Category Archives: Small businesses

Demolition of 1940s-era switchyard at Oak Ridge

22624591931_b20f7a32d9_kWorker takes notes during pre-demolition activities at the K-732 switchyard, which once provided power to uranium-enrichment operations at the Oak Ridge site. (Department of Energy photo/Lynn Freeny)

CTI and Associates Inc., a small business based in Michigan, has received a $2.1 million fixed-price contract to perform “asset recovery and demolition” at a 1940s-era electrical switchyard at the Oak Ridge uranium-enrichment complex now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park. Continue reading

Audit: UCOR meeting small-biz subcontracting goals

ucorwaste.jpgURS-CH2M Oak Ridge, the Department of Energy’s cleanup manager in Oak Ridge for the past four years, is meeting its goals for subcontracting to small businesses, according to a DOE Inspector General report released today.

The audit was conducted to make sure DOE’s Office of Environmental Management was overseeing the contractor’s progress and properly reporting its targets. When it won the contract in 2011, UCOR promised to award 65 percent of its total subcontracting dollars to small businesses. The new report indicated that — through August 2014 — the Oak Ridge cleanup contractor had reported 76 percent ($331 million) of the funding had been awarded to small businesses. Continue reading

ORNL South?

The Chattanooga Times Free Press did a Sunday package of stories on Oak Ridge and the business ties with Chattanooga, focusing on regional economic impacts from construction of the multibillion-dollar Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex and Chattanooga’s multiple connections with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. According to the newspaper’s report, there is talk of ORNL opening an office in Chattanooga. A delegation of business leaders and others from Chattanooga recently visited the government’s Oak Ridge operations. Mike Pare of the newspaper’s staff did the reports.

ORNL expecting big crowd for ‘Industry Day’

ORNLmrfOak Ridge National Laboratory’s first-ever “Industry Day,” which is being held next week (it’s actually a two-day affair, not a single), and lab spokeswoman Morgan McCorkle said about 350 people — representing at least 120 companies and other institutions and organizations — are expected to attend.,

The event is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy program, and it will reportedly open up the lab to all sorts of business possibilities and partnerships with regional entities. Continue reading

S&K Logistics gets $12.8M contract at Savannah River

S&K Logistics LLC of Montana has received a $12.8 million contract from the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Operations Office in South Carolina. The contract is for project scheduling and cost-estimating support services, according to a DOE announcement. The fixed-price contract has a base period of one year, with four one-year options. S&K Logistics is a tribally owned small business.

DOE awards $3.7M contract to Oak Ridge small biz

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge cleanup office has awarded a $3.7 million support services contract to Synergy Solutions, Inc., a small and disadvantaged business with headquarters in Oak Ridge.

According to DOE’s release, the contract employs 11 people for administrative support to the Office of Environmental Management. Continue reading