Abandoned Mines Cleanup: Contracting With EPA
Opportunities for Cleaning up Abandoned Uranium Mines on or near Navajo Nation
This page lists contract opportunities with EPA and resources for abandoned uranium mine (AUM) cleanup work on Navajo Nation.
Response Assessment and Evaluation Services Contract II
A Request For Proposals for the second Response, Assessment and Evaluation Services contract (RAES II) was issued on November 8, 2021. EPA seeks firms with expertise in environmental assessment, experience working on uranium mines, and the ability to work productively with tribes and communities. EPA anticipates awarding this second contract in fall 2022. View the News Release.
Abandoned Mine Response and Construction Services Contract
The Abandoned Mine Response and Construction Services (AMRCS) contracts was awarded February 11, 2021 for cleanup efforts at more than 50 abandoned uranium mine sites in and around the Navajo Nation, for up to $220 million over the next five years. View the News Release.
Response Assessment and Evaluation Services Contract
The Response, Assessment and Evaluation Services (RAES) contract was awarded on October 11, 2017, and the scope of work includes site assessment of the abandoned uranium mines. View the News Release.
Cove Road Construction Contract
EPA Region 9 awarded Navajo-owned Clawson Excavating Inc. a contract worth $918,911 to improve a local access road on the Navajo Nation, paving the way for critical abandoned uranium mine cleanups. Clawson Excavating Inc. will construct improvements to an unmaintained access road in rural Cove, Ariz. Clawson Excavating Inc., a small, Navajo-woman-owned business, will have seven employees working on this contract performing 100% of the work. View the News Release.