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Merrick-SMSI JV Team to Perform Project Planning and Engineering Services for Premier National Security Science Laboratory


The Merrick-Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI) Joint Venture was pre-selected as a small-business subcontractor to Triad National Security, LLC for support of planning, design, and engineering for capital construction and infrastructure improvements at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Triad team was recently selected for a ten-year management and operating (M&O) contract with an estimated value of $2.5 billion annually by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for LANL.

Transition to the new contract will begin in July 2018, with full contract execution starting in November 2018. As part of the Merrick-SMSI JV, Merrick is continuing a 33-year history of supplying engineering and design services at LANL. “It is an honor to be able to support LANL in their vision to protect our nation and promote world stability through science and technology,” says Merrick president, Christopher Sherry. Scott Gustafson, PE, Merrick vice president, nuclear services and technology said, “Merrick is excited to begin this new chapter in our long history of service to LANL and to the nation.”

SMSI is a small business focusing on technical and management consulting with 18 years of experience providing services to LANL. SMSI and Merrick have a long history of working together at LANL.

Merrick & Company, an engineering, architecture, and geospatial solutions firm, serves domestic and international clients in the energy & chemicals, national security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. The employee-owned company maintains 20 offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Merrick was ranked 122 in ENRs list of top design firms in 2018.

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