Schedule Announced for Meetings and Submissions for Competing the Management and Operations Contract of Brookhaven Lab

UPTON, NY – The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the schedule for upcoming meetings and submissions associated with the competition of the management and operations contract for Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Interested parties may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to by 5 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Whether an interested party submits an EOI has no bearing on whether it can later submit a proposal.

Also, DOE will host an informational meeting and a "windshield" tour on October 17, 2013 at BNL to discuss the competition process and address questions. Meeting time and venue will be forthcoming.

DOE expects to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the January-through-March 2014 timeframe. The RFP will be consistent with the Secretary of Energy's Acquisition Strategy Decision and the Departmental and Federal competition policies and regulations. About two weeks after RFP issuance, a pre-proposal conference will be held and include a BNL site tour. More information will be posted on the competition website as it becomes available.

To ensure that the solicitation process is transparent and current, DOE established the competition website ( as the source for competition information. Interested parties are responsible for checking the website for information, notices, and updates.

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