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The listing below shows potential procurement opportunities at the laboratory. The items listed are planned activities, and they may or may not be awarded. In addition, you may want to complete the registration process in the vendor portal.

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Service541330 - Engineering ServicesMFCTBD
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST HVAC DESIGN and/or DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT for IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY (INL) I. INTRODUCTION – Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), Management & Operating Contractor of Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is requesting an Expression of Interest (EOI) from prospective vendors (consultants, engineers, teams, consortiums, joint ventures, etc.) to provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and related support systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural - MEPS) design and/or design & construction services for various projects at INL. This expression of interest shall serve as a method of identifying qualified firms interested in providing HVAC design and/or design & construction support to INL. Participation in the activities described herein neither prequalifies nor disqualifies the prospective vendor for later design and/or design & construction work for INL. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued on a project-by-project basis, informed by responses from this EOI. II. PURPOSE – The purpose of this request for EOI includes identifying vendors interested in providing HVAC (including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural) design and/or design & construction at the INL. As determined by BEA, responders to this EOI may receive formal Request for Proposal(s) (RFPs) for individual projects. The RFP(s) will require detailed technical and price proposals for evaluation and ranking under a source selection process determined by BEA. III. BACKGROUND – The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected INL as the lead national laboratory for nuclear energy research. As part of the INL, the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) is the hub of the DOE nuclear energy test bed. The DOE objective for the nuclear energy test bed is to enable innovative nuclear energy technology to pass swiftly through the technology readiness levels and position this new technology for deployment into the commercial sector as a safe cost-competitive carbon-free energy source. In support of this objective several distinct projects at MFC are envisioned that require new utilization of existing space which, in turn, requires a revitalization of the corresponding support systems. MFC is located approximately 30 miles west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The scope(s) of work described herein would be included inside the MFC security boundary. Several of the potential facilities/spaces that present opportunities for expanding the nuclear test bed research space require redesign, modification, and/or reconfiguration of the existing HVAC systems or installation of a new HVAC system altogether. In order to support nuclear energy research these facilities will need to incorporate a number of fundamental principles for protecting the workers and the environment in a radiological environment. The HVAC systems will require installation of HEPA-filtered building ventilation with a full range of controls and the ability to accommodate radiological gloveboxes, radiological hoods, and large radiological equipment with hooded enclosures for research-specific equipment as well as the ability to accommodate future modifications or expansions of research equipment. These systems would require temperature control for both human comfort as well as equipment temperature controls, directional air flow control for maintaining contamination control, differential pressure controls for various rooms/spaces, interconnectivity with existing control systems, and/or BACnet compatible direct digital control (DDC) systems. In addition to the various facilities/spaces that are envisioned for potential new nuclear research capabilities there are a number of non-nuclear support buildings at MFC that may also require HVAC (MEPS) modifications due to the age of the buildings and the ever-increasing demand for office space, maintenance capabilities, etc. These buildings, while not as complicated, are envisioned to require upgrades or updates for aging equipment, increased demand, or repurposing of space. IV. GENERAL SERVICES NEEDED – The INL is seeking to identify design and/or design & construction services vendors to support HVAC design and/or design/construction work. There is an immediate need for general/nuclear HVAC redesign and/or modification capabilities for a number of projects. It is anticipated that there will be a continuing need for other MEPS design and/or design & construction services for future projects. Design for these types of systems will need to consider existing structures, existing and future system needs, outlet and inlet temperatures, system pressures, air-flow requirements, contamination control, power supplies, gas and water supplies, and controls systems. Design of robust systems that can accommodate subsequent modifications to support ever-changing research and technology capabilities is of high importance. All construction work at INL is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act and the INL Site Stabilization and Jurisdictional Agreements (available at; both of these agreements are enforced in accordance with agreements set forth between the Construction Trades, DOE, and BEA. V. