In a message to employees late last year that revealed Consolidated Nuclear Security’s first performance score, then-CNS President Jim Haynes noted that the evaluation did not include a review of the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12. That was to be analyzed separately, he said.
It was later learned that CNS earned $42.6 million in fees for the first 15 months on the job. Again, that figure apparently didn’t include fees for the work on the UPF.
When asked for information on the contractor performance on UPF, NNSA Production Office spokesman Steven Wyatt said, “UPF does not have the same type of performance evaluation process as what exists for the CNS contract for operating Y-12. UPF project performance is focused on cost and schedule incentives rather than award fee.”
Asked if the NNSA would publicly release information on the UPF performance, regarding costs and schedules and fees, Wyatt responded: “We have no further comment.”
Most of the UPF work is reportedly coming under the management of Bechtel, the parent company of Y-12/Pantex managing contractor.
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