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Monday, May 8, 2017

Bid extension request

DOE asked bidders for the NNSS contract to extend their bids until 30 June 2017. Are they applying lessons learned form the Sandia transition?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems not. Sandia bids were collected, NNSA decided in a reasonable time frame and awarded and did not rescind the new contract, and the new contractor is now in place. Meanwhile the NNSS drama has been dragging on for coming up on 2 years.

Anonymous said...

It appears that the NNSS bid was part of a failed strategy that depended on keeping Lockheed in the Complex but not at Sandia. Lockheed and Liedos threw a monkey wrench in this strategy and NsTec seems to be the winner in the whole scenario. Anybody believe they will make a decision and announcement by June 30? Combine NNSS in one of the lab contracts? Maybe Perry will make the decision. Texans are good at this. I am sure Charlie M blew in his ear.

Anonymous said...

May 11, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Lockheed will be staying in the complex as they will be getting Los Alamos. Not sure about NNSS or if it can be tied to Los Alamos.

Anonymous said...

Lockheed will be staying in the complex as they will be getting Los Alamos.

May 11, 2017 at 5:43 PM

What a putz. You have no clue what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

What a putz. You have no clue what you are talking about.

May 11, 2017 at 5:48 PM

Sure, but how is it that every predictably bad thing seems to come true?

Anonymous said...

Excellent chance Lockheed will wind up with LANL. LANS is dead for sure, and UC would be foolish to get involved in any bid for a new contract. They are not that foolish. So, Lockheed will get LANL, and some UC-led LLC will keep LLNL when it eventually goes up for bids.

Anonymous said...

Lockheed SOLD their bid for NNSS to Leidos. Lockheed SOLD their share in CNS (the LLC at Pantex) to Leidos. Lockheed TRIED to SELL their contract for Sandia to Leidos two years ago and almost did not bid for Sandia.

Just why do you believe Lockheed wants to be in the complex?

Anonymous said...

They may not want to be, and I couldn't blame them. Not much money involved, and high risk of getting a lot less for any of a large number of reasons beyond your control.

Anonymous said...

I guess they were waiting to give the contract to Honeywell, which is now the major partner at both Sandia and NNSS.

Anonymous said...

7:58, spot on. LANL is not worth the trouble. Let it rot.

Anonymous said...

7:58, spot on. LANL is not worth the trouble. Let it rot.

May 12, 2017 at 3:45 PM

7:58 brings up a good point, in order for Lockheed to have other perks with the government it may have to run LANL. There is is really no downside you get some money and when there is a screwup you can blame scientists, it is a win win. Anyway with Lockheed out of NNSS it is now almost for certain they must get LANL. NNSA wants them in the complex. Lockheed is in really good shape now, they can completely call the shots on what they want order to run LANL.

Anonymous said...

Lockheed has plenty in the DOD coming up. They don't need it and may not want it.

Anonymous said...

There is a chance that Rick Perry may actually have the license to reform the NNSA, unlike the past several DOE secretaries. I imagine he is inclined to further privatization a la Honeywell, but you never know. Maybe in exchange for cutting all of the distracting WFO science and ARPA-E work, they will boost funding for nukes and LEPs and restore the labs to some caricature of their former glory.

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