Facility Reduction Program named Best in Class

Huntsville Center Public Affairs
Published Sept. 20, 2021

The Office of Management and Budget, with the support of the government-wide Category Management Program Management Office, announced Sept. 15 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Facilities Reduction Program is “Best in Class.”

Best in Class is a contracting and acquisition designation used to denote contracts that meet rigorous category management performance criteria as defined by OMB. This BIC-designated contract represents a preferred government-wide solution and provides a unique opportunity to leverage the government's buying power.

The BIC designation allows acquisition experts to take advantage of pre-vetted, government-wide contract solutions; supports a government-wide migration to solutions that are mature and market-proven; assists in the optimization of spend, within the government-wide category management framework; and increases the transactional data available for agency level and government-wide analysis of buying behavior.

Huntsville Center’s Facilities Reduction Program provides a simple process to respond to the federal government’s requirement for demolition of excess facilities and the abatement of facility contaminants.  

Reducing the inventory of excess facilities, the government realizes energy and maintenance cost savings; eliminates safety hazards, nuisances, and unsightly structures; and frees up valuable real estate for future development.

The FRP provides demolition support for multiple Department of Defense installations and other federal agency locations throughout the nation. 

Customers include the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy.

  In addition, the FRP provides support for emergency responses to disasters causing either man-made or natural destruction.

Release no. 21-008