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Sunday, December 18, 2016

LANL needs university

The LANL bid team will have to have a university partner in it. This was not necessary for SNL, as it is seen historically as an engineering first lab. Remember this was the whole reason it was spun off (Z Division) from LANL after WWII. 

Btw, I keep hearing rumors that Bechtel and UC are not playing well together on the LLNL operations. I can see a divorce coming in the future, especially if LANS breaks up.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have no idea what you are talking about.
Before claiming that the SNL bid teams were devoid of university interactions, try reading the RFP.

Anonymous said...

December 18, 2016 at 10:45 AM

From the Wall Street Journal...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A unit of Honeywell International Inc. has won a contract worth $2.6 billion to manage Sandia National Laboratories, a research laboratory that specializes in national security, nuclear weapons and other projects deemed vital for the U.S., federal officials said Friday.

The U.S. Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration identified the winning bidder as National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, a division of Honeywell. Northrop Grumman Corp. and Universities Research Association will support the Honeywell subsidiary in managing Sandia National Laboratories.

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From the Los Alamos Daily Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced today it has awarded National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) with the management and operating contract for Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).
NTESS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International. Northrup Grumman and Universities Research Association will support NTESS in the performance of this contract. The award is valued at $2.6 billion annually over 10 years, if all options are exercised.

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The original post is correct. It did not say that university's would not be involved in SNL, only that the M&O contractor does not have a university as a "owner" or direct partner, unlike the other bidders as noted in the Albuquerque Business Journal....

"The bidding war for a $2.6 billion contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories is over.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced Friday it has chosen a Honeywell subsidiary to take over management and operate the labs and its multibillion dollar budget.

National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, beat out teams that included presences from the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and New Mexico State University. It also bested Lockheed Martin Corp., which has held the contract since 1993 through its wholly owned subsidiary Sandia Corp.

In May, the University of New Mexico announced it was joining independent research and development group Battelle and aerospace giant Boeing, along with Texas A&M and the University of Texas in a team called “Together Sandia" in a bid for management of Sandia National Laboratories.

Then in July, Lockheed Martin announced that the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and New Mexico State University had joined the company in a bid to manage the lab, along with Purdue University."

Anonymous said...

4:05 PM is delusional.
EOM

Anonymous said...

December 18, 2016 at 5:09 PM

Once again, what's delusional about the facts.

SNL employees are employees of a subsidiary currently solely owned by Lockheed-Martin and in the near future will be employees of a subsidiary solely owned by Honeywell.

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