Since 1970

"The quality, detail, and breadth of the audit reports highlighted were specific energy investments needed to be made and the estimate cost… terrific work!"

Enviro-Management & Research, Inc. (EMR) provides a wide array of energy and facility management services to the Federal government using two related but distinct contracting mechanisms offered through the General Services Administration: the 03FAC Federal Supply Schedule on GSA Advantage!, and a Blanket Purchase Agreement for Comprehensive Professional Energy Services.

 

ENERGY SERVICES BPA

EMR was recently awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the General Services Administration (GSA) for Comprehensive Professional Energy Services (CPES). This BPA was awarded to the EMR/Alliance Team, a teaming arrangement between EMR and Alliance Environmental, LLC, a firm that provides water management and water audit support. EMR is the team leader of this teaming arrangement. The BPA number is GS-23F-PE006.

 

GSA has set up the CPES BPA to help Federal agencies connect with contractors in an efficient manner to meet the needs of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. Both of these initiatives are seen as highly important in the Federal sector. The ARRA alone has set aside $5.5 billion for the “greening” of new and existing buildings.

 

Under the CPES BPA, there are 12 separate Special Item Numbers (SINS) that allow the EMR/Alliance Team to contract a wide range of services:

  • Energy Management Services (Consolidated) (SIN CR 799A)
  • Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN 871-202)
  • Training on Energy Management (SIN 871-203)
  • Metering Services (SIN 871-204)
  • Energy Program Support Services (SIN 871-205)
  • Building Commissioning Services (SIN 871-206)
  • Energy Audit Services (SIN 871-207)
  • Resource Efficiency Management (SIN 871-208)
  • Innovations in Energy (SIN 871-209)
  • Water Conservation (SIN 871-210)
  • Ancillary Repairs and Alterations (SIN 003-97)
  • Other Direct Costs (SIN 871-1000)

The BPA offers Federal agencies comprehensive professional energy services support for Recovery and non-Recovery Act projects that comply with energy efficiency and green building requirements. These projects are envisioned to result in job creation, construction of new facilities, and transformation of Federal buildings into high-performance green buildings, while decreasing energy consumption (water, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building components) and improving the condition of valuable aging assets. Other benefits of using the BPA to procure energy management services include:

  • Better value and improved discounts
  • Easily satisfy recurring requirements
  • Reduces administrative efforts
  • Streamlined procurement process

The EMR/Alliance Team has the in-house technical capabilities and corporate resources to perform any project proposed under the BPA, from the smallest to the most comprehensive. Our team has a wide array of experience providing all required services under our individual schedule contracts. EMR/Alliance can provide the highest level of professional services under the BPA contract to the Government, including offering the latest technologies and approaches related to sustainable design, LEED and other building efficiency programs, and operations and maintenance approaches to guarantee persistence of energy and water efficiency improvements.

 

 

 

GSA ADVANTAGE! SCHEDULE 03FAC

EMR’s long standing experience providing services under each SIN listed above was one reason the EMR/Alliance Team was awarded the BPA with GSA. EMR has in fact been providing energy and facility management services to Federal agencies under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) 03FAC, Facilities Maintenance and Management, since 2000 (Contract No. GS-10F-0010L). The CPES BPA and FSS are closely related; no firm or team of firms was awarded a CPES BPA without having qualified to provide services under all Special Item Numbers under the FSS 03FAC.

 

Under the GSA Schedules (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules) Program, GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to over 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services that can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSA Advantage! online shopping and ordering system. The GSA Schedules Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide a variety of information regarding the GSA Schedules Program and the use of GSA Schedule contracts.

 

GSA Schedules offer Federal agencies direct delivery of millions of state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial supplies and services at volume discount pricing. The Schedules & Other Supplies & Services page lists commercial supplies and services available under GSA Schedules and other GSA contracts. All customers, even those in remote locations, can order the latest technology and quality supplies and services, conveniently, and at most favored customer prices. GSA Schedules also offer the potential benefits of shorter lead-times, lower administrative costs, and reduced inventories. When using GSA Schedules through GSA Advantage!, ordering Agencies have the opportunity to meet small business goals, while promoting compliance with various environmental and socioeconomic laws and regulations.

