Press Release: DOE WAPA Desert Southwest Awards $24M Contract to The Building People

April 1, 2019

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


The Building People LLC., have been awarded a 5-year, $24 million contract by the Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Authority (WAPA), Desert Southwest Region (DSW) to provide vital technical support services and resources that assist in the daily operations to include Engineering Technicians, Drafting and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operators, Computer Operators, Construction inspectors, Protection and Control Specialist, and Meter and Relay Technicians.

wapa region DSWWAPA is one of four power marketing administrations within the DOE whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. Their service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. where our more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission system carries electricity from 57 hydropower plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission. The WAPA DSW Region carries out WAPA’s mission to customers in Arizona, southern California, and southern Nevada where they sell more than 10.3 billion kilowatt-hours of Federal hydroelectric power to cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, Federal and state agencies and irrigation districts.

The Building People began work on the DOE WAPA DSW Technical Support Services March 1st, 2019. In discussing the award Linda Osgood, Managing Director at The Building People, said, “As an SBA 8(a) Small Business, we are excited about this opportunity to once again demonstrate the high level of technical services and holistic solutions that The Building People can deliver as we continue to build on our strong relationship with DOE and WAPA.”

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

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

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