Lab announces subcontracts worth $120 million

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By The Staff

A mentor-protégé contract inked last year between Los Alamos National Laboratory and a pueblo-owned construction and services company has blossomed into an even more substantial relationship.

“The subcontract to TSAY Construction and Services LLC, an enterprise of Ohkay Owingeh, has a value of $65 million over five years,” said lab Acquisition Services Management Division Leader Kevin Chalmers in the laboratory announcement. “This is the first time that a Northern New Mexico Native American firm has received an award this size from the Laboratory.”

The TSAY contract is one of four recently awarded contracts to small or disadvantaged businesses.

“I congratulate TSAY for winning this major contract,” said U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who is visiting Los Alamos today and will attend the contract signing. “This is a great investment in a New Mexico business, and I’m glad that Los Alamos National Laboratory was able to select a local company for this important work,” he said.

“I am very pleased with the success of our company at Los Alamos National Laboratory,” said Ohkay Owingeh Governor Earl Salazar about the TSAY contract. “We have strived for many years to build the capacity to be successful there.”

TSAY has grown from a handful of employees in the last decade to become a qualified contractor with contracts in New Mexico and Washington State.

“The four recently awarded contracts totaling more than $120 million are the first of several the Laboratory plans to award small businesses,” Chalmers said. “Our small-business office continues to actively seek qualified small businesses that can provide goods and services and contribute to the Laboratory's programmatic mission.”

Along with the TSAY contract, the laboratory also announced an additional $55.5 million in subcontracts to three other companies:

CNSI Inc., a small business with an office in the Los Alamos Research Park won an integrated communications system subcontract worth $32 million over three years with an option to extend for another two years. The solicitation was a small business set-aside. CNSI will provide labwide telecommunications site support services and administer lower-tier subcontract agreements with Verizon Federal Networks and several regional small businesses. Transition of operations to CNSI from the existing subcontractor, Qwest Government Services Inc., has begun.

TEAM Technologies Inc., a company certified by the Small Business Administration as an 8(a) small disadvantaged business, captured a $14.1 million contract. That agreement is for four years with an option to renew for three additional years based on performance. TEAM Technologies Inc. will provide electronic parts and components. The company is setting up an office in Los Alamos in Central Park Square inside the UPEX office to warehouse deliveries and provide local customer service.

Fiore Industries was awarded a $9.4 million subcontract for hardware and software information technology services over a potential five-year period. The company has set up an office in Los Alamos.