McKinstry Awarded U.S. Communities Contract to Provide Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services to Public Agencies

The partnership offers McKinstry’s services to more than 55,000 participating agencies

SEATTLE (Feb. 13, 2018) – U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance has awarded McKinstry, a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and managing high-performance buildings, a six-year energy service company (ESCO) contract to provide energy savings performance contracting services to participating public agencies. The Port of Portland, Ore., served as the lead public agency and awarded McKinstry the contract in a competitive bid process. The contract is effective Dec. 1, 2017- Dec. 3, 2023, with an option to renew for one additional five-year period.

Through the U.S. Communities program, local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions and nonprofits can access a wide range of McKinstry services – from facility assessments and energy auditing to commissioning and energy management – that reduce energy costs, optimize operation and maintenance budgets and assure comfort for occupants. Using a scalable, flexible approach, McKinstry focuses on the right vendor-neutral solution for clients and ensures the lowest long-term costs.

U.S. Communities participating agencies will also have access to McKinstry’s exclusive Re-Light America Program, a turnkey solution to convert community roadway lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting.

“We’re very excited to be able to be able to offer our services to the more than 55,000 U.S. Communities participating agencies,” said Ash Awad, chief market officer for McKinstry. “Addressing our aging infrastructure is important as we think about buildings that will serve our future needs. The U.S Communities program gives public agencies more options for procuring the services necessary to improve and protect our public assets.”

About McKinstry

McKinstry is a full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With over 1,600 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability “For The Life of Your Building.”

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership with our National Sponsors. Today, our National Sponsors include the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Governors Association. U.S. Communities is the first cooperative purchasing program to earn the NIGP Accredited Cooperative (NAC) accreditation. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2.7 billion in products and services annually.


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