In 2002. the Office of Environmental Management (EM) directed its field organization LO
ensure thar the structure of environmental remediation contracts emphasized he
completior~o f specific tasks. Many of these tasks were acknowledged to be a,,~ oressive
and technologically challenging. As part of this initiative, EM'S field activities at the
Hanford Washington site, the Richland Operations Office (Richland) and the Office of
River Protection (ORP), incorporated results-oriented work scopes in the~cro ntracts and
increased the potential fees that the contractors could earn for completing especially
challenging work. Richland, for example, accelerated work on at least ten majrjor projects.
It also increased the available fee pool of its contractor, Fluor Hanford, Inc., from
approximately $127 million to $180 million for Fiscal Years 2003 - 2006. ORP took
similar action by accelerating the schedule to cleanup waste tanks at the Hanford Site and
included $72 million in performance incentives in its contract with CH2M HILL Hanford
Group, Inc. (CH2M HILL) to accomplish this and other work.