Qualified Construction/Demolition Subcontractors
This process is applicable to firms seeking to perform work as a Prime Construction/Demolition Subcontractor to the Company. It is not applicable to lower-tier Subcontractors.
Organizations interested in being invited, added, or maintained on the Company’s list of Qualified Construction/Demolition Subcontractors will first need to contact and work with firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions on proceeding. The following information is strongly recommended to have ready to present as needed:
1. Transmittal letter which includes the following:
a. Company Name
b. Company Address
c. Point of contact (POC)
d. POC’s Phone Number
e. POC’s Fax Number
f. POC’s E-mail Address
g. Current business size (Big or Small) and any socioeconomic considerations (disadvantaged, woman-owned, etc.)
h. Identify all of the specialty areas for which you wish to be considered:
- General Contractor
- Fire Protection
- Glass & Glazing
- Flooring Installation
- Hoisting & Rigging
2. Current State of Tennessee Contractor’s license. The license must be in the name of the firm wanting to be on the list, not in the name of an individual, parent company, or subsidiary.
3. Health and Safety Program that meets the requirements of OSHA. According to OSHA, an effective Safety and Health Program includes four main elements. Those elements are management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training.
Subcontractors shall submit for approval their Safety and Health Program that addresses the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Elements of Construction S&H Program (06/28/18). As of January 2018, the minimum safety and health elements for the S&H program differ based on industry type. See Elements of Construction S&H Program: Section 8.1 for Safety & Health Training Requirements. See OSHA Safety and Health Program Recommended Practices for additional assistance. Work performed at the DOE site will be performed in accordance with 10 CFR 851.
Subcontractors must have a satisfactory performance record with no recent seriously deficient contract performance. Past failure to perform acceptably is strong evidence of non-responsibility. Failure to meet quality requirements is a significant factor in determining satisfactory performance. The Company may determine a subcontractor not qualified if the subcontractor has failed under previous contracts to meet quality standards, complete work on schedule, or otherwise failed to act responsibly or to meet or comply with other contractual obligations.
4. Price Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA). Please identify if you meet the PAAA clause requirements. If you do not meet the PAAA requirements currently but are working to meet the requirements, please provide an anticipated date that compliance will be achieved. Indicate if you meet/will meet the PAAA requirements in the area of Construction, Demolition, or both.
The PAAA clause may be invoked for work involving radioactivity. Your firm will not be penalized if you do not meet the PAAA requirements. We simply will not include your firm in Solicitations for procurements that include PAAA requirements.
The PAAA clause is located on our Special Articles and Forms page, and the documents are listed in alphabetical order. Additionally, the same web page (Special Articles and Forms) provides links pertaining to the ORNL Quality Assurance Program and the Radiological Protection Program.
If you do not respond to this item, it will be interpreted to mean that you do not currently meet the PAAA requirements and do not plan to pursue compliance with the requirements.
5. For informational purposes only, submit a certificate from your workman’s compensation insurance carrier stating your current Experience Modification Rating (EMR).
Organizations interested in being invited, added, or maintained on the Company’s list of Qualified Construction/Demolition Subcontractors will first need to contact and work with email@example.com for further instructions on proceeding.
Under normal circumstances, it is recommended that you allow at least 90 days for review of your submittal. Periods of high volume may require a longer review time. Submittals are reviewed in the order in which they are received.