Congressman Cleaver Announces NNSA Contract Renewal

Jul 10, 2015
Press Release
New Contract Protects 2,500 Jobs in Missouri’s Fifth District

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is pleased to announce that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has chosen Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T), led by President Chris Gentile, to continue as the management and operating contractor for the National Security Campus (NSC) in Kansas City, MO.

“This is great news and a win-win for our local economy,” stated Congressman Cleaver. “Honeywell FM&T already employs 2,500 people with high-skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs, and this news will ensure that these jobs stay right here in Missouri’s Fifth District. Today’s announcement emphasizes the government’s focus on modernization, innovation, cost savings, infrastructure investment, and environmental efficiency."

This notification is a culmination of over a decade of work by the area Congressional delegation, led in 2006 by then-Senator Kit Bond and Congressman Cleaver to keep these vital federal employees in Missouri's Fifth District.  In FY09, Congressman Cleaver secured nearly $1M in federal funding to begin the process of transferring the NNSA operation from the outdated Bannister Federal Complex to a new $687M facility in South Kansas City.  Congressman Cleaver was joined at the ground breaking in 2008 by Senator Bond, Congressman Ike Skelton, and Congressman Sam Graves.  Cleaver has visited with NNSA and Honeywell employees regularly over the past few years to ensure a smooth transition to the new facility.  Honeywell oversaw and completed the extensive move in 2014 to its current National Security Campus, a move that saved millions in operating costs and reduced energy consumption by up to fifty percent.

Honeywell FM&T has a long history of top-quality execution in the national security industry and the NNSA is confident in their success going forward. Honeywell's current contract expires September 30, 2015 and the NNSA decided last fall to conduct a full and open competition for a 5-year contract with options for up to 5 additional years.  The $900M annual contract will ensure a decade of stability for our region's workforce, while saving $120M over the life of the contract, and increase small business utilization by 25%.  Honeywell has continually satisfied all critical management and quality assurance requirements that NNSA necessitates to ensure the continued success of the NSC.

The NSC in Kansas City, Missouri, maintains a facility on 177 acres, leased for the NNSA by the General Services Administration (GSA). It provides support to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Stockpile Stewardship Program, focusing on the production and procurement of non-nuclear components and hardware for nuclear weapons.

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Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here.

For more information please contact John Jones – john.h.jones@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-4535.

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