Press Release: Navy awards $5 Billion Annual SeaPort Next Generation contract vehicle to The Building People

December 19, 2018

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113 East Market Street
Suite 210
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

1003usnavylogoThe Navy awarded The Building People, among more than 1,800 vendors, the SeaPort Next Generation indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple award contract (MAC). This contract is the next iteration of the services contracting vehicle SeaPort-e, according to the Navy and is expected to award approximately $5 Billion in awards annually.

The services included in SeaPort Next Generation are broadly categorized into engineering services and program management services. Within these categories there are 23 functional service areas that include:

Engineering Services
1. Engineering, System Engineering, and Safety and Process Engineering Support
2. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
3. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout and Provisioning Support
4. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
5. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
6. Research and Development Support
7. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
8. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
9. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
10. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
11. Inactivation and Disposal Support
12. Biochemical Engineering Support

Program Management Services
1. Financial Analysis and Budget Support
2. Quality Assurance (QA) Support
3. Functional and Direct Programmatic Administrative Support
4. Professional Development and Training Support
5. Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
6. Database Administrators
7. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
8. Logistics Support
9. Configuration Management (CM) Support
10. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
11. Computer Systems Analysts

These work categories span across the Navy’s major commands and agencies, with the exception of Naval Air Systems Command, which has pursued its own services contracting vehicle. One of the major changes in the requirements for award on this contract vehicle was past performance in direct support of the Navy.

The Building People have a strong relationship with the Navy providing many of the services included in the SeaPort Next Generation contract. The Building People’s President and CEO, Lawrence Melton,  said, “Utilizing this new contract vehicle, enables us to expand on our already great relationship with the Navy where our team provides our world class services.”

The Navy will begin using SeaPort-NxG MACs to award task orders for services at the beginning of fiscal year 2019.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669-2222 or email at

113 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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Amy Boyce Joins The Building People as Director of Engineering Services


Please join us in welcoming Amy Boyce to The Building People as the new Director of Engineering Services.  Ms. Boyce brings over 16 years of experience to the company, focusing on the areas of engineering and energy management best practices. She is a licensed mechanical engineer, previously practicing in the areas of building design and construction, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Her work has spanned a variety of building types, including commercial and government properties, in locations throughout the United States as well as overseas.

Ms. Boyce earned her MBA from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She is located at The Building People headquarters office at 113 East Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, VA 20176 and can be reached by email at or by phone at 703.669.2222.

Press Release: GSA Awards The Building People a 10 Year $15B O&M IDIQ Contract

November 20, 2018

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113 East Market Street
Suite 210
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

Leesburg, VA, November 20, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. was recently awarded the Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Phase I multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The $15 Billion BMO Phase I contract vehicle has a five-year base term, five option years and another six-month option to extend services. The award of this General Services Administration contract places The Building People among 16 other best-in-class small businesses.

GSAThe contract provides Federal customers with access to a short list of the top building maintenance and operations support providers for federal agencies in GSA’s zone 1 (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC).

The GSA BMO Services include: HVAC Maintenance, Plumbing and Pipefitting, Elevator Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Fire Alarm System, Maintenance and Repair, Fire Suppression, System Preventative Maintenance and Repair, Roofing Services, Building Management Services, Architectural and Framework Building Maintenance Services, Commissioning Services, Elevator Inspection Services, Janitorial, Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance, Pest Control, Waste Management and Recycling Services.

“We have always worked hard to deliver our clients the highest quality services with our unique innovative approach to facilities, and we are very pleased to be awarded this best-in-class contract by GSA as it validates these efforts,” said Charles Dilley, Managing Director at The Building People.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669-2222 or email at

113 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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Employee Spotlight: Katherine Tran

This Employee Spotlight features Katherine Tran! Katherine works as an Assistant Project Manager at The Building People and is based in Alexandria, Virginia. Katherine’s leadership and work ethic have been noted by many, and we are so grateful to have employees like her be a part of The Building People. Learn more about Katherine by reading below.


Press Release: The Building People, 2018 Moxie Award Recipient

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October 24, 2018

The Building People
113 East Market Street
Suite 210
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

Leesburg, VA, October 24, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. has announced that it is the recipient of the 2018 Moxie Award for Construction and Real Estate. “The Building People is pleased to have won a 2018 Moxie Award,” said Lawrence Melton, CEO. “I want to congratulate our team for enabling us to be recognized as among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the D.C. metro community,” Melton said.

Winners were recently announced at the 2018 Moxie Award celebration on October 11 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. “We hosted nearly 400 of D.C.’s boldest in business to celebrate the 2018 Moxie Award winners,” said Sarah Cody, Moxie Award chair.

For a complete list of winners go to

The Building People is an SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified firm that delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients by integrating technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. If you would like to learn more about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 or email at

113 E. Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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2018 Moxie Award Winner

moxie 2018v3The Building People are pleased to announce that on October 11th, 2018 we received the 2018 Moxie Award in recognition for our achievements as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the country. The Moxie Award honors companies for their boldness in business, placing us among an elite group of leading organizations. We are proud to be part of the 2018 Moxie Award winners for having demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of our growth strategy. We would like to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to the sponsors of the 2018 Moxie Awards for their support in recognizing the achievements of small business and promoting the DC metro area as an amazing place to launch a business.

