Nov 01 - Nov 03
The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA or the Department) will host an Industry Day to discuss new or innovative mutually beneficial contracting arrangements and strategies to provide an unobligated and unencumbered uranium enrichment capability. The nearest term defense mission requirement for DOE/NNSA, and thus the focus of this Industry Day, will be on developing a capability to provide unobligated and unencumbered low enriched uranium (LEU) to fuel tritium production reactors. However, there is also a need for high-assay LEU (HA-LEU) to fuel research reactors, and test reactors, most of which do not require unobligated or unencumbered uranium.
This notification is consistent with the Request for Information (RFI) (DE-SOL-0008552) that was released on January 18, 2017. DOE/NNSA is hosting this Industry Day in order to gather input on a wide range of options to ensure an enduring supply of enriched uranium to meet long-term national security, non-proliferation, and science requirements. DOE/NNSA is also looking for input on several contracting mechanisms being considered for this project. This information will be used by the Government to assist in planning future technical requirements and developing acquisition alternatives.
More info is available at https://eteba.org/wp-content/uploads/Special-Notice-November-DUE-Industry-Day-Notice.pdf