Contract Opportunities Under Superfund
Subcontracting opportunities are available under several current Superfund contracts. The contracts fall into six basic categories:
- Removal Action
- Remedial Response
- Support Services
- Technical Enforcement Support
- Policy, Program Management, and Administrative Services
- Other Contract Venues
- Removal Action: Contracts to provide EPA regional offices with (1) technical and management assistance for the removal action program financed by the Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund, the corrective action program financed by the (Leaking) Underground Storage Tank (UST) Trust Fund, and the Oil Spill Prevention Program under the Clean Water Act and (2) cleanup personnel, equipment, and materials for the removal program and corrective actions financed by the (LUST)UST Trust Fund.
- Remedial Response: Contracts to provide EPA regional offices with technical assistance and resources for remedial investigation and feasibility studies; engineering services to design remedial actions; engineering evaluations and cost analyses for non-time critical removal actions, including issuing and managing subcontracts for construction of the selected remedy, and engineering services for construction oversight. Enforcement support is also provided with the oversight of the remedial investigations/feasibility studies, remedial designs, and remedial actions, and negotiation support; and other technical assistance, including community relations, sampling and analytical support, and pre-design investigations.
- Support Services: Contracts to provide special technical support services to EPA regional and Headquarters personnel. Contracts cover safety and technical training, demonstration of new or novel technology, laboratory analysis and sample control, quality assurance, aerial survey and mapping, and remote sensing.
- Technical Enforcement Support: Contracts to provide technical support to EPA Headquarters and regional personnel to enforce CERCLA and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
- Policy, Program Management, and Administrative Services: Headquarters contracts to support formulation of Superfund policy and implementation, as well as contracts for development and maintenance of automated data processing (ADP) systems and data handling services at Headquarters and the regional offices.
- Other Contract Venues: State leads, under Cooperative Agreements, in which the State performs work with its own resources, or by contracting for needed goods and services with private firms. Also, EPA, in a cooperative effort involving a broad spectrum of government and private parties, coordinates all actions in preventing and preparing for oils spills to improve the effectiveness of oil spill responses.