U.S. Army Awards $6M to CH2M Hill for Aberdeen Remediation Services
The U.S. Army awarded a $5.97 million performance-based task order to CH2M Hill in Englewood, CO for environmental remediation services at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, in support of the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC).
The Aberdeen Proving Ground award is a 5-year task order that includes performing remedial investigations at 12 Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) sites. The task order was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Multiple Award Military Munitions Services (MAMMS) contract (W912DR-08-R-0002) administered by the Baltimore District.
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The MMRP addresses the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues caused by past U.S. Department of Defense munitions related activities. Congress established the MMRP under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program to clean up unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents located on current and former defense sites.
The UAEC explained that performance-based acquisition ensures there is a clear understanding of the schedule and cost of work being performed and the related objectives to be achieved. Under a performance-based task order, the Army states the desired end result, and it is up to the contractor to take the necessary steps to get there. Contractors must still seek approval from the Army and regulators before implementing final cleanup remedies, and the Army has the ultimate responsibility for the cleanup of its installations. Linking payments to milestones provides incentives to develop and implement an effective and efficient approach to achieving contract requirements.