Sigma Science, Inc. (SSI) is an SBA 8(a) certified company, founded in New Mexico with 19 years of experience providing nuclear safety, environmental management, operations, maintenance, engineering, project management and quality assurance for federal and commercial clients. Our focus on technical excellence, integrity, and quality begins with our employees. A disciplined approach for hiring highly experienced technical experts with exceptional communication skills is combined with a commitment to understanding and enhancing the capabilities of each of our employees. SSI is currently providing technical expertise to the following DOE sites: Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). For more information on our company, please visit http://www.sigmasci.com.
The extensive experience of our staff has been gained “on the floor” in multiple technical and management capacities, for both nuclear and hazardous facilities. The practical and technical experience of our staff allows us to focus on integrated solutions that solve real-world problems effectively, efficiently and safely. SSI has expertise in safety analysis, risk analysis, health physics and radiological engineering, criticality safety, and nuclear energy.
We support the production, application, and uses of nuclear energy and specialize in facility operations, management, licensing, and decommissioning. We combine our staff’s expertise in regulatory compliance and chemical and radiological engineering with analytical techniques to support schedule development and mitigation plans that enable our clients to meet their environmental and compliance needs. Capabilities include: environmental management, environmental planning and impact assessment, waste management, air quality management, water quality management, and site investigation and remediation.
Engineering and Project/Program Management
SSI offers a full suite of engineering services ranging from initial design to facility technical baseline development & control, configuration management, management level determinations, and item dedication. We also offer project management, scheduling and cost estimating, including: development of project work schedules and assessment of critical path workflow, maintenance and improvement to existing program schedules, and development of project controls.
SSI recently enhanced its Quality Assurance (QA) Program to comply with applicable requirements in DOE Order 414.1D, Quality Assurance; ASME NQA-1, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications; and EM-QA-001, Revision 1, Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program. This represents a significant improvement in SSI’s QA capabilities and resulted in Conditional Approval of the SSI QA Program by the Office of Environmental Management with full approval expected before the end of 2016. SSI is also pursuing another enhancement by obtaining formal certification of its QA Program in accordance with applicable requirements in AS9100, Quality Management System – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations. It is expected that this certification process will be completed by March 2017.
Sigma Science Inc. (SSI) was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit at the Bechtel Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition awards. SSI received this award for consistently providing the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) exemplary service and unique capabilities in nuclear safety bases development and implementation, nuclear criticality safety analysis, engineering, operations, project management and environmental management.
Company Size/Small Business Classifications/NAICS Codes
Minority owned 8(A) Certified
541330 Engineering Services
541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541620 Environmental Consulting Services
541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
611430 Professional and Management Development Training
Key Words & Key Phrases
Hazards and Accident Analysis, Selection of Controls, Facility Hazard Categorization, Documentation, Nuclear Licensing and Documentation Hazards /Accident Analysis, Documented Safety Analysis / Technical Safety Requirements. Safety Basis Addendums and USQ Process, Hazard Categorization
Risk Assessment, Threat Risk Assessment, Quantitative Risk Management, Design, Application, and Support, Deterministic and Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Transport Modeling, Root Cause Analysis
Health Physics and Radiological Engineering
Radioactive Materials Leak Testing, Physical Inventory Maintenance and Radiation Contamination Survey, Test Criteria Development and Oversight of Source. Construction/Testing per ANSI N43.6, Radiobiology Analysis
Dose and Shielding Evaluations/Calculations, Nuclear Criticality Safety Evaluations/Calculations, Program Development and Floor Level Implementation. Criticality Accident Alarm Systems Analysis, Validation and Verification of Code Packages, Evaluations/Calculations, Safety Basis Integration, Training
Materials, Fuels, Thermal, Hydraulic, and Neutronic Modeling, Advanced Reactor Technologies, Fuel Cycle Technologies, International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation
Program Management, Environmental Systems, Health and Safety Plans
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
Site Characterization, NEPA Analysis, Environmental Assessments and Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Impact Statements
RCRA permitted Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, And Disposal Facilities, Managing TRU, MLLW, and LLW, Waste Treatment Compliance Strategies
Air Quality Management, Water Quality Management
Site Investigation and Remediation, Site Assessments, Remediation
Operations and Maintenance
Formality of Operations, Operational Readinesss, Integrated Safety Management, Program Development and Floor Level Implementations, Quality Assurance, Process Development, Work Planning, Control, Maintenance, Testing, and Verification of Safety Systems
Project Management and Administrative Support, Scheduling, Cost Analysis, Earned Value, Project Risk Management, Value Engineering, Records/Data Management, Document Control, Word Processing, Technical Writing, Translation
Independent Design Reviews, Conceptual Design Documents, Construction Documents
Smith Currie has counseled companies in dealing with the unique aspects of government contracts and construction law for more than 50 years. We help contractors prepare to win and successfully perform contracts both directly with the federal agencies and with the many prime contractors that support them.
