Huntsville Center’s UMCS awards Eaton $20 million contract for utility upgrades

Published June 3, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama--The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (Huntsville Center) awarded a $20 million contract to Eaton, a power management company based in Pittsburgh, to lead complete electrical utility upgrades for normal and critical power systems at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia.

Under the multi-year agreement, Eaton will provide turnkey engineering services, as well as all necessary power distribution, electrical control and power quality equipment.

The project was awarded under the Huntsville Center’s Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS) contract for infrastructure improvements. The work will help Fort Gordon, which is home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, continue to deliver high-quality power with an adaptable, secure and responsive infrastructure.

Under the contract, Eaton will provide high-power generators, a redundant network of uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), in-row cooling equipment with hot-isle containment, and facility-wide monitoring and control systems. For enhanced reliability and safety, Eaton will also perform system testing and commissioning, as well as comprehensive cybersecurity analysis to help ensure all electrical systems comply with current standards.

Huntsville Center’s UMCS supports Department of Defense and other government agencies worldwide by procuring professional services through Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple and Single Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC/SATOC).

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a Utility Monitoring and Control Systems Mandatory Center of Expertise (UMCS MCX) at Huntsville Center to provide quality oversight and technical expertise in the design and installation of UMCS.

Release no. 16-049