See how a new nationwide contract will provide performance-based energy services for six years to state and local agencies, educational facilities

by Brianna Crandall — March 14, 2018 — The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance recently awarded McKinstry, a national provider in designing, constructing, operating and managing high-performance buildings, a six-year energy service company (ESCO) contract to provide energy savings performance contracting services to participating public agencies. The national government purchasing cooperative serves more than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits.

The Port of Portland, Oregon, served as the lead public agency and awarded McKinstry the contract in a competitive bid process. The contract is effective December 1, 2017, to December 3, 2023, with an option to renew for one additional five-year period.

Through the U.S. Communities program, local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions and nonprofits can access a wide range of McKinstry services — from facility assessments and energy auditing to commissioning and energy management — that reduce energy costs, optimize operation and maintenance budgets, and assure comfort for occupants. Using a scalable, flexible approach, McKinstry focuses on providing the right vendor-neutral solution for clients and ensuring the lowest long-term costs.

U.S. Communities participating agencies will also have access to McKinstry’s exclusive Re-Light America Program, a turnkey solution to convert community roadway lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting.

Ash Awad, chief market officer for McKinstry, commented:

We’re very excited to be able to be able to offer our services to the more than 55,000 U.S. Communities participating agencies. Addressing our aging infrastructure is important as we think about buildings that will serve our future needs. The U.S Communities program gives public agencies more options for procuring the services necessary to improve and protect our public assets.

For more information about the services McKinstry provides, visit the firm’s Web site.