On April 18, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its plan to begin competing the management and operating (M&O) contract for the Brookhaven National Laboratory over the next 20 months.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates and located on Long Island, NY. Brookhaven Science Associates has run BNL since 1998. The current contract for BNL expires January 4, 2015.
Full and open competition is the default contracting position of the government. Competition allows for eliciting innovative approaches to managing government facilities, provides for opportunities to improve performance when improvement is needed, and allows for the incorporation of new contract provisions that enhance the Department and contractor relationship.