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UC And UT Confirm Submitting Proposals For LANL Management Contract

on December 14, 2017 - 4:21pm

Staff Report

The University of California and the University of Texas have both confirmed that they submitted bids to the National Nuclear Security Administration before Monday’s deadline to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory beginning Oct. 1, 2018. A NNSA spokesman declined to release the names of other entities that submitted proposals.

Stephanie Beechem, a spokesperson for the UC Office of the President said today that UC has submitted a proposal as evidence of its ongoing commitment to the stewardship of “this great scientific and technological enterprise and its national security mission.”

“We aren’t confirming or discussing any of our bid partners at this time,” Beechem said.

UT also has confirmed submitting a proposal.

“If UT System wins the honor of serving, we believe that the system’s renowned centers of academic excellence and our long legacy of service to our nation will serve the Lab and its community well. We will work to be a trusted steward and a richly productive partner to the Lab’s dedicated world-class workforce, the New Mexico economic and community landscape, and to the wider scientific communities these entities serve,” spokesperson Karen Adler said this morning.