HANFORD -- The Department of Energy issued on Tuesday a draft request for proposals seeking bids for the next occupational health contractor for Hanford.
The draft RFP, a type of bid request, is one step in the process toward awarding a contract and provides an opportunity for companies, Hanford stakeholders and the site's work force to provide input.
DOE will provide briefings on the proposal, including a meeting open to workers, stakeholders and the public.
It's scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Federal Building auditorium, 825 Jadwin Ave., Richland.
Comments will be accepted during the meeting or can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Aug. 15.
"The department looks forward to hearing from industry, stakeholders, and Hanford workers on the proposed contract," said Matt McCormick, manager of the DOE Richland Operations Office.
The contractor chosen will provide comprehensive occupational medical services to approximately 7,000 to 9,000 federal, contractor, and regulatory oversight employees at Hanford.
For more information, go to www.emcbc.doe.gov/occmed/.