Schneider Electric has announced it has been awarded a $400 million Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a federal agency under the Department of Defense (DoD). Through this agreement, Schneider Electric will be able to provide the critical facility infrastructure and systems repairs, improvements and construction as well as equipment procurement and installation needed to improve and assure reliability of the USACE’s electric power and mechanical utilities and infrastructure.

“Today’s engineering, construction and repair projects are commonly fraught with red tape that cause delays and increase costs,” said Stephen Cronin, director of government sales, Schneider Electric. “We are proud to have entered into this Basic Ordering Agreement to provide the unique and comprehensive portfolio of critical infrastructure solutions, engineering design capabilities and worldwide support services the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to achieve their mission efficiently and effectively — both on time and on budget.”

This new Government-wide BOA, contracted through 2018, will be used to facilitate the USACE’s quickly evolving facility needs and streamline the often difficult and bureaucratic process associated with repetitive purchasing, making it easier for the USACE to obtain the solutions and services they need within a given timeframe. Additionally, the BOA will be supported through the utilization of Schneider Electric’s global team of experts with a worldwide presence, deployment capabilities and local licensing to support the USACE’s to support their Government client for critical power systems anywhere in the world.

Within the terms of the BOA, Schneider Electric will provide the USACE with an analysis of specific infrastructure with recommendations for improvements, enabling the USACE to develop and implement short and long term power and mechanical facility infrastructure needs. This work includes, but is not limited to: critical electrical power distribution systems, grounding systems, standby and emergency power, lightning and surge protection, short-circuit coordination studies, reliability/availability studies, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, computational fluid dynamics studies, fire protection systems, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) protection, TEMPEST, electromagnetic interference protection; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) protections, and facility commissioning.