Contract Vehicles and Certifications

Business Classifications:

8(a) Small Business Certified (Corporation), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification #700197, SBA HUBZone Certification #53038

DUNS: 078428718
CAGE Code: 6ZLN0

MAS Schedule Contract Holder, 03 FAC Contract #: GS-21F-056CA
Category Codes: 561210FAC, 541513, 541690,
541690E, ANCILLARY, ANCRA, OLM

MAS Schedule Contract Holder, 00CORP Contract#: GS-00F-237GA
Category Codes: 541219, 541330ENG, 54151S, 541611, 541614, 541690E, 541715, 561210FS, OLM

MAS Schedule Contract Holder, 71IIK Contract#: 47QSMA19D08NR
Category Codes: 541614CF, 541614OR, OLM

MAS Schedule Contract Holder, 84 Contract#: 47QSWA19D006M
Category Codes: 334512, 561210SB, OLM

BMO Contract#: 47QSHA19D0010
Category Codes: BLDGMNGMTS1, OANDMS1, OTHRFACSRVSS1

GSA’s Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Strategic Sourcing Schedule

What is Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Strategic Sourcing Schedule?

GSA’s BMO vehicle is the first governmentwide solution to receive a best-in-class designation by meeting five rigorous category management performance criteria as defined by the Office of Management and Budget guidance. The Building People LLC. provides services under this contract for Zone 1 which includes: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC.

Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) strategic sourcing solution is a comprehensive and flexible solution covering all high-demand BMO services. It is an open market, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (MA-IDIQ), governmentwide contract vehicle supporting the strategic sourcing initiative to reduce costs and drive efficient purchasing by federal agencies.

The small business set aside programs available in the BMO vehicle allow for small business participation. The BMO Small Business (SB) has additional socio-economic categories to help agencies meet their goals. This BMO vehicle is a 10-year contract with one 5-year base and one 5-year option at the parent contract level. Agencies seeking longer than a 5-year task order (1 year base period and four 1-year options) must request a deviation from their agency. BMO allows for the following contract types at the task-order level:

Firm, fixed price
Time and materials
Labor hours

Get the latest news on GSA BMO here.

Contract Scope

The scope of BMO and BMO SB spans many areas of expertise and includes the primary services required to provide a total solution to maintain and operate federal buildings and assets. All awarded contractors are required to offer a certain set of services and some may offer optional services as well. Both BMO and BMO SB are setup to allow agencies the flexibility of purchasing services all-inclusive or individually.

BMO services include the use of products that meet applicable environmental standards including:

  • CPG
  • BioPreferred
  • SaferChoice
  • Energy Star
  • SNAP
  • WaterSense

Refer to the BMO Sustainability section for additional information.

The list below shows The Building People’s available services under BMO:

Building Management Services Services (BLDGMNGMTS1) related to facilities management, consulting contractual and regulatory compliance, quality assurance, risk management, safety continuous improvement and the application of best practices. Services include, but are not limited to, property and facilities management, planning, monitoring, scheduling, reporting of ongoing activities, costs/schedule tracking, clerical, administrative support quality control software support services, and computer and/or facilities management systems. The service will include an adequate staff of personnel and alternates as required, with the necessary management expertise to assure the performance of the work in accordance with sound and efficient management practices.

Operations and Maintenance (OANDMS1) The scope of this service grouping covers the most highly sought after services required for repair, maintenance, and inspection of mechanical, structural, and systems-based components for the effective operation of facilities. This includes HVAC Maintenance, Plumbing and Pipefitting, and Electrical Maintenance. HVAC Maintenance – Services relating to the maintenance, repair and operation of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, including chillers, boilers, radiators, refrigeration compressors, refrigeration units, water treatment, air ducts, heat pumps and air handlers and or/ such equipment determined critical by the OCO or designee. Services include, but not limited to, cleaning; air balancing; Building Automated Systems, controls and monitoring equipment, restoration and decontamination of HVAC systems or any combination; materials; tools; transportation; supervision; labor to perform all repairs; periodic preventative maintenance (PPM); and emergency service work calls to ensure continual operations of all primary systems, air handling equipment, terminal units and associated HVAC and controls equipment. Plumbing and Pipefitting – Services related to the maintenance, repair and operation of plumbing, sanitary, sewage systems, stormwater drainage systems, and central drinking water cooling systems. Services include but are not limited to maintenance and repair of all types of high-temperature water and high-pressure piping systems (e.g. hydraulic, nitrogen, oxygen, steam heating, steam-generating systems, etc), utility systems, supply systems, disposal systems, plumbing fixtures, plumbing fittings, and equipment such as sewage, water, gas, and oil lines, compressed air, vacuum, and acid systems, water closets, water heaters, hydrants, backflow preventers, valves, pumps and pipes. Electrical Maintenance – Services related to the maintenance, repair and operation of electrical systems including instruments, apparatus and equipment. Services include, but are not limited to, power distribution equipment (switchgear, power panels) and backup/emergency electrical systems (uninterruptible power supply, generator) motors and controls, lighting systems, motor control centers, automatic transfer switches, transformers, electrical disconnects, circuit breakers, re-lamping, fabricating, alteration, frequency drives and testing.

