The Los Alamos National Laboratory received a final score of 89 percent on its annual performance evaluation from the National Nuclear Security Administration, according to documents released Friday.
But in a memo to employees, lab Director Charlie McMillan said LANL did not receive an additional year on a possible contract extension.
“Under the Prime Contract, if the lab meets certain performance standards the government may choose to award an additional year to the LANS contract. As of last year, we had earned five consecutive award terms,” McMillan wrote.
“This year, we did not meet NNSA’s criteria for award term. Under the new Performance Evaluation Plan adopted for sites across the NNSA for FY 2013, sites were required to score “Very Good” or higher on each of five performance objectives (in previous years, 4 out of 5 were required).”
The lab’s contract currently runs through FY 18.
“Award term and fee are only two measures of our success,” McMillan wrote. “I have always maintained that if we do the right thing for our government partners and the nation, fee will take care of itself.