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS – Interested firms are requested to provide expressions of interest (via email) to the undersigned by close of business January 30, 2019. Included must be sufficient written information confirming the responder’s qualifications that addresses each of the following: 1. Demonstrated design and/or design & construction experience for new systems or modifications to existing systems/facilities in DOE facilities to the appropriate DOE requirements (e.g., DOE-HDBK-1169-2003, DOE STD-1020, etc.). This should include a description of current capability/capacity related to design of new and/or modifications to existing HVAC (and MEPS) systems. 2. A statement to describe candidate’s Quality Program Plan with a discussion on how it is or could be “qualified” to meet NQA-1, 2009, requirements for engineering services. 3. Demonstrated development of specifications that clearly identify requirements for inspection and testing of installation/modifications 4. Demonstration of integrating constructability reviews into design before issuing Failure to provide the requisite submittals may result in the candidate being determined ineligible for receipt of a formal RFP. Again, it is the intent of this expression of interest to only solicit formal proposals (through the RFP process) from candidate firms who can and will provide all submittal requirements identified within this EOI and to those firms who, through the evaluation of provided submittals, indicate that they possess the resources and capabilities to successfully perform the required tasks. Please provide your expression of interest to the undersigned by close of business, January 30, 2019. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Elise Miller directly at (208) 526-2196 or email
Construction237130 - Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction CITRCTBD
Expression of Interest - Electric Grid Testing Capabilities Project (Raghorn OHL) 1. INTRODUCTION Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) Management & Operating Contractor of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) owned Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an Expression of Interest (EOI) from prospective offerors to design and construct the Electric Grid Testing Capabilities Project (AKA Raghorn OHL) on the INL Site. 2. PROCESS BEA is seeking qualified firms to compete for award of a design-build subcontract in support of the Raghorn OHL. As determined by BEA, a bidders list of qualified responders to this EOI may receive a request for proposal (RFP). Interested firms are advised that the release of the RFP is anticipated in the first quarter of calendar year 2019, with source selection immediately following receipt of proposals. Due to an environmental assessment (EA) that is being completed as part of this project, only the completion of the Advanced Preliminary Design has been authorized by DOE at this time. The award of Option 1, Final Design, and Option 2, Construction, is planned at the conclusion of the EA process, which is currently anticipated for June 2019. Based on these parameters, the proposal format will be as follows: 1. Base bid for completion of the Advanced Preliminary Design: This activity is defined as work on preliminary design of the required modifications to the Scoville and Critical Infrastructure Test Range Complex (CITRC) Substations, start the power pole design, and begin the design of the fiber optic cabling. 2. Option 1: completion of the Final Design; and, 3. Option 2: Construction. All construction work on the INL Site is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act and INL Site Stabilization and Jurisdiction Agreements. The INL agreements are available at; both of these agreements are enforced in accordance with agreements set forth with the Construction Trades, DOE, and BEA. 3. SUMMARY OF PROPOSED TRANSMISSION – LINE CONSTRUCTION The Raghorn OHL will significantly expand the area power systems available at INL to conduct utility scale testing. Specifically, this will enable INL Power Management to set up and perform transmission level tests without placing the power needs of facilities at increased risk of outage. The overhead line (OHL) addition will enable development and system scale testing of transmission system technologies for interoperability, operational performance, reliability, and resiliency at transmission scale. The system will allow for testing up to and including intentionally faulting equipment to observe system behaviors under disturbance. The equipment envisioned to support the power line construction includes, but is not limited to the following: • Approximately16.5 miles of single circuit, predominantly