Hanford contractors exceed small business goals

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Two Hanford contractors report they’ve exceeded their small business goals for the fiscal year.

CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. and Mission Support Alliance, both in Richland, are required to award contract dollars to small businesses when procuring goods and services to support cleanup at the Hanford site.

CH2M Hill awarded more than $151 million in contracts and purchases with $129 million, or 85 percent, going to small businesses supporting the company’s goal of placing more than 49 percent of all contract work with small businesses.

CH2M Hill said it has worked with hundreds of small businesses to secure a variety of services, including construction, drilling, professional support and materials.

Ojeda Business Ventures in West Richland and Stillwater LLC in Pasco are two of CH2M’s small business partners that helped treat more than 2.1 billion gallons of contaminated groundwater, removing more than 180,000 pounds of contaminants in fiscal year 2016.

Another small business partner, Intermech Inc. of Richland, supported the effort to move sludge away from the Columbia River by helping remove legacy equipment from a facility at the center of the site in preparation for storage of sludge.

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