AECOM joint venture awarded FEMA contract with a contract ceiling of $600 million

AECOM 112Los Angeles, CA-based AECOM announced on January 5 that a joint venture it leads has been awarded a contract with a ceiling of US$600 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is expected to yield between $100 million and $300 million over the life of the contract, the firm said.

AECOM and CDM Smith, the other controlling partner on the Compass PTS joint venture — along with its Compass PTS joint venture partners T&M Associates, Halff Associates, Fugro EarthData, Inc., and ABSG Consulting, as well as several sub-consultants — will provide production and technical services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP), Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP) and Technical Assistance and Research Contracts (TARC) programs.  The Risk MAP program combines flood-hazard mapping, risk-assessment tools and hazard-mitigation planning into an integrated program that encourages building more-resilient communities.

In conjunction with Risk MAP, HMTAP provides assistance to aid FEMA headquarters, regional counterparts and field offices to meet post-disaster mitigation responsibilities, while TARC aims to create nationally applicable FEMA publications, tools, training and education to be used by emergency managers and the nationwide building community.

“AECOM is honored to partner with FEMA to enhance the usability and value of natural hazard risk information across the United States,” said AECOM Chief Executive Officer Michael Burke. “By helping to prepare communities for disasters as well as adapt and recover if one occurs, our work will contribute to making cities safer and more resilient.”

The contract period is five years, with additional options years possible.  Projects are scheduled to be initiated between December 2014 and 2019.

Source: AECOM Technology Corporation