Smith Currie provides legal representation at all stages of the federal government contracting process. We regularly represent clients before the General Accountability Office (GAO) in bid protests and bid mistake claims involving federal projects. We work with clients to ensure their compliance with all applicable regulations and policies related to the Small Business Act, including preference programs such as the 8(a) program for small, disadvantaged businesses, the HUBZone empowerment contracting program for small businesses in historically underutilized business zones, the women-owned and veteran-owned small business programs, and agency small business set-aside programs. We also assist large businesses in matters relating to their small business subcontracting plans.
Following contract award, we provide advice and representation during the administration of federal contracts to ensure full compliance with both contract obligations and federal regulations. We prosecute client claims for equitable adjustments or breach of contract before the military and civilian agency boards of contract appeals and the Court of Federal Claims. We also defend clients against government claims of noncompliance and assist clients on matters such as unfavorable past performance evaluations, labor and prevailing wage compliance reviews and related audits.
In addition, we provide federal contractor clients with advice regarding wage-hour and labor matters under federal laws such as the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act. Combining our collective expertise gives the firm’s clients timely assistance with any problems that they may encounter on a government contract.
Springs Fabrication, Inc. Advanced Technology Group (Springs ATG) is a small business that delivers high-end engineering design and engineered metal products to a wide range of industries, including new and existing energy, pharmaceutical, government (DOE and DoD), mining, and remediation. Our DOE clients include ORNL, Y-12, INL, SRR, LANL, Sandia, and NREL. Springs ATG specializes in gloveboxes, enclosures, and hot cells for the nuclear industry, as well as pharmaceutical, electronics, and scientific applications. Projects are design-build or build-to-print. Nuclear gloveboxes can be manufactured from stainless steel or customer specified materials and offer cleanable polished surfaces, chemically resistant PVDF coatings or any other customer specified finish. Our pharmaceutical customers include manufacturers of parenteral drugs, API compounds, contract drug manufacturers, and OEM process equipment. ATG has also provided equipment for the safe handling of radioactive isotopes to Tc 99 generator suppliers and medical isotope manufacturers. We have designed complex hot cell systems to process large quantities of radio-isotopes, as well as simple shielded isolators for sampling and testing. We have specialized experience in shielding, containment, viewing windows, manipulators, environmental controls, and the handling of radio-pharmaceutical materials.
Since 2012, Steady Networks been a leader in Managed IT and Cyber-Security outsourced solutions. With offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Steady Networks has been focused since day one on providing reliable uptime, fast response and robust Cyber-Security solutions to our customers.
Strata-G, LLC is a veteran-owned small business (VOSB) committed to creating a legacy of environmental and energy stewardship. We are accomplishing this through responsible management and successful application of engineering, science, and technology projects every day.
At Strata-G, we define significance by the extraordinary people we hire, the respect we earn with our clients, and the positive impact we make in the community. We offer our customers the flexibility, attention, and service of a small business as well as the solid experience of a Federal prime contractor which includes a history of exceptional performance on environmental, engineering, and energy projects. Since our start-up in 2002, Strata-G has grown to a team of more than 170 professionals (primarily engineers and scientists), 85% of whom have greater than 10 years of experience and all of whom are dedicated to our core values of integrity, service, and quality.
Range of Services. Strata-G’s core competencies include a full range of environmental compliance, sustainability, safety and health, utilities and facilities management, waste management, and project management support services to meet our customers’ needs.
Our Compliance Division offers pollution prevention, environmental management, environmental compliance, safety and health, waste management, and transportation services.
