Two contractors at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant have received ratings from the US Department of Energy office of Environmental Management.
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce reports that DOE gave its decontamination and decommissioning contractor a "good" evaluation, and awarded $24.3 million, or 74 percent, of the fee available for its performance from March 2016 through September 2017.
The evaluation determines the portion of contractor fee to be paid based on performance. DOE's cost-plus-award-fee contracts are designed to incentivize excellence. In determining the awards, DOE considers overall performance along with completion of specific DOE mission objectives and agreed-upon incentives. The results are summarized on a scorecard, and metrics are set in accordance with a performance evaluation and measurement plan.
And, the Portsmouth Mission Alliance recently received DOE "STAR" recognition, the highest achievement level, for the eighth consecutive year, on behalf of the infrastructure support workforce at the plant.
The recognition promotes contractor safety and health excellence through efforts among labor, management, and government at DOE sites. Programs that meet the requirements for outstanding safety and health programs receive STAR recognition, the highest achievement level.