EM End State Contracting Model
DOE released the End State Contracting Model (ESCM) during 2018, which was developed with detailed consideration of industry feedback on the Draft Requests for Proposal issued earlier that year on the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract and Nevada Environmental Program Services. The ESCM envisions a single award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for each acquisition with the ability to issue both Cost-Reimbursement (CR) and Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Task Orders (TO). The ESCM source selection process was initially applied to the following three Final Requests for Proposal issued during 2019: Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Contract, Hanford Tank Closure Contract, and Nevada Environmental Program Services.
During 2020, the ESCM was further streamlined regarding the contents of the cost and technical proposals. As currently constructed, the ESCM consists of a best value selection process that includes three technical factors (key personnel, past performance, and management approach), along with a cost factor that includes contract transition costs, key personnel costs, fully burdened labor rates, and fee.
The IDIQ contract construct utilized for the ESCM provides EM the needed flexibility to task its contractors using a risk-based approach to better define discrete scopes of work for site closure or end states for more realistic, reliable pricing and appropriate incentive structures to yield significant reductions in EM’s environmental risk and financial liability. Further, the revised ESCM is consistent with DOE’s Contract Reform initiative and EM’s cleanup completion objectives.
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The ESCM Program Plan defines the ESCM vision, explains how priorities are established, and clarifies roles and responsibilities of each entity within DOE, as well as provides the necessary strategic view to stakeholders.
DOE released a modified End State Contracting Model (ESCM), which was developed with detailed consideration of industry feedback on the Draft Requests for Proposal issued earlier this year on the Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Contract and Nevada Environmental Program Services. DOE has provided specific questions for feedback from interested parties. Comments are due by Friday, December 21, 2018. The modified ESCM can be found below:
Special Notice - Modification to End State Contracting Model