HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The award of a new $45 million Blanket Purchase Agreement in February adds additional capacity to the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville Resource Efficiency Manager program.
The BPA allows additional REM contract awards and four additional contractors (for a total of seven contractors) increasing the availability of REMs to meet the REM program’s progression.
“The REM program continues to grow, and the program has had a lot of recent interest from the Army, Navy and Department of Energy,” said Teresa Whalen, Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) Project Manager Contracting Officer Representative
Huntsville Center’s REM program posts contracted REMs to military installations to support energy efficiency programs. Each REM maintains a high level of energy related education and must be a certified energy manager.
“The REMs are experts in finding ways to save energy and resources at the installations through utility billing audits, gathering energy rebates, conducting energy awareness programs, assisting with microgrid design and identifying renewable energy projects,” Whalen said.
Additionally, REMs work closely with other Huntsville Center energy programs to assist in finding maximum energy, water, and waste savings.
Contractors who are on the recently awarded BPA are: Green Powered Technology; SIA Solutions; Redhorse Corporation; FEDITC LLC; Lindahl Reed Inc.; SAIN Engineering Associates, Inc; Energy Engineering & Consulting Services, LLC. The contractors represent small women owned business, small veteran owned business, small businesses and one large business. All companies will have the opportunity to submit quotes for international work, while small businesses will be considered for national call orders.
Whalen said the REM program values teamwork and the project development team, contractors, customers, and REMs work closely to stay on the forefront of energy initiatives.
The current monthly report format allows the customer to provide top projects for the REMs to focus on and clearly communicates to the REM, the contractor and the REM program specifically which efforts are most vital to each garrison.
“As the needs of the garrison change the priority list can be altered through communication with the REM team,” Whalen said.
“These contractors bring years of experience to the REM program and we look forward to working with the contractors to add additional depth to the REM program.”
The current BPA has 18 energy related tasks that REMs can perform including assisting garrisons while working closely with other energy programs such as the Installation Energy and Water Plan (IEWP) which is a mandated Energy Plan that each garrison must complete.
Requests for quotes have been issued from the REM BPA for Army Materiel Command, Army Installation Management Command, Army Reserve Command and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command - Marianas (Guam). A request for quote initiates the process for contractors to submit quotes for work to be performed at garrisons. The contractors submit packages that include technical capabilities, past performance and pricing based on the performance work statement. The PWS contains all the information necessary for the contractor to perform the work and can be written to the specific needs of the customer (within the limitations of the REM program).
Whalen said as the REM program continues to grow, she expects new customers and multiple opportunities for additional call orders.
To contact the REM program please email CEHNC-REM@usace.army.mil.