November 13, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), exceeded its socioeconomic business goals in local and small business awards for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), keeping the pace since SRR’s contract began in 2009.
SRR awards high percentages of subcontracts each year to a variety of diverse business profiles, including women-owned, veteran-owned, disadvantaged, local, and small businesses.
In FY17, 82.5 percent of SRR’s subcontracted work was awarded to small businesses, and 64 percent has been awarded to small businesses since the contract began, far exceeding the contractually established goal of 50.4 percent over the life of the contract. This means that out of approximately $83 million spent on suppliers and subcontractors, SRR awarded more than $69 million to small businesses in FY17.
SRR has also far exceeded its local area business profile goal each fiscal year, and FY17 was no exception. More than 5,000 purchasing actions were taken in FY17 for local area businesses, totaling more than $50 million, the second largest dollar commitment to a socioeconomic category. Local businesses include those in Barnwell, Aiken, Allendale, Augusta, and Richmond Counties, for services such as facility and HVAC maintenance, industrial cleaning services, construction, and more. More than $490 million dollars has been awarded to local area businesses since 2009.
SRR also exceeded its award goals in FY17 for small disadvantaged business, women-owned small business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, veteran-owned small business, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business profiles.
Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said SRR has played an important role in supporting businesses of all backgrounds.
“Small businesses are the underpinnings of our economy, especially those that are women-owned, veteran-owned, and locally owned, to name a few,” Foster said. “These companies aid SRR in our mission of safely and efficiently stabilizing the legacy liquid waste at the Savannah River Site.”
SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.