Department of Energy to Compete Management and Operating Contract for Brookhaven National Laboratory

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to begin competing the management and operating (M&O) contract for the Brookhaven National Laboratory over the next 20 months.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates and located on Long Island, NY. Brookhaven Science Associates has run BNL since 1998. The current contract for BNL expires January 4, 2015.

DOE expects the competition for the new contract will result in improved contractor performance and cost efficiencies at BNL. Competing the contract at this time occurs at a transformative stage for BNL, with recent upgrades to scientific facilities and its National Synchrotron Light Source-II coming on-line in late 2014. Competition allows DOE to elicit new and innovative approaches for planning BNL's future. Additional information about the competitive process for the contract will be announced when available and will be posted on a public website.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multi-program laboratory, conducting research in nuclear and high-energy physics, physics and chemistry of materials, environmental and energy research, nonproliferation, neurosciences and medical imaging, and structural biology. Unique user research facilities include the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, National Synchrotron Light Source, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, NASA Space Radiation Laboratory and the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Facility.

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