IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, today announced that it has been awarded its second U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract (Schedule 03FAC Contract) for "Energy Consulting Services" under Special Identification Number (SIN) 872 211.
Effective July 6, 2012, FirstCarbon Solutions' new five-year GSA contract (GS-21F-0127Y) provides local, state and federal governments with expedited access to services including expert advice, assistance, and guidance on energy-related projects or initiatives to assist agencies, activities and organizations in adhering to energy legislation and policy. In addition, state and local governments have access to FirstCarbon Solutions' 03FAC Contract as part of the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program.
According to James M. Donovan, President and CEO of FirstCarbon Solutions, GSA estimates that approximately $50 billion a year in spending (or 10 percent of overall federal procurement spending) is done through GSA Schedules. GSA Schedules are fast, easy, and effective contracting vehicles that establish long-term, federal government-wide contracts with commercial companies to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing.
"FirstCarbon Solutions is pleased to have our energy and carbon consulting services made available through the GSA Schedule," said Donovan. "This opportunity provides FirstCarbon Solutions with increased visibility among our government clients and eliminates many steps so federal agencies are able to quickly find the expert service they need, hassle-free. There is no need to negotiate contracts or rates. Ultimately, this opportunity streamlines the entire procurement process."
In July 2011, FirstCarbon Solutions was awarded a GSA Information Technology (IT) 70 Schedule Contract for its carbon accounting and sustainability reporting software (under SIN 132 32 Term Software Licenses) and related services (under SIN 132 34 Software Maintenance). This original contract helped establish documentation for FirstCarbon Solutions as a Federal Supply Schedule Contractor for its carbon accounting and sustainability reporting software services.
As a member of ADEC Group, a global enterprise with more than 5,000 employees and operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, FirstCarbon Solutions is the only company to have in-depth, broad environmental and sustainability expertise combined with extensive back office processing and software capabilities that can be rapidly mobilized to augment or free up internal resources, allowing organizations to focus on their core activities and more strategic initiatives.
About FirstCarbon Solutions
FirstCarbon Solutions is a global provider of comprehensive environmental and sustainability solutions for enterprise and government clients that are increasingly under pressure to minimize resource use and environmental impacts while achieving profit and budget objectives. The company is the first to fully integrate environmental planning and consulting services with software and deep expertise in back office data processing to deliver integrated environmental and data management solutions that drive better decision making by understanding how improved environmental practices affect all areas of the business. FirstCarbon Solutions is an ADEC Group company with 14 years in the industry serving customers around the world, and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. For more information, visit www.firstcarbonsolutions.com.
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