Other Facilities Management Related Services (OTHRFACSRVSS1) Includes requirements not specifically covered by another service category. Services may include but are not limited to, specialized service combinations not previously grouped, occupations involving new tasks or procedures not identified in the service categories but categorically related to the scope of facilities maintenance, and/or the maintenance of systems required to preserve and maintain the integrity of a building and the safety of those operating within.

How to Use BMO

The BMO Contract and BMO SB Contract will help your agency acquire building maintenance and operations services more efficiently and economically. GSA issues a Delegation of Procurement Authority to the customer agency Ordering Contracting Officer (OCO) who performs the acquisition. For detailed ordering procedures, please refer to the BMO Ordering Guide [PDF – 620 KB]. Federal Contracting Officers must follow these steps to begin using GSA’s BMO.

GSA Ombudsman

GSA has appointed an Ombudsman to resolve complaints related to fair opportunity the ordering process consistent with the procedures of the BMO contract vehicles and to review any decision to place a Contractor in Dormant Status. Learn more about GSA’s Procurement Ombudsman and see additional contact information.

Request Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) Training

The DPA establishes the Ordering Contracting Officer’s (OCO’s) roles and responsibilities. DPA training is a mandatory activity for Ordering Contracting Officers (OCO). Only warranted Contracting Officers (CO) are eligible to receive a DPA. A single DPA will be issued for both BMO and BMO SB. To get started, use the BMO Training Request Form. If you are unable to access this form, please complete this Word document and submit your training requests to See BMO Training for an upcoming schedule of training events. After requesting a DPA:

-GSA will review your training request, and if approved, will schedule training;

-BMO CO will issue the Delegation of Procurement Authority to a warranted Federal Government Contracting Officer once training is complete;

-You will receive delegation confirmation within two to five business days from completion of training;

-You will be able to issue task orders AFTER receiving your DPA.

-The DPA will clearly define the roles and responsibilities between the BMO CO and the OCO.

Scope Reviews

GSA offers scope reviews to ensure the BMO/BMO SB contracts are being used properly. While an advanced scope review is optional, it is highly encouraged to ensure the best fit with BMO services and to help reduce the risk of protest due to scope. Most reviews will be completed within 48 hours, depending on the complexity of the task order. Please complete this BMO Scope Request Form [DOC – 49 KB] and send along with the statement of work to the BMO Team at email: fssi.bmo@gsa.gov.

How to Issue a Task Order

For more detailed procedures, please refer to the BMO Ordering Guide [PDF – 620 KB]. Ordering guidelines are in accordance with FAR Part 16.505.

  1. Conduct Market Research and Acquisition Planning.
  2. Request optional scope review (fssi.bmo@gsa.gov).
  3. Build the Task Order Solicitation.
  4. Issue the Task Order Solicitation via GSA eBuy or your Agency’s preferred method.
  5. Conduct Evaluations. Award the Task Order.
  6. Report Contract Actions: View instructions on task order reporting in the FPDS-NG System.
  7. Administer the Task order.
  8. Review Past Performance: Review and report your contractor’s past performance.
  9. Closeout your task order when appropriate.

Federal Buying Options on Acquisition Gateway

See what’s new in Category Management, the process of managing product or service categories as strategic business units and customizing them to meet customer needs. The Acquisition Gateway is an information portal for all purchasing vehicles, presented in hallways of like solutions. Check out BMO on the Acquisition Gateway through OMB Max. Select “Facilities and Construction” under Hallways to get more info on BMO and other Facility Related Services.

