Construction of Energetic Waste Incinerator and Contaminated Waste Processor (EWI/CWP)

Subject: Construction of Energetic Waste Incinerator and Contaminated Waste Processor (EWI/CWP)
Solicitation Number: W91236-20-R-4000
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 236210
Notice Published: 02-25-21
Response Due: 03-21-21

Agency: Department of the Army
Contact: Philip Mathews This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (757) 201-7292
Office Address: NORFOLK, VA 23510-1096
Place of Performance: Radford, VA

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02/25/2021 Amendment 0004 is issued to provide site visit information. Only those offerors notified to be included in Phase II are allowed to attend the site visit. See SF30 for further details. 02/03/2021 Amendment 0003 is issued to open Phase Two. Only those offerors notified directly by the Government to be included in the Phase Two are requested to provide Phase Two proposal. See SF30 for further details. 10/19/2020 Amendment 0002 is issued to provide the following: 1. Revise Section 5.3.1 Submission Requirements; 2. Incorporate the ProNet inquiries and answers into the solicitation. Refer to the SF30 amendment provided herein for further details. 10/08/2020 Amendemnt 0001 is issued to provide Phase One Project Industry Day information. The Industry day will be conducted virtually, please see attached amendment for dial in information and further details. The slides that will be used are also provided with Amendment 0001 Construction of a new Energetic Waste Incinerator/ Contaminated Waste Processor (EWI/CWP) at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) in Radford, Virginia. RFAAP is a Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GOCO) energetic materials manufacturing facility located in Radford, Virginia, established in 1941. RFAAP is the only producer of nitrocellulose (NC) in the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB), and the only domestic source of NC propellant used in the manufacture of ammunition and missiles. The manufacturing processes from production of NC propellants for small, medium, large caliber and MK90 ammunition generates multiple types of energetic waste that need to be treated on-site. The construction of the new EWI/CWP will replace the current aged EWI facilities, relocate the waste treatment and decontamination activities into one centralized facility, and reduce/eliminate open burning conducted at RFAAP. The new EWI/CWP will treat at a minimum, 95 percent of all hazardous energetic waste streams from RFAAP, in an efficient, emission controlled thermal treatment facility that is compliant with the plant operating permits and Army policy. The Assistant Secretary of the Army issued a Memorandum for Open Burning (OB) of Certain Waste Material dated 26 November 2019. The memo provides Army policy concerning the use of OB and requires that a new contained technology should be in place and operational no later than 01 October 2026. The construction of the new EWI/CWP facility addressed by this plan will meet this requirement. The new EWI/CWP will be able to process Energetic Waste classified as 1.1 explosives on-site. The EWI/CWP will process all of the production wastes and a minimum of 95 percent of wastes currently treated at the open-burning grounds (OBG). There are two types of wastes, Energetic Waste (EW) and Energetic Contaminated Waste (ECW). EW generated at RFAAP comes from multiple sources, such as process waste (shavings), rejected material, pit waste, and other direct process sources. EW typically meets one of several hazardous waste classifications under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Currently, all EW generated at the RFAAP is either destroyed in one of two Energetic Waste Incinerators (EWIs) or at the open-burning grounds (OBG). Both of these facilities are permitted under the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hazardous waste program. ECW is generated from material handling sources, such as pallets, filters, hoses, pipes, gloves, etc., that are slightly contaminated with energetics, but are not classified as a RCRA hazardous waste. ECW can be either combustible solid waste (fiber drums, plastic drums, and plastic bags) or non-combustible contaminated metals. The EWI/CWP major systems include the Grinder for EW (nitrocellulose), a Contaminated Waste Feed System for combustible ECW, two Rotary Kiln Incinerators for EW and ECW (slurry and solids) with Air Pollution Control systems, a Contained Burn Chamber for non-grindable EW and combustible ECW, and a Car Bottom Decontamination Oven for non-combustible ECW (flue gas exhausts through an afterburner into one of the two Air Pollution Control systems). The major systems are supported by the operations control center, motor control center, and maintenance and storage.