 

Under the 03FAC FSS schedule, EMR can provide the following range of services:
  • Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN 871-202) – A comprehensive energy management solution consisting of all four phases of an energy project that can pertain to a variety of energy projects that include, but are not limited to, renewable energy, sustainable energy, and energy efficient buildings certification programs such as LEED. Includes 1) consulting/auditing/energy management solutions, 2) concept development and requirements analysis, 3) implementation and change management, and 4) measurement and verification.
  • Training on Energy Management (SIN 871-203) – Including, but not limited to, reducing energy consumption, mitigating risk with energy systems, operating systems efficiently, making energy efficient system choices, and energy efficient buildings certification programs such as LEED.
  • Metering Services (SIN 871-204) – Including, but not limited to, the installation of metering equipment ands software used for the collection of data and measurement of energy consumption through electric, gas, water or steam utilities, the utilization of data to ensure energy conservation goals are being met, and allows for the measurement and tracking of the cost effectiveness of energy technology investments. This can include basic metering services, advanced metering services, maintenance, installation, removal and disposal of new or existing equipment.
  • Energy Program Support Services (SIN 871-205) – Including, but not limited to, billing and management oversight and assistance in preparing energy services related agency statements of work. Energy efficient buildings certification programs such as LEED may be included.
  • Building Commissioning Services (SIN 871-206) – Including, but not limited to, comprehensive building commissioning services on new construction, major modernization projects, and existing energy consuming buildings and facilities designed to ensure the building systems are designed and built to operate as efficiently as possible. This includes re-commissioning and retro-commissioning services. Energy efficient buildings certification programs such as LEED may be included.
  • Introduction of New Services (SIN 871-299), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – Includes benchmark studies, operations and maintenance program analysis, RCM program development, training, and guidebooks to improve O&M processes and support facility energy cost savings.
  • Energy Audit Services (SIN 871-207) – Including, but not limited to, developing, executing, and reporting on audit plans and/or perform energy and water audit services. Energy audits may range from cursory to comprehensive. Includes data collection, data analysis, benchmarking with tools such as ENERGY STAR, and written recommendations of suggested upgrades of electrical and mechanical infrastructure, including their impact on energy consumption and pollution can include recommendations for using alternative Energy Sources. Energy efficient buildings certification programs such as LEED may be included.
  • Resource Efficiency Management (REM) (SIN 871-208) – Including, but not limited to, providing information on possible steps that will improve energy efficiency. Includes estimates of cost savings and environmental benefits, as well as onsite analysis of current operations, equipment, and energy purchasing patterns. Can include the services of a resource efficiency advocate for individual or aggregated building(s) in order to maximize resource efficiency. Energy efficient buildings certification programs such as LEED may be included.
  • Innovations in Energy (SIN 871-209) – Innovative approaches to renewable and/or sustainable energy, sustainability services, and energy management technology and services. These include, but are not limited to, new developments or improvements in providing renewable energy and managing energy through biomass conversion, solar energy, fuel cells, geothermal energy, hydropower (tidal power, wave power, tidal stream power, waterwheels, and hydro electricity), wind power or other sources. These approaches should be capable of providing renewable and/or sustainable energy and sustainability services that are more carbon-neutral, thereby lessening dependence on traditional non-renewable, fossil fuel sources of energy such as coal, oil, natural gas and propane.
  • Ancillary Repair and Alterations (SIN 003-97) - Repair and Alterations ancillary to existing SINs under Schedule 03FAC. Ancillary Repair and Alterations projects are those (1) solely associated with the repair, alternation, delivery or installation of products or services also purchased under this Schedule, and which are (2) routine and non-complex in nature, such as routine painting or carpeting, simple hanging of drywall, basic electrical or plumbing work, landscaping, and similar noncomplex services.