EQM was recently awarded this $200.0MM performance-based multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract in support of environmental cleanup at Army installations. This IDIQ Contract will be available to support the broad spectrum of the Army’s Environmental Cleanup Strategy. EQM will be required to provide a wide range of environmental investigations, remediation, and munitions response activities at various installations/locations throughout the United States (US) including the territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The performance work scope includes broad-spectrum environmental remediation services. Task Orders issued against this IDIQ Contract are anticipated to include all aspects of CERCLA, RCRA corrective action, military munitions response activities, and operational range assessments. Specifically, EQM will be required to achieve Remedy-in-Place (RIP) or Response Complete (RC) as defined and used in the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) Management Manual. EQM will attain RIP or RC upon finalizing appropriate written documentation certifying that the remedial activities conducted at the site have met the identified response objectives and no further action is necessary, subject to any requirement for remedial action operations (RAO)/corrective measures implementation operations (CMIO) and long-term management (LTM). If the TO requirements are for achievement of RAO/CMIO and/or LTM requirements, EQM will also be responsible for the following:
(1) Performing required RAO/CMIO at the specified site(s) for the stated duration.
(2) Performing required LTM at the specified site(s) for the stated duration.
(3) Assisting with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) 121(c) or other periodic reviews required at that site.
(4) Correct any deficiencies noted in the CERCLA 121(c) or other periodic reviews performed at the installation for the sites in the TO during execution of the TO, including, modifying the monitoring parameters and/or frequency of existing wells, installation and sampling of additional wells to properly characterize contamination, or other activities deemed necessary to correct the deficiencies.
(5) Develop and implement approved exit/ramp down strategies and optimizing their efforts and all the requirements to reduce the Army’s long-term costs associated with the site.
(6) Routine maintenance and appropriate upgrades (such as for optimization). Examples include fence repair, monitoring well replacement, pump replacement or repair, and replacement of carbon and other expendables consumed during the operations and/or monitoring efforts. EQM will ensure the system is operated/modified to be on-track to achieve the remedial action objectives as defined in the decision document.