Update: For a rundown of green building provisions in the stimulus pacakge, see this post. This week, I continue to prepare for my "Green in the Stimulus" presentation and so I will provide you with some nuggets I have learned from my research. Last time, we talked about a ridiculous listing of "LEEDS" projects prepared by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Today I am going to briefly talk about an extremely helpful website, FedBizOpps.Gov. If you are looking for federal business opportunities, this is the place to start. During my test run, I did a quick search for projects containing the keyword "LEED." The search came up with 311 federal projects containing the word LEED! Notice the opportunity at the bottom from the General Services Adminstration ?
"The General Services Administration (GSA), Region 7, is seeking a contractor to perform as the CMc (Construction Manager as Contractor) for the construction of the New United States Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in Tornillo, Texas. The site is located in El Paso County, Texas. It is situated approximately 30 miles east of El Paso and is adjacent to the current Fabens Port of Entry facility, which will be demolished as part of the construction option in this contract. An estimated 115 acres will compose the new LPOE.
This project must be certified through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building rating system. The target USGBC LEED® rating for this project is Silver level."
There are going to be a lot more opportunities posted by the GSA resulting from the stimulus money. Are you monitoring FedBizOpps? Do you have someone else monitoring FedBizOpps for opportunities for your company? If the answer to both questions is no, you better figure out a plan. And how are you going to address this in your contract?: "This project must be certified. . . ." Related Links: