Audit Report: Modular Office Facilities for Recovery Act Program Activities at the Hanford Site   [open pdf - 365KB]

"The Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (Richland) awarded a contract, effective October 1, 2008, to CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) to remediate select portions of the Hanford Site's Central Plateau. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Richland designated $1.3 billion of Recovery Act funding to the Plateau Remediation Contract to accelerate CHPRC's work scope from April 2009 through September 2011. Due to the influx of Recovery Act funding in 2009 and the accelerated schedule, CHPRC hired an additional 1,757 employees, including subcontractors. To provide office space for these temporary employees, CHPRC procured a total of 176 modular facilities consisting of 114 purchased and 62 leased facilities. Modular facilities ranged from single-wide to five-wide modular structures and included space designated for work stations, lunch areas, lockers, showers and conference rooms. These facilities were acquired at an approximate total cost of $29 million. This cost included the purchase price of structures, set up costs, and related costs such as constructing sidewalks, parking lots and lighting. The Office of Inspector General received an allegation that a number of the facilities CHPRC purchased with Recovery Act funds were either never used or were underutilized. Accordingly, we initiated this audit to determine if modular facilities purchased with Recovery Act funding were fully utilized for Recovery Act mission activities."

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Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OAS-RA-L-13-04
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United States. Department of Energy: http://energy.gov/
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