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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Who is going to win?

So any bets on who wins a Bechtel-University of Texas LLC vs a University of California-Battelle LLC showdown on the LANL contract?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

So any bets on who wins a Bechtel-University of Texas LLC vs a University of California-Battelle LLC showdown on the LANL contract?

I doubt that Bechtel is even going to put in bid and U of Texas will certainly not be partnering with them. But if id did come down to these teams, the winner is

California-Battelle LLC


:)

Anonymous said...

Texas LLC by a 3-point margin.

Anonymous said...

Texas LLC by a 3-point margin.

August 31, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Texas LLC with Bechtel is disqualified for doping before the same starts. Damm that was fast.

Anonymous said...

UC and Bechtel each get poor marks on prior performance, so that means that a third team is the most likely winner.

Anonymous said...

Texas, Battelle, Fluor

Anonymous said...

UT and Battelle both do the science and Fluor does the EM. Who does the manufacturing and runs TA-55? Also, why would you need two partners to do the science?

Anonymous said...

Bama and Shell oil

Anonymous said...

Pyong Yang Institute and Tehran Research Center wiil team with the Lop Nor Test Area, The Kuchatov Institute and the IAF for the winning proposal.

NNSA will be delighted with the broad, deep experienced pool with perfect knowledge of the latest US weapons.

Anonymous said...

"Pyong Yang Institute and Tehran Research Center wiil team with the Lop Nor Test Area, The Kuchatov Institute and the IAF for the winning proposal.

NNSA will be delighted with the broad, deep experienced pool with perfect knowledge of the latest US weapons."

The town and state will be perfectly happy with this as long as the keep the LANL for profit so they can get the tax money. Ca-Ching!!!

Anonymous said...

NNSA will be delighted with the broad, deep experienced pool with perfect knowledge of the latest US weapons.

August 31, 2017 at 8:57 PM

Knowledge and experience of nuclear weapons is an optional job requirement in the NNSA RFP. Take a hard look at who got hired at Sandia. Sandia's new Nuclear Deterrence Associate Lab Director and Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons (Girrens) has no experience with nukes. Girrens pales in comparison to Steve Rottler, in fact, there is no comparison.

Anonymous said...

When NNSA makes a decision, we all usually lose.

Anonymous said...

If I was a potential bidder looking at LANL, I would be very careful who I selected to join my bid. Lots of baggage with current PAD, AD, Division Leaders. When those responsible for leading bring us to where we find ourselves today at LANL, you simply can't reorganize with the same people in charge and expect different results.

An analysis of the problems at LANL over the last 10 plus years will show the same leadership involved again and again. What message are you sending the employees when leaders with problems are left in place or moved around but not demoted after repeat problems. Or those that are charged with delivering services that remain in disarray for years.

There are some good leaders at LANL and a large number of bad leaders. For a new contract start to be successful, it will be important to distinguish the difference. Any serious bid for LANL must include an infusion of good leaders from elsewhere. To continue with current people with a new organization and plan will certainly fail.

I could name names, but we all know who they are and why they have not been removed. Any potential bidders should do their homework and be very very careful.


scooby said...

😀😀😀

Anonymous said...

Battelle found out that just because they run several OS labs for DoE that doesn't mean squat to NNSA. Look at how the SNL bid turned out and then it is apparent that NNSA doesn't think much of Battelle. Furthermore, the security contract at Y-12 used to be a Battelle project as a part of ORNL M&O, until that little episode with the nun a few years back. All in all, things look pretty grim for Battelle making headway with NNSA.

Anonymous said...


Battelle found out that just because they run several OS labs for DoE that doesn't mean squat to NNSA. Look at how the SNL bid turned out and then it is apparent that NNSA doesn't think much of Battelle. Furthermore, the security contract at Y-12 used to be a Battelle project as a part of ORNL M&O, until that little episode with the nun a few years back. All in all, things look pretty grim for Battelle making headway with NNSA.

September 11, 2017 at 4:55 AM



Battelle not only lost out on the Sandia competition, but they also were ranked so poorly by NNSA that they had no grounds for protest. They may know their way around the science side, but the weapons part of DoE has no use for them.

Anonymous said...

September 11, 2017 at 8:38 AM


After looking into your claim a bit, it rings true that NNSA indeed did hand Battelle its fanny on a platter in the SNL compete. Not looking promising for them in future weapons contracts.

Anonymous said...

Battelle and Honeywell team would easily win in this bidder pool.... No Boeing, Lockheed, or Northrup to be seen.

Anonymous said...

September 13, 2017 at 10:11 PM

Honeywell just won parts of the last 3 NNSA competitions and is a smart company. They would be desperate if they wanted to partner with Battelle for NNSA contract, after NNSA has rated Battelle as a poor past performance contractor in the recent competition. Some of the posts on this blog display an astounding level of ignorance of just how a contract competition works.

Anonymous said...

Honeywell just won parts of the last 3 NNSA competitions and is a smart company. They would be desperate if they wanted to partner with Battelle for NNSA contract, after NNSA has rated Battelle as a poor past performance contractor in the recent competition. Some of the posts on this blog display an astounding level of ignorance of just how a contract competition works.

September 14, 2017 at 8:09 AM

The DOE does not work on this magic merit system you have in your head. They like to spread the money around. Even if a site is well managed, they will uproot the team and put the M&O out for bid. They like fewer players, not more. All of the things you think of in a commercial competition are minor parts of a government contracting process.

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