Ensure environmental compliance and reduce costs
Integrate operational activities with environmental requirements
Negotiate and implement air, water, and waste permits
Develop and support pollution prevention programs and environmental management systems
Provide Certified Energy Managers, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals, and award winning pollution prevention professionals to achieve sustainability goals
Characterize, profile, and plan transport of spent nuclear fuel, low-level, hazardous, mixed, and transuranic waste
Manage waste from nuclear facilities, chemical facilities, power plants, and incinerators
Plan shipping and logistics over road, rail, air, and water
Our Operations Division offers engineering evaluations, energy management, nuclear safety and operations, quality assurance, non-proliferation, and utilities management.
Manage solar, biomass, and natural gas projects
Conduct utility management oversight and long range planning
Assess facility management of industrial and nuclear facilities
Provide construction oversight, quality control, and inspection
Optimize unit operations and identify equipment issues
Conduct operational readiness reviews and audits of programs, operations, and facilities
Plan and implement nuclear D&D, including reactor refueling and defueling processes
Complete reviews for new construction and conduct of operations
Ensure facilities and assets are safe and secure
Our Business Division offers supply chain management, logistics, information management solutions, project controls, records management, and lean process improvement.
Earned Value Management
Increase productivity and flexibility
Notable Accomplishments: Strata‑G was featured in the May 2016 Greater Knoxville Business Journal as the 5th largest overall employer of local environmental engineering staff and the largest employer among local small businesses. What sets us apart is our commitment to our employees and their commitment to us. Our team of intellectually curious and highly motivated engineers, scientists and business professionals engages with our clients to solve complex energy and environmental challenges around the world.
Four-time Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year award winner.
Two-time Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award Finalist.
17 performance and community service awards.
Serving the DOE Environmental Management program with nearly 60 technical, administrative, and engineering personnel working to clean-up our local environment and solve significant radiological challenges faced on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
Strata-G Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) experts transformed the 140 years old Crawford House at Maryville College into the 2nd oldest LEED-Gold certified building in the United States – the oldest being the U.S. Treasury Building.
Strata-G engineers and scientists are supporting research and development activities at ORNL including the pursuit of the next generation of uranium enrichment technologies, examination of mixed oxide fuels from former weapons to reuse for peaceful purposes, and breakthroughs in physical and biological sciences related to addressing climate change and sustainability of our natural resources.
Strata-G’s outstanding Pollution Prevention Team has assisted two of Knoxville’s largest employers, ORNL and the Y-12 National Security Complex, to attain the highest level of performance within the Tennessee Green Star Partnership, to gain the state-issued Green Flag. Through our support, Department of Energy sites in Oak Ridge have been awarded more than 150 federal and state pollution prevention awards since 2005 including numerous prestigious White House Closing-the-Circle awards.
Company Size/Small Business Classifications/NAICS Codes
Full Service Manufacturer & Distributor of Packaging Materials Custom Waste Packaging Systems Railcar Liner Systems Serving Radioactive, Hazardous Waste & Erosion Control Markets Pioneered Soft-Sided Flexible Packaging System to Nuclear Industry
SRA, an Oak Ridge based company, was established to partner with URS / CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) to provide professional and highly qualified staff augmentation services in the areas of Administrative and Professional Services Technical Services, Engineering & Support Services and Waste Management & Transportation Services. To meet and exceed UCOR’s future staff augmentation requirements, SRA has established business relationships with five highly experienced and respected companies – Project Services Group Fairfield Service Group Turnkey Transportations, LLC Innovative Waste Solutions Promeritas SBCG.
Thompson Engineering was formed in 1953 to provide quality assurance for construction projects related to industrial, infrastructure, and community development. As a drilling, materials testing, and construction inspection and chemistry laboratory firm, we supported the engineering and construction industry. Our early years were building blocks that allowed us to get our feet wet–literally –performing services along the Gulf Coast’s rivers, bayous, and streams.
Today, Thompson Engineering is known for leadership on projects defining skylines, coastlines, and transportation lines. We support clients in the industrial, commercial, transportation, federal, and municipal markets. We are often the first company on project sites conducting environmental assessments, land surveys, and geotechnical studies. And our project management and construction management services often mean we are the last ones to leave. We are a proven leader in the planning, design, and construction of major transportation, economic development, and waterfront projects across the Southeast.