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In December 2016, NNSA awarded National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) the Management and Operation of Sandia National Laboratory.

Sandia Technical Partners, LLC (STP), a New Mexico-based joint venture, is an integrated small business partner to NTESS and was formed to enhance small business participation in the contract. STP member entities include; Sigma Science Inc., Los Alamos Technical Associates, Strategic Management Solutions LLC, and Innovative Technology Partnership LLC.

STP scope elements include, but are not limited to:

Management, technical, and other SNL mission and programmatic work such as:

  • Environmental, scientific and engineering support (including programmatic and capital projects)
  • Facility maintenance and operations
  • Secure transportation
  • Safeguards and security
  • Nuclear and operational safety
  • Used fuel cycle/nuclear material disposition programs
  • Project management
  • Project controls
  • Strategic partnership programs and initiatives
  • Management assessments and reviews


The M&O contract is worth $2.6 billion per year over a decade, including all options.

Nuclear Professional Services 8(a) Sole Source Contract

On August 18, 2015, SSI was awarded a $4 million, 8(a) sole source contract by Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) to provide Nuclear Professional Services. Under this contract, SSI provides task-based support for the preparation and review of analyses/engineering evaluations/studies, and the development/assessment of programs using individual task orders assigned by SNL. This contract is for SNL-wide technical services including Radiological and Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear and Non-nuclear Facility Operation, Systems Engineering, and Safety and Risk Analysis.

Safety Basis Support

On May 14, 2015, SSI was awarded a $925,000 safety basis support contract to provide technical services to the Nuclear and Industrial Facilities Safety Basis Department in support of SNL-wide safety basis activities. Support includes nuclear facility safety basis support, industrial facility safety basis support, primary hazards screening support, readiness review and conduct of operations support, safety basis program support, and Explosives testing.

Sandia TA-V Nuclear Professional Services

On November 5, 2012, SSI was awarded a $3.5 million sub-contract to provide nuclear technical services and engineering support to the Technical Area Five (TA-V) Nuclear Facility Operations and Applied Nuclear Test Group at SNL. The breadth of this support includes: nuclear safety documentation and analysis, nuclear materials management, nuclear design and engineering, nuclear operations and maintenance, training and qualification, nuclear quality assurance, performance assurance, and administrative support.