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Strategic Petroleum Reserve

FFPO is a Management and Operating contractor to DOE.  As such, all financial responsibilities arising from the performance of our prime contract are reimbursed to FFPO from the United States Treasury and are governed by DEAR 970.5244-1 and the Anti-Deficiency Act.  Both of these statutes prohibit FFPO from agreeing to indemnify third parties.  Also, please note the following FAR provisions regarding the validity of indemnification provisions related to software agreements: 


The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued an interim rule stating that any indemnification clause that is included in an End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS) or similar agreement that contains an open-ended indemnity requirement is unenforceable against the Government and any Government authorized end users, such as FFPO, because such agreements violate the Anti-Deficiency Act. Accordingly, FFPO must flow down clause FAR 52.232-39 in all pertinent purchases of this nature, even those that have a zero dollar value.

This rule also applies to situations involving an “I agree” click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., “click-wrap” or “browse-wrap” agreements) and neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user, including FFPO, shall be deemed to have agreed to such an indemnification clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. Any such indemnification clauses included in these agreements shall be deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement.



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Dear Potential Subcontractor:

Thank you for your inquiry about becoming a supplier to Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations (FFPO). We procure a wide range of products, commodities and services in support of the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve project and are happy to assist you in identifying the FFPO Procurement personnel that are most likely to have a need for the products and/or services that your company has to offer. Please keep in mind that all of our procurements are made in the competitive marketplace, with the exception of special circumstances that may require otherwise.

In order for us to assist you in becoming a viable subcontractor we ask the following:

1. Complete the on-line Potential Subcontractor Profile Questionnaire in its entirety. In completing the "CAPABILITIES" block, please be as specific as possible in your description of the products and/or services that your company has to offer. Use standard industry accepted definitions and do not use broad terms such as "plastics," "manufacturing," "computer products," etc. Also, please refrain from annotating "see attached" in lieu of entering the specific information requested.

2) If completing in hardcopy, return a copy of this form to the following address:

Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations
Attn: Diversity Subcontracting Program Administrator,
Mail Stop EF-42
850 South Clearview Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70123-3439

It is recommended that you keep a completed copy of this form in your files to assist in any future correspondence or discussions with the FFPO Procurement organization.

3) Include, as an attachment, a copy of your company brochure, line card, or other material which will help us to understand your product and/or service capabilities. Please do not send bulky catalogs.

When your profile questionnaire is received, it will be carefully reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate Procurement personnel. A copy will also be retained in a centralized file of potential subcontractors.

Please understand that submission of a profile questionnaire does not automatically place your company on a "bidders list," nor does it constitute approval of your firm as a FFPO supplier.

Thank you for your interest and for introducing your company to Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations


On April 1, 2014 Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations (FFPO) assumed responsibility as the Prime Contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Project. The SPR is an emergency supply of crude oil stored in huge underground salt caverns along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana and Texas. Storing oil in salt caverns was chosen after evaluating options ranging from surface tanks to depleted oil reservoirs to artificially created lagoons and buried rubber bags. Several characteristics combined to make rock salt most attractive for cavern construction and long-term petroleum storage. It is impervious to oil and gas, it has a strength comparable to concrete under the weight of overlying rock, and it acts like plastic to seal any fractures and prevent leakage. Authorized by Congress in 1975, the SPR is today the nation's energy "insurance policy," the largest stockpile of crude oil in the world.

In its capacity as the Management and Operations (M & O) contractor, FFPO is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of SPR sites as well as the New Orleans Project Management office. Primary emphasis is placed on conducting all operations in an environmentally safe and responsible manner. This insures that the diverse populations of fish and wildlife living in the environmentally sensitive swamps, estuaries, harbors and other wetlands adjacent to the SPR sites are unaffected by the activities undertaken by FFPO in managing the SPR.

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In the event of a national energy emergency, the SPR may be called upon to "drawdown" its vast crude oil supplies. When this occurs, the response must be immediate, safe and certain. Large quantities must be made available to markets quickly and efficiently. For this to happen all elements of the SPR drawdown and distribution system - pumps, motors, pipelines, terminal facilities, ships and barges - must mesh.

Pipelines link the SPR sites to commercial distribution points. This pipeline system ensures that, when required, SPR oil can be transported cheaply and quickly to major refining centers anywhere in the United States.

In Texas: Bryan Mound and Big Hill

In Louisiana: West Hackberry and Bayou Choctaw

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In accomplishing its mission as the M & O Contractor for the SPR, FFPO is responsible for the acquisition of a wide range of commodities, equipment and services which are utilized at each of the above sites and the New Orleans Project Management office. A representative, but not all inclusive, list of the types of supplies, equipment and services procured by FFPO includes the following:

ADP Equipment and Supplies
ADP Services
Pipe and Fittings
Security Services
Medical Services
Engineering Services
Non-destructive Testing
Janitorial Services
Calibration Services
Pumps and Motors
Electronic Equipment
Refuse Collection
Legal Services