About The Moxie Awards
The 2018 Annual Moxie Award, Celebrates Boldness in Business. The Moxie Award program is a night full of celebration and connections, honoring the accomplishments and achievements of growing businesses, nonprofits and associations in the DC metro community. Organizations are recognized for having demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. These outstanding organizations not only help make the DC metro area a great place to do business, but also an incredible place to live, thrive and play.

The Building People Celebrates 100 Employees

Since we began our journey to becoming the premier real estate and facilities solutions provider with a forward looking vision that integrates Technology, Buildings, and People, we knew that it was The Building People’s employees that would make us who we are. Today we celebrate the amazing team members that have helped us grow by more than 2000% over the past five years and earn a spot in the top 26% of america’s fastest growing small businesses in 2018, all while delivering first class service, and our forward looking vision for the future of facilities, to our clients. To mark this momentous occasion we would like to share a short video that tells our story here.

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Press Release: The Building People Announces New Partnership with ARCHIBUS


July 30, 2018

The Building People
113 East Market Street
Suite 210
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

tbparchibusLeesburg, VA, July 30, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. has announced a new partnership with ARCHIBUS to support continued growth and innovation across the Real Estate IT and technology sector. This partnership will support ongoing facilities operations work The Building People have with Department of Defense as well as their future work in support of Federal and private sector clients.

The Building People is an SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified firm that delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients by integrating technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. For over 35 years, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has been a global leader in streamlining how enterprises manage their facilities, infrastructure, and real estate through the ARCHIBUS advanced integrated workplace management system (IWMS) which centralizes data, planning and operations onto one seamless platform.

If you would like to learn more about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 706 or email at

113 E. Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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Employee Introductions, June 26, 2018

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At The Building People we take great pride in our employees and their contributions to our success. Please join us by welcoming, and getting to know, some of our recent additions who help make our company culture and workplace exceptional!


Mike Atsbaha, Senior Financial Analyst

Mike Atsbaha is a Senior Financial Analyst with The Building People where he brings more than 13 years of experience in budget formulation, renewable energy analysis, and financial modeling. Mike currently supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office (BTO), to coordinate spending plans, budget formulation, and execution duties for $200 Million in projects. This has allowed Mike the opportunity to work with national laboratories to meet their financial needs, as well as providing analysis in response to both DOE front office and congressional budget requests. Prior to that, Mike was responsible for all project tracking and financial analysis for the $4 Billion Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge in addition to preparing the management and budgetary reports for the EPA’s Energy Star program.

Amanda Chiu, Senior Project Analyst

Amanda Chiu is a Senior Project Management Analyst at The Building People with over 10 years of experience working in clean energy and climate change. Amanda supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office where she focuses on capturing and sharing lessons learned related to the adoption of energy efficient technologies through residential energy efficiency programs. Her research areas included renewable energy technologies and climate policies at the state, national, and international levels.

Ben Murray, Senior Financial/Budget Analyst and Project Manager

Ben Murray is a Senior Financial/Budget Analyst and Project Manager at The Building People, with more than 14 years of experience providing financial and managerial oversight in a technical environment. Ben has provided service at the Department of Defense and the Department of State. For the past 3 years, Ben has served at the Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supporting the Wind Energy Technology Office. In his position as a Senior Budget Analyst, his responsibilities included managing daily budget operations, formulations, execution, and funds control. Recently, Ben has advanced into an additional role as a Project Manager supporting the Technological Development team– leveraging his experience working in the tech environment to further push The Building People along our road of success.

Stacey Young, Senior Conference Manager

Stacey Young is a Senior Conference Manager at The Building People where she brings 21 years of experience as a meeting planner, communications expert, and outreach coordinator. Her experience includes 19 years as a Senior Meeting Planner/Manager for government contractors and 2 years working in Conference Services for clients in high-end hospitality services. Stacy helps clients plan, develop, and implement meetings, conferences, workshops, and expos that range in size from 10 attendees to 3,000 attendees. She works primarily with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on all of the organization’s logistic needs, such as creating and monitoring budgets; conducting site selections; negotiating contracts with hotels and other vendors; creating, operating, and maintaining invitational and registration databases and websites; designing, preparing, planning, and man powering exhibit halls and poster sessions; planning receptions and tours outside of the meetings; and handling travel for attendees.

Ken Slattery, Senior Project Management Analyst

Ken Slattery is a Senior Project Management Analyst at The Building People, has extensive experience in administering home energy efficiency initiatives across several sectors and in a range of capacities. In addition to his work for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score Program, he has managed residential energy efficiency programs for utilities, for both private contractors and state governments. He has assisted in the development of energy audit software programs for industry-leading suppliers, and has logged several hundred home energy audits in the national HERS structure. He was a key team member in the design of home performance programs at the utility and state government level, and has implemented pioneering low-income weatherization programs. Ken developed a home performance business approach for a large HVAC firm in Kentucky, and has worked in the commercial application of LED lighting and solar PV. His experience encompasses the entire spectrum of energy efficiency improvements for the built environment, in crafting policy for the adoption of energy efficiency in the private sector, in technical training for contractors, and in project management.


A Sincere Thanks to AIA for an Engaging A’18 Conference!

The Building People would like to say thank you to AIA and all those who participated in this years A’18 Conference. These engaging conversations provide insights and a path forward as professionals across the design landscape collaborate to create cities that are more resilient, sustainable, and cost effective. A special thank you to Keith Cunningham (GAO), David Insinga (GSA), and Mathew Cook (GAO) for their contributions to our session on “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”


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