Building and Construction

FEMA Awards $610m Contract for Disaster Response Support

09 January 2018

Fluor Corp., Serco Group’s North American unit, and CH2M Hill were awarded spots on a five-year, $610 million contract to provide advisory and assistance services to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) emergency response and disaster recovery missions.

Contractors will be required to have pre-positioned staff and resources in their zones as needed, according to a solicitation of bids that FEMA issued in May. The firms will help evaluate and assess damage and needed repairs to public infrastructure after a presidentially declared natural disaster or emergency.

The contract covers professional services such as engineering, architecture, cost estimating, accounting and commercial property insurance. Work also includes non-professional services that FEMA says will make up around 80 percent of the contract’s overall requirement.

Fluor was selected for the Zone 1 portion that covers 19 states along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Serco Inc. was chosen for Zone 2 that covers 17 states in the Midwest. And CH2M Hill was picked for Zone 3 that covers the remaining 14 states, including those along the Pacific Coast.

The contract includes a one-year base period with up to four additional option years. Work would take place through November 2022 if FEMA exercises all options.

To contact the author of this article, email david.wagman@ieeeglobalspec.com


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