Services Telecomm
Telecomm Services
Transportation Services
Valves and Actuators
Workover Services
Casing Maintenance Services
Corrosion Control Services
Off-Site Equipment Repairs
Road & Grounds Maintenance
Heavy Equipment Rental
Electrical Supplies & Equipment
Aerial Overflight Services
Environmental Services

Equipment Chemicals
Fuel Oil and Lubricants
Building Supplies
Wire and Cable
Safety Equipment & Supplies
Fabrication Services
Machining Services
Temporary Labor Services
Auditing/Assessment Services
Diving Services
Pipeline Pigging
Painting Services
Surveying Services

FFPO Procurement places significant emphasis on maximizing subcontracting opportunities with small, small disadvantaged, small woman owned, HUBZone, and service disabled veteran owned small business concerns in both the local and national marketplace. This emphasis, although the primary responsibility of the FFPO Procurement organization, is shared by all functional areas of FFPO involved in the acquisition process. The corporate commitment to FFPO's Diversity Subcontracting Program emanates from the FFPO Project Manager and is supported by all members of FFPO senior management.

Acquisitions undertaken by FFPO are, to the maximum extent practicable, handled via a competitive bidding process with the resultant subcontract being awarded to the low/technically acceptable offeror offering the best value to the government. All FFPO Procurement personnel are required to comply with a stringent code of professional ethics and conduct, and all current and potential suppliers are expected to do the same.

FFPO Procurement has a competent staff of Buyers and Subcontract Administrators located in the New Orleans and at many of the SPR sites that handle all dollars committed by FFPO on behalf of the DOE. All Buyers and Subcontract Administrators, regardless of their physical location, are required to comply with the DOE approved "FFPO Procurement Procedures Manual" to ensure that all acquisitions are conducted in accordance with the spirit of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR).

If you are a potential supplier to FFPO, or a current supplier seeking to expand your business opportunities with the SPR, you are encouraged to contact the FFPO Diversity Subcontracting Program Administrator at the address listed below. This individual will assist you by insuring that your company is placed on the appropriate bidders and/or mailing lists, explaining the FFPO acquisition process and is also available to explain any subcontract terms and conditions that are unique to the SPR environment. He/she will take whatever steps necessary to afford your firm the maximum exposure to the FFPO acquisition process. This individual should be your primary initial point of contact with FFPO and, if necessary, will refer you to other FFPO Procurement personnel that can facilitate your inclusion in our procurement activities.

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Janet Rodriguez
Diversity Subcontracting Program Administrator
Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations
Mail Stop EF-42
850 South Clearview Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70123-3439
Phone Number: (504) 734-4256
FAX Number (504) 734-4502 or E-FAX Number (504) 818-5256


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A) HUBZone Small Business Concern: A "HUBZone Small Business Concern," is a concern that appears on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration. You must be registered in the System For Award Management (SAM).

B) Small Business Concern: A small business as defined pursuant to section 3 of the Small Business Act and relevant regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

C) Small Disadvantaged Business Concern: A "Small Disadvantaged Business Concern," is defined as a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The small business concern represents that, as part of its offer, that it meets the definition of a small disadvantaged business concern in 13 CFR 124.1002. You must be registered in the System For Award Management (SAM).

D) Woman-owned Small Business Concern: "Woman Owned Small Business Concern," is a concern owned and controlled by women. The small business concern represents:

(1) That it is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women, or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and

(2) That management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

E) Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern: A "Veteran Owned Small Business Concern" means a small business concern--

(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and

(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans.

F) Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern: A "Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern"--

(1) Means a small business concern--

(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and

(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a veteran with a permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such a veteran.

(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).

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Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC

Procurement Director:
Brian Roberts (504) 734-4728


LE2 Procurement Director:

Jorge Perez (504) 7344355

Diversity Subcontracting Program Administrator:
Rodriguez, J. (Janet) (504) 734-4256

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Procurement Supplies, Services, & Construction

Procurement Manager:

Ruth Hollingsworth (504) 734-4354

Subcontracts Manager:
Mark Hillman (504) 734-4135

Purchasing Supervisor:
Angela (Angie) Keller (504) 734-4342


Buyer/Subcontract Administrator:

Bottomley, W. (Bill) (504) 734-4304

Haines, S. (Steve) (504) 734-4156

Caldarera, L. (Lori) (504) 734-4136

Fisher, N. (Neil) (504) 734-4806

Landreneau, M. (Meredith) (504) 734-4616

Umana, K. (Kristal) (504) 734-4018

Burton, N. (Neal) (504) 734-4229

Sharlow, S. (Susan) (504) 734-4634

Sclafani, S. (Scott) (504) 734-4150

Morris, L. (Leslie) (504) 734-4786

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Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC

Site Buyers

Bayou Choctaw SPR Site
60825-B Hwy 1148
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Riley, J. (Jon) (225) 692- 6296

Big Hill SPR Site
24784 Big Hill Road
Winnie, TX 77665
Rutherford, C. S. (Steve) (409) 981-8247

West Hackberry SPR Site
1450 Black Lake Road
Hackberry, LA 70645
Nugent, K. (Keith) (337) 558-3223

Bryan Mound SPR Site
County Road 242A
Freeport, TX 77541
Gomez, J. (Joe) (979) 230-2226


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