Savannah River Mission Completion
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
AIKEN, S.C. (April 27, 2023) – The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) has recognized two standout individuals for procurement and cost-saving achievements at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for assisting with saving the government a combined total of more than $2.4 million.
Supply Chain Compliance and Systems Manager Gregory “Gregg” Sunshein from SRS liquid waste contractor Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) and Chris Derosia, Lead Supply Chain Management Specialist from the site’s management and operations contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), have been recognized as Sourcing Most Valuable Players (MVPs) by EM’s Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC).
The SCMC Strategic Sourcing MVP award was established to recognize outstanding performance by procurement and sourcing professionals who provide cost savings and added value to DOE-EM. SCMC works with various prime contractors by offering purchasing agreements and bidding tools to help streamline processes and achieve procurement savings.
Sunshein was named MVP due to his achievements in 2022, including holding an e-sourcing event for a multimillion-dollar construction contract, which resulted in over $2 million in savings; achieving a 36 percent small business utilization spend, despite barriers within the industry; and transitioning 69 contracts associated with the Salt Waste Processing Facility to SRMC within five months to ensure there were no project stops or issues.
SRMC places a high importance on being a good steward of taxpayer dollars, according to SRMC Chief Administrative Officer Mark Barth.
“A key aspect of advancing the liquid waste mission is doing so in the most cost-effective way possible,” Barth said. “Employees who are knowledgeable in government contracting and employ strategies that maximize value while emphasizing small business, like Gregg, are essential to our mission and the DOE complex. I congratulate him on this prestigious award.”
SRNS’ Derosia was credited with achieving over $400,000 in savings and organizing four sourcing events in fiscal year 2022. With his awarded and managed subcontracts, he led savings in areas including bottled water (66%), poly sheets and smear cloths (34%), containment sleeves (24%), and plumbing (26%). He used both SRNS procurement tools and SCMC sourcing tools.
Derosia not only delivers results, but goes above and beyond in his procurement duties, according to SRNS Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Material Planning Pam Boyd.
“Chris exhibits the traits associated with an exceptional work ethic. He assists co-workers, showing initiative, a positive attitude, civic duty, and many other admirable and sought-after attributes,” Boyd said. “But what may be most impressive is the fact he has been employed by SRNS for less than 3 years and faced the challenge of learning his new job responsibilities while at home when COVID-19 first hit the Site. He definitively deserves this Complex-wide award.”
The SCMC will present the awards to Sourcing MVPs across the EM complex at an event this spring.
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a Fluor-led company with Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site located near Aiken, South Carolina.
In the photo on the left, Gregory Sunshein (left), Savannah River Mission Completion Supply Chain Compliance and Systems Manager, receives the 2022 Sourcing Most Valuable Player award from Scott Bissen, Senior Director of the Supply Chain Management Center. In the photo on the right, Chris Derosia (left), Lead Supply Chain Management Specialist for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, also received the 2022 Sourcing Most Valuable Player award from Bissen.