Ridge plant. The expressions are due no later than Dec. 17.

According to the solicitation, the new facility at Y-12 will be brought to being as a design-bid-build project. The National Nuclear Security Administration this past summer issued a draft environmental assessment for the project and solicited public comments.

The new EOC building will be between 8,000 and 12,000 square feet of single-story office space “to provide management of normal and emergency operations for the site.” Specific details of the requirements, etc., will be provided later to qualified bidders, the document states, but it listed some of the general facility functions, such as:

The EOC will include offices and meeting rooms to support “daily operations” for about 20 people; special air filtration systems will be required; must meet building code requirements for an “essential facility”; must meet LEED Gold design requirements; will house emergency operations room for about 50 people; will have special electronic capabilities for emergency management.

Interested companies may submit information to David.Riley@CNS.doe.gov. Actual solicitations for the design are expected in the first quarter of FY 2016, with design beginning in the second quarter.

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