vertical construction, 138kV overhead line. The line will largely parallel the existing Scoville – CITRC – MFC 138kV line at an offset distance of approximately 125 feet, see Figure 1. The poles will primarily be composed of ductile iron, with wood or steel construction if necessary at transition locations. The conductor will be 397.5 ACSR Ibis. Provisions will be provided to allow for one underbuilt 15kV class circuit and two underbuilt communications circuits. • The 138kV bus at Scoville Substation will be extended to the north to allow for a new bay position. The new bay will contain the breaker for the production OHL. The new control equipment will be installed in the existing control building, CFA-681. • The 138kV yard at CITRC Substation will be expanded to the south to accommodate a new 138kV bay position. The new bay will contain the breaker for the production OHL and connections to an existing transformer. • A new communications backbone will be installed with the new transmission line. The system will include 288 fiber OPGW fiber optic cable, required junctions, and interface termination boxes installed at Scoville Substation, CITRC Substation, numerous testbeds located along the OHL, and at the MFC Substation. Figure 1 – Existing 138kV in white, Raghorn OHL in blue (contact Zach Bennett, for Figure 1) 4. SUBMITTAL Interested firms are requested to provide expressions of interest (via email to the undersigned by close-of-business on February 1, 2019. Included must be sufficient written information confirming the responder’s qualification that addresses each of the following criteria: • Financial and bonding capacity • Safety record (provided Experience Modification Rates and OSHA 300 logs / 300A Summaries for each of the previous three years) • Demonstrated experience and expertise with design and construction of similar OHLs and substation upgrades within the previous 5 years. • Demonstrated experience contracting with government agencies • Agreement to become signatory to the INL Site Stabilization Agreement • Capacity to effectively support design and construction of the Raghorn OHL beginning in summer 2019 • Initial identification of major risks/challenges/uncertainties envisioned with supporting design and construction of the Raghorn OHL • Brief written description of how your company will facilitate the design and construction aspects of this project including any teaming arrangements with subcontractors or design agencies Note that responses must be no more than 30 pages in length. Provision of a response to this EOI does not guarantee that your company will be included on the bidders list; BEA will determine which offerors will receive an RFP for the project. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Zach Bennett, Contract Specialist, at 208-526-0022 or via email at Technical questions must be submitted in writing via email.
Service541330 - Engineering ServicesATRTBD
Expression of Interest - Characterization System for use in a reactor canal I. SCOPE Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), Management & Operating Contractor of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is seeking an Expression of Interest (EOI) from prospective offerors to provide a geometric characterization system that will inspect fuel plates in a capsule. The characterization system will be developed and fabricated in the following stages: 1. Functional and Operational requirements and Conceptual Design 2. Final Design (including control and processing software) 3. Fabrication, Build, and Implementation The vendor will be expected to collaborate with the INL to understand the unique requirements, constraints and documentation processes within a nuclear facility. The vendor shall develop a characterization system that will have the following functionalities: • Plate Scanning – image a fuel foil cladded within an aluminum plate: o Through transmission imaging of the plate o Cladding thickness imaging of the front and back of the fuel plate o Fuel foil thickness imaging • Channel Gap Probe (CGP) o A measurement wand to be inserted between fuel plates that will provide a line profile of the channel gap width along the length of the plates o The channel gap probe will need to adapt to significantly diverse geometries of many fuel element types The following figures (contact George Wood, for the figures) are representative examples of the construction of a fuel plate and the geometries within capsules. Figure 1 gives the basic fuel design, figure 2 shows the plate geometry that will need to be imaged with the plate scanner. Figure 3 is a prior plate scanner that needs to be replaced. Figure 4 is an example of fuel plate within a capsule in which the measurement wand must be inserted between the plates in a number of locations. Figure 5 is another geometry top view example of a fuel capsule showing there may be obstructions to the measurement depending upon capsule design. Figure 6 is a prior Channel Gap system that measured the line profile throughout the plate length and needs to be replaced. Figure 1: Base Fuel Design. Figure 2: Plate frame for the flat plate scanner showing various fuel plate sizes that can be accommodated. Figure 3: The Photograph of the Flat Plate