An Oak Ridge company has won a $15.9 million contract to provide facilities operations and support services to the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.
The contract was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency, a press release said.
HME is a Small Business Administration-certified HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Zone and economically disadvantaged woman-owned business headquartered in Oak Ridge. HME first received the contract to provide facilities operations and support services for the CDP facility in 2009.
The CDP is a national training facility that prepares state and local emergency response personnel to respond to terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction by providing advanced, hands-on training. This national training program was developed for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical technicians, E-911 operators, and other emergency response personnel, their trainers, and supervisors.
During Fiscal Year 2013, the CDP trained a total of 49,500 students, including 14,000 resident students, 2,500 non-resident, 8,000 indirect, and 25,000 Academy students, the press release said.
Under the five-year contract, HME will provide the following services: facilities/building maintenance/new installations and minor alteration; HVAC and refrigeration systems; piping, plumbing, and utilities; elevator maintenance; electrical/utilities; maintenance and repair of laundry equipment and maintenance of small appliances; repair of food service equipment; painting/staining; carpentry; locksmith; roofing/ceiling maintenance; fire protection and safety; pest, insect, and rodent control; preventive maintenance; janitorial and custodial services; recycling services; mail and parcel distribution/shipping/receiving; replacement, modernization, and renovation; management of vehicle fleet; and lodging services.
The press release said HME has more than 16 years’ experience as a prime contractor and has managed nearly $30 million in direct federal facilities operations and maintenance contracts with the DHS/FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy. HME was founded in September 1996 by husband and wife team Henry and Monica Perry, who developed the company name by combining the initials from their first names, Henry and Monica, with Enterprises, thus HME.