Project: Construct the HESE facility, an approximately 72,762 square foot project which consists of three structures with associated weather‐proofed ramps to replace aging facilities. The new facilities will meet current codes, standards and program needs at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.Project: Construct the HESE facility, an approximately 72,762 square foot project which consists of three structures with associated weather‐proofed ramps to replace aging facilities. The new facilities will meet current codes, standards and program needs at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.

Introduction:  Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, (CNS) is seeking interested vendors to contract for the construction of a new HESE facility at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX. Pantex is a restricted access sites.

Unannounced / unsolicited visitation to the sites is not allowed. It is not envisioned that a site visit nor site access should be required for the purposes of response to this Expression of Interest solicitation.

CNS requires that the Subcontractor shall furnish the parts, labor, equipment, supplies, materials, documentation, inspection, spare parts, personal protective equipment, and management required for the new HESE facility.

Background:  The Pantex Plant is a Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration site managed by CNS. Currently Pantex utilizes 15 WWII‐era facilities of which this new HESE facility is meant to replace. The average age of the facilities to be replaced is 68 years old. Utilizing these facilities currently impacts the ability for Pantex to sustain high‐quality scientific staff and support the NNSA’s manufacturing mission. The age of the facilities also impacts the ability for Pantex to meet current codes, standards and program needs.

The goal of the new facilities is to support the NNSA mission by allowing for the development and sustenance of high‐quality scientific staff and supporting computational and experimental capabilities for evaluation of technology development. And to provide two modernized labs and staging area as well as provide an office space that allows for maximum staffing and workspaces with the ability to hold large meetings, provide a comfortable change out and shower for operations and provide the level of security required for the individual buildings.

General Scope Description: The project objective and scope is to construct facilities to provide the NNSA with a new HE campus complex. These new facilities will support the NNSA mission by allowing for the development and sustenance of high‐quality scientific staff and supporting computational and experimental capabilities for evaluation of technology development.

The HESE Main Works Package scope includes construction of an HE Lab, a TD&DL (including classified and unclassified administrative areas), and an HE Staging area, all interconnected by all‐weather ramps. Work on the project may require NQA‐1 capabilities and work to be performed by a contractor on the Pantex QASL.

The Site Civil works for the project includes clearing and grubbing, earthwork, siting of building locations, site access roads, K4 vehicle crash gate barrier, parking lots, pedestrian access and maneuverability, security fence and vehicle cable barrier, utilities from the demarcation points,stormwater management and limited demolition. Utilities beyond the demarcation points will be completed in the Site Preparation (Early Works) Contract.

It is intended that the selected entity will organize and perform integrated planning and development meetings to gather the necessary inputs to develop a master plan and implementation plans that will best encompass the requirements of all users and stakeholders and best match the projected phased funding allocations.

CNS’s intent is to use information obtained from this Expression of Interest solicitation to develop a Request for Proposal that will encompass the above services.

Interested parties should respond to this Expression of Interest request, providing general qualifications to perform these services with specific attention to using interactive electronic procedures in a production facility. Include reference to any licenses and/or certifications held by your company and/or employees related to these areas as well as years’ experience for your company and/or employees in these areas. Include reference to and brief description of at least two successfully completed project that encompass the above scope or multiple projects that encompass the above scope should your company not have completed a single project containing all the above elements. This is not a Request for Proposal and responses should be brief.

Although CNS prefers to engage a single entity capable of performing all services required for all phases of the project, teaming or subcontracting arrangements will be considered as long as there is a single point of responsibility (single entity) for the project to which CNS can engage. An elaborate company portfolio or qualifications package is not warranted nor expected as a response to this Expression of Interest solicitation. However, documentation of your firm’s typical stages of delivery with example figures or tables showing or describing the types and format of typical deliverables for this type of project is essential. A business letter format consisting of a few pages expressing your entity’s interest, outlining the above requested information, and containing attachments such as a company brochure or brochures covering these areas of interest will suffice. Your entity’s expression of interest must be provided to James Carducci, James.Carducci@cns.doe.gov, 806‐573‐6109 by February 12th, 2021 at 4 P.M. CDT.