SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $49 million contract July 13 to six small businesses for renewable energy projects on military installations in the western United States.
Included in the contract are five California small businesses: Icenogle Construction Management Inc. of San Francisco; TriEco TT Sustainable Resources Joint Venture of San Diego; Solar Power Integrators of Roseville; Synergy Electric of Santee; and Tri-Technic Inc. of Sonora. The sixth small business is Earthworks/Mortenson Joint Venture of Red Lake, Minn.
“The Sacramento District is committed to meeting the rising demand for energy security while lessening the impact on our environment through cutting-edge renewable energy technologies,” said Col. Bill Leady, Sacramento District commander.
The contract is a multiple-award, task order contract covering future projects within the Corps’ South Pacific Division’s 10-state area of responsibility for the next three years. Each business will compete to build individual projects identified by the Sacramento District on an as-needed basis under the contract. Each subsequent project will be issued as an individual task order against the contract. No projects have been identified for the contract but the district expects to award several task orders before the end of the year.
“This contract will help support the Army's net-zero initiatives at several of the installations in the South Pacific Division's boundaries,” said Chuck Hubbard, chief of the Army/Air Force section of the Sacramento District’s military construction branch.
The Army's net-zero approach aims to manage resources sustainably, including maximizing facility energy efficiency, implementing water conservation practices and eliminating unnecessary waste generation.
All six businesses are U.S. Small Business Administration-designated small businesses. The federal government sets aside certain contract bid opportunities exclusively for small businesses.
“This contract streamlines the process of putting businesses to work on renewable energy projects, saving time and money and making the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars,” said Sacramento District project manager Ross Renken.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.