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SRR Exceeding Small Business Contracting Goals

January 20, 2016

AIKEN, S.C. - In Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15), 72 percent of Savannah River Remediation’s (SRR) subcontracted work was awarded to small businesses, which allows SRR to maintain its pace in exceeding the contractually established goal of 47.7 percent over the life of the contract.

This means that out of approximately $74 million spent on suppliers and subcontractors, SRR awarded more than $50 million to small businesses in FY15.

SRR, the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), tracks awards to small businesses in a number of categories. These categories include: Small Disadvantaged Businesses; Small, Woman-Owned Businesses; Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones); Veteran-Owned Small Businesses; Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses; Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Minority Institutes (HBCU/MIs); and Local Area Businesses.

Stuart MacVean, SRR President and Project Manager, said FY15 was one of the best years for small businesses during the SRR contract, which began in 2009.

“We use both large and small businesses to meet the needs of our scope at Savannah River Remediation,” MacVean said. “Small businesses have a big impact on the work done at SRR, and we are committed to using small business to get our mission accomplished.”

Two areas of noted performance were in the Small Disadvantaged Business and Small, Woman-Owned Business categories, with actual awards for FY15 being 20 percent and 32 percent, compared to a life of the contract goal of 11.2 and 8.4 percent goal, respectively.

More than 5,000 purchasing actions were taken in FY15 for locally owned businesses, totaling nearly $32 million, the second largest dollar commitment to a socioeconomic category. Some of the purchasing actions taken with local businesses include facility and HVAC maintenance, industrial cleaning services, construction, and more.

SRR’s cumulative contract-to-date performance has also been successful. Since SRR became the SRS liquid waste contractor in 2009, the awards-to-date achievement for Small Businesses is 64 percent which has SRR on pace to exceed the contractually established goal of 47.7 percent over the life of the contract. Another notable category for cumulative performance is Small, Woman-Owned Businesses with awards-to-date at 24 percent which also is on pace to exceed another contractually established goal over the life of the contract—8.4 percent, in this case.

Since 2009, more than 22,000 purchasing actions have been taken with locally owned businesses, totaling more than $340 million. These actions have been taken with a variety of industries with the local communities of Barnwell, Aiken, Allendale, Augusta, and Richmond Counties.

SRS is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 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, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.

Point of Contact: Colleen Welch 803.208-2428

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