Contract and Contact Information

Primary Contact:  Lawrence Melton | 113 East Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, VA 22202 | Email: lawrence.melton@thebuildingpeople.com  | Ph. 703.669.2222

Fed Biz Ops Solicitation with all attachments can be found by clicking here

Small Business Administration 8(a) Sole Source Process

Background. Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act created a business development program that enables the SBA to assist small disadvantaged firms to develop their businesses. A firm is rigorously evaluated on its ownership, operations, financial health, and past performance before being admitted to the program. Once accepted, the firm is required to provide SBA a detailed business plan and show continued success as a viable, strong business entity. The program runs for a period of nine years. The SBA has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Federal Agencies allowing them to contract directly with certified 8(a) firms. Participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for services.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System standard published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). A Quality Management System, as described in the current ISO 9001 Standard, helps an organization to implement streamlined processes and improve operational efficiency.

ISO is based on the following Quality Management principles:

CUSTOMER FOCUS

The primary focus of quality management is to meet customer requirements and to strive to exceed customer expectations. Sustained success is achieved when an organization attracts and retains the confidence of customers and other interested parties. Every aspect of customer interaction provides an opportunity to create more value for the customer. Understanding the current and future needs of customers and other interested parties contribute to the sustained success of the organization.

LEADERSHIP

Leaders at all levels establish unity of purpose and direction and create conditions in which people are engaged in achieving the organization’s quality objectives. The creation of unity of purpose and direction and engagement of people enables an organization to align its strategies, policies, processes, and resources to achieve its objectives.

ENGAGEMENT OF THE PEOPLE

Competent, empowered and engaged people at all levels throughout the organization are essential to enhance its capability to create and deliver value. To manage an organization effectively and efficiently, it is important to involve all people at all levels and to respect them as individuals. Recognition, empowerment, and enhancement of competence facilitate the engagement of people in achieving the organization’s quality objectives.

PROCESS APPROACH

Consistent and predictable results are achieved more effectively and efficiently when activities are understood and managed as interrelated processes that function as a coherent system. The quality management system consists of interrelated processes. Understanding how results are produced by this system enables an organization to optimize the system and its performance.

IMPROVEMENT

Successful organizations have an ongoing focus on improvement. Improvement is essential for an organization to maintain current levels of performance, to react to changes in its internal and external conditions and to create new opportunities.

EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING

Decisions based on the analysis and evaluation of data and information are more likely to produce desired results. Decision making can be a complex process, and it always involves some uncertainty. It often involves multiple types and sources of inputs, as well as their interpretation, which can be subjective. It is important to understand cause-and-effect relationships and potential unintended consequences. Facts, evidence and data analysis lead to greater objectivity and confidence in decision making.

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

For sustained success, an organization manages its relationships with interested parties, such as suppliers. Interested parties influence the performance of an organization. Sustained success is more likely to be achieved when the organization manages relationships with all of its interested parties to optimize their impact on its performance. Relationship management with its supplier and partner networks is of particular importance.

ISO 14001:2015 Certified

The purpose of ISO 14001 is to provide organizations with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs. It specifies requirements that enable an organization to achieve the intended outcomes it sets for its environmental management system (EMS). An approach to environmental management provides top management with information to build success over the long term.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)

An EMS helps organizations identify, manage, monitor and control their environmental issues in a “holistic” manner. ISO 14001 requires that an organization considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency. Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 14001 includes the need for continual improvement of an organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns.

ISO 14001:2015 standard is based on the following environmental management elements:

  • Environmental policy
  • Risks and opportunities
  • Compliance obligations
  • Environmental Planning
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring and corrective actions
  • Internal Audits
  • Management review

KEY BENEFITS OF ISO 14001:

  • Better environmental impact management through risks and opportunities assessment
  • Increased operational control over the environmental aspect of the activities
  • Better integration of environmental considerations into the business strategy
  • An improved correlation between the certification and the effective performance of the EMS environmental performance
  • A generic High-Level Structure that facilitates the integration of parts of other complementary Management systems: Quality Management System – Asset Management – Health & Safety – Energy Management​

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Compliant Financial Systems

The Building People are routinely audited by third-party firms to ensure we follow DCAA standards for all our timekeeping, accounting, and financial systems of record. This means that our systems adhere to the regulatory guidance that the DCAA uses. These regulations are the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as the guidelines outlined in the DCAA Contract Audit Manual (DCAM).