Local Economy and Small Businesses Stimulated by Liquid Waste Mission

SRR hired BK All American Company (BKAAC), a New Ellenton, South Carolina-based small business, to complete significant site preparation scope for Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) 7, which will be the second onsite mega-volume SDU built to store decontaminated salt waste.

AIKEN, S.C. (December 17, 2018)— The Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is stimulating businesses through the procurement of goods and services with over half of the actions awarded to the local area, boosting the economy with over $74.3 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) that ended recently.

From the cranes that are rented to move equipment to the subcontractors managing multiple warehouses and laydown yards, SRR is accomplishing its mission with the day-to-day activities that lead to milestones, such as the first mega-volume saltstone disposal unit entering operation. Nearly 23,000 procurements actions were logged in FY18, totaling $151.4 million.

The majority of the FY18 SRR procurement actions fell into three profiles— small business, woman-owned small business, and local area commitment. Small businesses received over $83.6 million and woman-owned small businesses received $34.8 million. Many of these actions were for communications equipment, analytical services, engineering and construction services, and other specialized products.

SRR Small Business Manager Elizabeth Wooten said she wants to see all small businesses succeed and is personally available to navigate businesses through the procurement process.

“I support furthering businesses— whether that is with my company or another,” Wooten said. “I personally understand the challenges small businesses face from seeing my mother run a small business for over 30 years.”

SRR ensures all subcontractors hired for goods and/or services are carefully vetted through a minimum safety performance eligibility process to determine if they meet the safety criteria required to protect workers, the community, and environment.

Local Economy and Small Businesses Stimulated by Liquid Waste Mission
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at SRS for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are Orano, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.