Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership awards two contracts to BGS for nuclear criticality safety services at the DOE Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Project -- the Nuclear Criticality Safety Evaluation Upgrade Project and the Criticality Incredible Criteria Support Project.
BGS, as part of the MELEMAX Team, is awarded a DOE/NNSA Technical, Engineering, and Programmatic Services (TEPS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The focus of this BPA is to provide DOE/NNSA with technical, engineering and programmatic support services to ensure the proper strategies are utilized to find, secure, and safely dispose of nuclear materials around the globe.
BGS begins providing comprehensive Cyber Security Program (CSP) services for the DOE DUF6 Conversion Project supporting both the general support systems and the Industrial Control Systems. The CSP included the certification and accreditation process where both protection zones successfully received an authority to operate (ATO). The DUF6 Conversion Project provides for the operation of facilities in Ohio and Kentucky to convert the stored DUF6 into depleted uranium oxide, a more stable chemical form that can be reused, stored, or disposed of.
DOE awards BGS a contract to provide Technical and Engineering Support Services to the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Services include technical and engineering expertise to support the evaluation and oversight of uranium enrichment technology; administration of various lease agreements between DOE and the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC); other programmatic activities for DOE NE; and technical/programmatic support services to identify the best strategy for acquiring Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) downblending services for the NNSA Domestic Uranium Enrichment Program.
Chris Dean joined BGS as a Senior Vice President to deliver senior business operations leadership, business development, oversight of projects, and overall strategic direction for the BGS Technical Services business area. Mr. Dean is a proven business leader and a widely recognized technical leader. Mr. Dean graduated from West Virginia University with a M.S. in Physics and from Marshall University with a B.S. in Physics. He has over 28 years of experience as a Hazard and Risk Analyst, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Nuclear Safety Manager, Security Analyst, and Program/Project Manager in the aerospace, chemical processing, and nuclear industries. He is an experienced fire and explosion hazards analyst, a qualified senior nuclear criticality safety (NCS) engineer, and an experienced nuclear facility safety engineer who has developed, implemented, and reviewed Safety Basis documentation at several DOE and commercial facilities. He also has significant expertise in the development and management of safeguards and security programs, including performing classification reviews, executing radiological sabotage assessments, and conducting security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructure.
Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC awards B&P Solutions, LLC (a joint venture of BGS and Peak Solutions, LLC) a five-year contract valued at over $26M to provide Project Controls personnel; Project Support Managers; and Technical Writers.
DOE awards BGS an ID/IQ contract valued at up to $4M over four years to provide support services to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Headquarters.
These services include: Technical & Administrative Support; Support to the Office of Packaging & Transportation; Facilities & Infrastructure/Asset Management Services; Program/Project Management & Analytical Services; Technical/Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support; Site Strategic Planning; Communications & Outreach; Quality Assurance; and Business & Administrative Support.
DOE awards BGS a contract to provide Professional and Technical Assistance for the Training and Development Group (TDG), Office of Science, Oak Ridge Office.
Services include providing professional and technical support services to the TDG in establishing and improving training systems at the DOE Oak Ridge Office. This contract supports all DOE programs at the Oak Ridge Office and the Office of Science Headquarters.
Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) awards BGS a multi-year ID/IQ contract as a preferred subcontractor to the FBP team to provide: (1) Management Assistance in project activities; (2) Technical assistance in practices/procedures/training; and (3) Project Control/Estimating/Scheduling project activities.
The support services include Engineering; Waste Management; Project Management, Project Controls; Information Management, Quality, and other areas of the client’s mission activities.
BGS awarded the U.S. Department of Energy 8(a)/ Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding performance of a small business, certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) and/or SDB programs, for exceptional performance in activities contributing to core DOE mission accomplishments.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) awarded its Rising Star Award to BGS for our outstanding performance and extraordinary service in our early years of subcontracting with ORNL.
BGS has developed DOE operational cost and feasibility assessments and has used technical advancements in software design and data analysis related to radiation detection to report critical information on issues and risk.
BGS was awarded a $3.5M Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide software development support to the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL.