The Department of Energy has awarded CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. $4.9 million for its work at Hanford during fiscal 2013.
That was 95 percent of the incentive pay available, excluding multiyear incentive pay, which would have brought the total fee available to about $14 million. The $14 million includes multiyear pay for the Plutonium Finishing Plant, where work is continuing.
A short summary of the incentive payment earned by the contractor was released Friday, and DOE had no comment on why it had taken so long to award the pay for work in the year that ended Sept. 30, 2013.
DOE gave CH2M Hill a rating of “excellent” and said the company had met specific goals for contracting out work to subcontractors and had exceeded all small business subcontracting requirements.
No enforceable Tri-Party Agreement milestones were missed during the year, DOE said. It also said CH2M Hill was “very responsive” to DOE needs, including when budget sequestration went into effect in March 2013.
The summary included two sentences covering “significant deficiencies.”
It said that DOE did not award any provisional payment for fiscal 2013 to CH2M Hill for work to prepare the Plutonium Finishing Plant for demolition. Provisional pay can be awarded as a project progresses, with DOE adjusting the final amount as the project is completed.
The final evaluation of the money awarded for the Plutonium Finishing Plant will be conducted upon completion of demolition of the plant, DOE said in the summary.
CH2M Hill said in a statement that it was pleased with the progress it has made to prepare the Plutonium Finishing Plant for demolition to slab on grade by a legal deadline for DOE of Sept. 30, 2016.
Fiscal 2013 was the final year of CH2M Hill’s initial five-year contract award period, which has been extended for another five years.
“We are extremely proud of being awarded the option period of our contract, which further acknowledges our excellent performance during the entire first five years,” CH2M Hill said.