Chronicle of Higher Education 12-04-06

Chronicle of Higher Education
Competition: Energy Department Picks Iowa State U. to Run Ames Lab
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a new $150-million, five-year
contract to Iowa State University to manage and operate the Ames Laboratory,
a national laboratory located on the Iowa State campus. According to a news
release issued today by the department, the contract commits the university to
take a series of steps to meet the agency’s goals. But even though the
department put out the contract for competitive bidding, it ended up with little
choice, as Iowa State, which has run the lab for its entire 59-year history, was the
sole bidder.