- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - As the National Nuclear Security Administration formally opens the bidding process for a contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories, 19 organizations from around the country have expressed interest.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/20b0QHg ) that the NNSA, which oversees the nuclear weapons lab, will conduct bidding for the $2.9 billion management contract now that it has released its final request for proposals.

The contract will consist of a four-month transition phase and a five-year base period with options for up to five more years.

Among the companies interested in the contract is current lab operator Lockheed Martin. Others include Boeing, Battelle and Fluor, as well as institutions of higher learning, including the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas, Texas A&M; University and the University of Arizona.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com


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