The Facilities Reduction Program eliminates excess facilities and structures to reduce fixed installation costs and achieve energy savings. The FRP centrally manages these programs with execution accomplished through installations, USACE districts and Installation Support Center of Expertise (IS CX) product delivery teams. FRP assists installations and regions in developing lists of removal candidates, preparing statutorily required documentation and performing pre-demolition environmental surveys, in addition to removing excess inventory.
In 2004, FRP was created when the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) selected a single execution agent, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to centrally manage the program to simplify and streamline facility removal efforts. Under FRP, facility removal has expanded to include re-location of transportable facilities and disassembly of metal structures, thus providing the Army with the opportunities for recycling and re-use.
In fiscal years 2004 through 2015, FRP removed more than 22 million square feet from real property inventories with an overall landfill diversion by weight of 70 percent. In total, FRP has removed approximately 5,000 facilities, ancillary structures, towers, water tanks, power plants and bunkers, and 6 million square feet of paving.
In 2008, FRP began providing facility removal support to NASA and the Defense Logistics Agency. The program customer base has continued to grow and now includes the IMCOM, Army Materiel Command, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Air Force. Recently, FRP partnered with the General Services Administration to offer facility removal services to the entire federal government.
Pre-award: Manage project development, perform pre-proposal site visits, develop performance work statements, produce schedules, develop project management plans; perform Independent Government Estimates of demolition costs, prepare and solicit RFPs, evaluate proposals, make selections and awards, and perform environmental assessments and surveys for asbestos containing material and other regulated material.
Post-award: Manage project execution, contract administration, quality assurance, safety, track and report status, process modifications, process invoices, review submittals, evaluate and respond to Requests for Information (RFIs). Review and approval of safety plans and work plans, inspections, and issue resolution. The demolition contract final report contains all waste stream diversion and recycling data, proof of Chain of Custody for asbestos containing material and other regulated material, and a summary of work actions that can be used by customer for reporting and real property management. Huntsville Center collaborates with the local geographic Corps of Engineers district for on-site quality assurance support.
- Identifies best-quality demolition contractors through the Multiple Award Task Order Contract selection process.
- Compete contracts with Low Price Technically Acceptable Selection Criteria.
- Enable salvage value of materials re-use and recycle to offset removal price.
- Avoid unnecessary lead-based paint abatement.
- Apply appropriate asbestos abatement standards for demolition vs. renovation.
- Process suitable concrete into aggregate and backfill material.
- Allow demolition contractor to propose the most cost and schedule efficient means of facility removal.
Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts covering all 50 states plus U.S. territories and overseas installations are in place to support the program. Included are four regional Multiple Award Task Order Contracts for executing demolition and a Single Award Task Order Contract for specialized demolition expertise.