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Question:

Could further design work increase the cost of the project?

Answer:

The design revisions recommended by the SSC Laboratory and
accepted by the Department make the project design much more
conservative and reduce the technical and operating risks. The
project cost estimate currently being developed includes a
contingency/allowance which is estimated to be between 15 and 20
percent, which is based on a risk analysis of technical, cost
and schedule aspects of the various project elements in the
revised conceptual design. We do not anticipate significant
cost increases as the design is refined.

Question:

Can you estimate how this might happen?

Answer:

It is believed that the site specific conceptual design is

conservative in meeting the design and performance objectives of
the SSC. Studies will confirm specific design choices and,
thus, narrow uncertainties in the overall design.

Question 6:

How are contracts and subcontracts let for the project?

Answer:

Most contracts for the design and construction of the SSC

project will be awarded by the SSC Laboratory, which is managed
and operated by Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA).
As a management and operating contractor of the Department of
Energy, URA is required to follow the "Federal norm" in awarding
its contracts. The Federal norm would require that subcontracts
issued by the Laboratory be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Answer:

The URA staff at the SSC Laboratory is responsible for contracting. The DOE staff at the Texas site office approves most subcontracts; the Secretary of Energy approves awards in excess of $25 million.

Question:

Who is responsible for monitoring contract performance?

Answer:

The URA staff at the SSC Laboratory is responsible for

monitoring contractor performance. DOE's Office of Superconducting Super Collider has responsibility for oversight of the Laboratory's contracting and monitoring functions.

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