Scanner bench that needs to be replaced. Figure 4: Example of the fuel capsule design for Channel Gap measurement. Figure 5: Example of the fuel capsule design for Channel Gap measurement. Figure 6: Existing CGP that needs to be replaced. Effective use of these characterization systems will require the following: • Remote operation and maintenance, • Remote handling of plates and capsules and mounting them into testing platforms, • Submerged operation within a nuclear radiation field. The measurement systems should have the following nominal specifications: Channel Gap Probe • The device shall be capable of resolving channel gap measurements within the window of 0.056 inches to 0.114 inches. • The device shall be capable of measurements with a single shot accuracy of ±0.001 inches. • The device shall be capable of measurements that are repeatable within 0.001 inches on three successive single shot scans using the same undisturbed set-up. • The channel gap measurement shall capture the gap across a minimum 0.20 inch width. • The vendor will be required to closely collaborate with the INL and the following departments: Ultrasonic Systems team, ATR Operations, ATR Experimental Engineering • Submergible 30’ Plate Scanner • Submergible 30’ • Spatial resolution 40um X, 40um Y, 40um Z, +/-10 um • Debond measurement using Pitch-catch (throughput), resolution of 40um X, 40um Y, 40um Z, +/-10 um • Pulse echo for min-clad capable of detection 0.005in of cladding (output multi-tiff image for each gate) • Pulse echo thickness measurement capable of water path subtraction (accuracy +/- 0.0005in) II. RELEVANT CONSIDERATIONS In response to this EOI, interested parties shall submit a qualifications package demonstrating compliance to the following criteria: 1. Experience with metrology and nondestructive evaluation characterization systems especially ultrasonic methods, 2. Experience and expertise in the integration of remotely moving samples into testing platforms, 3. Describe what resources, both internal and external, that will be used to design and fabricate the characterization system. Priority will be given to vendors who have the internal resources to complete the work, 4. Describe your software development resources that can be applied to this application. Priority will be given to vendors that can co-locate software resources with the system integration location, 5. Describe in-house capabilities in the following areas: • Mechanical and electronic design, • Machining and fabrication, • Instrumentation and control, • Data acquisition and analysis software, • Single point of contact 6. A brief discourse on the proposers general course of action to accomplish this work including a task list, 7. Resources to meet quality requirements, 8. A rough order of magnitude “budgetary” price for delivery of such a system, 9. Capacity, personnel and infrastructure to support the project schedule. A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) is anticipated to be issued in February 2019. Successful demonstration and delivery of the system must be completed no later than 18 months following award of contract. 10. The vendor will be required to accept INL’s General Provisions. III. SUBMITTAL Interested firms shall submit a brief qualifications package (no more than 10 pages) via email to George Wood, Contract Specialist, by close-of business on January 25, 2019. The package must include sufficient written information to confirm the responder’s qualifications as a potential offeror. Only qualified offerors will receive the RFP for the Characterization System. Questions and/or comments regarding the EOI should be addressed to George Wood, Contract Specialist, at (208) 526- 7085 or email Please note that technical/scope related questions must be submitted in writing via email.
Material334210 - Telephone Apparatus ManufacturingREC$500,000-$1M
Add new phones for the INL's UCC phone system. This project will be accomplished in three phases. One in each fiscal year 2019, 2020, 2021.


What We Buy at Idaho National Laboratory

INL missions are very diverse, and as such, INL procures an equally diverse range of materials and services. Procurement categories include commodities, equipment, Information Technology, services and construction. INL procures products and services that meet required quality and delivery at the best value. As such, we seek suppliers who are reliable, cost-effective and safe. Examples within each area are listed below.

  1. Commodities: Office supplies, laboratory supplies, chemicals, industrial supplies, fasteners, tools, clothing, gasses and petroleum
  2. Construction: New facilities and system upgrades
  3. Equipment: Capital equipment, heavy equipment, instrumentation, engineered hardware, nuclear fuels and reactor spare parts
  4. Information Technologies: Workstations, specialty software, servers, services, software telecommunications services and equipment, equipment systems, and personal computers
  5. Services (technical services): Engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and landscaping); environmental support; environmental sampling, facility support; maintenance; and university research and development

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