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Statement of Work Shield Block Transportation
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1. INTRODUCTION A global neutrino physics community is developing a leading-edge, dual-site experiment for neutrino science and proton decay studies, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, IL (the Near Site).
The facility required for this experiment, the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), will be the result of an internationally designed, coordinated and funded program, LBNF/DUNE-US. Once it is completed, it will comprise the world's highest-intensity neutrino beam, at Fermilab, and the infrastructure necessary to support massive, cryogenic detectors installed deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), 800 miles (1,300 km) downstream, in Lead, SD (the Far Site). The LBNF/DUNE-US Project is also responsible for the facilities to house the experiment's near detectors on the Fermilab site.
The LBNF/DUNE-US beamline will be built off Fermilab's existing Main Injector, extracting a proton beam from this source and using magnets to direct the proton beam toward the DUNE detectors. Once the beam direction is established, the protons will smash into a target creating secondary particles, most of which decay into neutrinos in the decay pipe and continue traveling in the same direction. An absorber will stop the leftover secondary particles, creating a very pure beam of neutrinos for the experiment.
More information may be found at https://lbnf.fnal.gov.
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA), authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of High Energy Physics, will plan, design, and construct the Near Site Conventional Facilities (NSCF) for LBNF/DUNE-US. The NSCF includes site improvements and above- and below-ground buildings and enclosures to house the primary and neutrino beamlines and DUNE Near Detector and supporting infrastructure.
An abundance of shielding steel is required to protect the environment and personnel from radiation produced by the operation of the facility. A portion of this shielding steel is in the form of 10-ton cast steel shield blocks produced by Energy Solutions, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Approximately 1,000 shield blocks are needed for the facility of which approximately 400 have already been obtained.
The purpose of this procurement is to engage a transportation company to transport shield blocks from Energy Solutions, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois. The intent of this procurement is to award a Subcontract for a base period with multiple option years. This SOW describes the necessary scope, deliverables, timeline, and other requirements.
2. SCOPE OF WORK The scope includes the transportation of shield blocks from Energy Solutions, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, in accordance with the requirements of Fermilab, Energy Solutions, and all federal, state, and local regulations.
Shield blocks shall be loaded, blocked, and braced in accordance with the Energy Solutions Loading, Blocking and Bracing Plan For Shield Block plan, Revision 0.
Fermilab will offload the shielding blocks at Fermilab.
Each load shall include two shield blocks.
Shield Blocks are produced from reclaimed steel and their availability is dependent on source material availability and Energy Solutions’ production schedule. Therefore, during periods when shield blocks are available, they are typically transported at the rate of two-to-four loads per week, with an annual load count of from 25 (50 shield blocks) to 100 (200 shield blocks).
Transit time expectation is 24 hours. Delivery to Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois will be accepted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM and 13:30 PM Central Standard Time. Preferred delivery day is Thursday however consideration for an alternate day may be made on a case-by-case basis. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license for FRA site access and weapons are not allowed on-site. To gain access to the Energy Solutions site, any visitor that is a foreign national is required to present a current TWIC Card, current FAST Card, current Employment VISA, or current Permanent Resident Card (green card) upon each visit.
7. ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH (ESH) At Fermilab, safety and environmental protection are of the highest importance. FRA’s policy is to protect the environment and the safety and health of all persons, including FRA employees, subcontractor employees, scientific visitors, and visiting members of the public, from accident or injury while they are present on the Fermilab site or other location managed by FRA. Nothing shall have a higher priority.
The Subcontractor shall follow their companies ESH requirements during the transport of materials to the Fermilab site. Once on site at Fermilab, drivers shall follow the standard rules of the road and observe all posted speed limits. Fermilab personnel will inform subcontractor personnel of any additional ESH expectations while on site.