BGS provided the expertise and innovative solutions to manage the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) Consolidated Technical Support Services (CTSS) contract, which supports one of the largest, most diverse, and technically complex environmental cleanup programs in the world ($7B/yr).

BGS has a long history supporting DOE EM programs at headquarters and in the field. We provide talented professionals and subject matter experts with a deep understanding of DOE’s environmental programs. We support all aspects of DOE EM’s critical programs from program planning and management to the implementation of scientific, technical, management, and engineering solutions:

  • Strategic and performance planning
  • Engineering, technical, and operational reviews
  • Capital asset program management, including EVMS
  • Nuclear safety, ES&H, and integrated safety management
  • Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) and facility disposition planning and management
  • Waste management strategies, regulatory support, and innovative technologies for cleanup and waste disposition
  • Quality assurance (QA) and software quality assurance (SQA)
  • Budget and communications support

Work Highlights

DOE EM CTSS Contract

BGS managed the CTSS contract, the first of its kind contract that oversees and manages the critical elements of DOE EM Headquarters’ $7 billion annual cleanup program. BGS managed over 250 professionals and consultants and 16 subcontractors supporting 20 of the 24 EM Headquarters programs and the EM Front Office.

EM-LA Program Management Support

Developed information for the State Attorney General, state legislative oversight committee, and the governor’s office regarding the status of EM-Los Alamos projects and programs.

EM Office of Communications Support

Created program-wide monthly newsletters, briefing packages, factsheets, and video presentations and provided public affairs and external communications support for senior-level and secretarial staff.

EM Office of the Chief of Nuclear Safety

Performed engineering reviews to resolve technical issues related to project design, construction, and operations – also developed training related to engineering.

EM Office of Safety Management

Organized and led an integrated, complex-wide needs assessment for nuclear infrastructure and radiological protection for current, near-term, and long-term nuclear material processing and management missions.

EM Office of Budget and Planning

Upgraded the EM monthly cost/obligation report to communicate and expand reporting to include operation versus construction costs, revised projection comparisons, and historic trends.

EM Office of Safeguards, Security, and Emergency Preparedness

Planned and conducted emergency preparedness evaluations, reviews, inspections, assessments, surveys, and exercises – also developed emergency operations strategies to enhance emergency preparedness programs.

FBP PORTS Technical Support Contract

BGS provides trusted resources, specialized talent, and effective solutions for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) D&D Project critical mission areas:

Project Controls and Estimating Support

Analyzed earned value data and earned value methods and techniques and developed and maintained lifecycle scope, schedule, assumptions, and cost estimates in support of the PORTS D&D Project Lifecycle Plan.

Public Affairs / Community Relations Support

Developed briefings related to the PORTS D&D Project Lifecycle Plan and supported the development of planning and regulatory documentation for landfill and groundwater plume excavation.

Environmental Support

Supported the development of the Operations & Maintenance Plan for the OSWDF and helped with the identification, analysis, and mitigation of risks associated with deactivation activities and implementation of environmental and regulatory compliance programs.

Safety and Heath Support

Provided subject-matter experts to perform nuclear criticality safety evaluation, analysis, and document development – also evaluated operations and proposed modifications to determine safety compliance.

Radiological Protection Support

Provided support for the development, review, and implementation of radiation protection requirements for D&D activities associated with the X-326 facility, including development of criticality safety documents.

Waste Management Support

Prepared and maintained waste profiles at commercial TSDFs, prepared the characterization for Category I process piping from the X-326 cascade for disposal at NNSS, and planned and tracked field work associated with elevated U-235 waste streams.