For Immediate Release
Contact: Anne E. Smith
OAK RIDGE, TN, March 15, 2016 — UCOR has awarded three contracts totaling nearly $1 million to small businesses for services associated with the cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).
ESG Construction, LLC, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was awarded a contract for $450,000 to replace the Heat-Trace Controls at the Liquid and Gaseous Waste Operations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A general and electrical contractor, ESG is an SBA-certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) firm. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Construction Technology Specialists, Inc. (CTSI) was awarded two contracts totaling nearly $454,000 for projects at ETTP. One is for modification to cooling tower piping, and the second is for modification to sump pump overflow piping. Based in Albuquerque, NM, CTSI is an 8(a) SBA certified general contractor with an extensive background in building and overseeing multiple projects for government clients. Work on both projects is scheduled for completion by September 30.
Pre-award requirements for these services were reported in UCOR’s 90-day procurement forecast available for review at http://info.ettp.energy.gov/90day/index.html.
“UCOR’s commitment to the small business community has been integral to our success in completing the environmental cleanup work at ETTP,” Freda Hopper, UCOR Small Business Program Manager, said. “We intend to continue our partnership with small businesses throughout our contract period with the goal of exceeding DOE’s expectations for small business contracting.”
UCOR is responsible for cleaning up the East Tennessee Technology Park, formerly the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant, as well as other select sites on DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation under a contract valued at $2.6 billion.