Arcadis performs first guaranteed fixed price remediation contract for an active military base

ARCADIS announced today that they have been awarded a $19.4M contract to provide services under their Guaranteed Remediation Program (GRiPÔ) with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Gordon, Georgia. This is the first guaranteed fixed price remediation contract to be performed for an active military base. ARCADIS pioneered the GRiPÔ in 1994 in the private sector and introduced the guaranteed fixed price remediation concept to the Department of Defense (DoD) in 1998. In the meantime, the Company has a wealth of experience with this approach.

In a cooperative effort to develop and implement a new initiative for environmental remediation at federal facilities, ARCADIS and the U.S. Army signed a pioneering contract to demonstrate the Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation concept. There are 26 solid waste management units that are scheduled for regulatory closure under this contract. These sites include landfills, former maintenance shops, waste storage and disposal areas, and drainage structures.

This contract will be the first demonstration of the Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation contracting approach for an active federal installation. The U.S. Army is expecting to realize cost savings and accelerated cleanup in their Installation Restoration Program through the Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation Program. By fixing the cost to bring each site to regulatory closure, the U.S. Army is able to improve the programming of the environmental remediation budgets. In addition, accelerating the actual cleanup of sites supports the U.S. Army?s commitment to environmental stewardship, and allows future land use to support the national defense mission.

?The award of this project demonstrates the growing momentum within the Army for guaranteed fixed price remediation and ARCADIS? performance advantages in this market,? said Steve Blake, member of the Executive Board of ARCADIS. ?Our historical and ongoing leadership in the GRiPÔ market has positioned us well to provide this innovative support to our government clients and this major win should help pave the way for project negotiations we have ongoing with other government entities. We are looking forward to working with the Army on this groundbreaking project.?

(source: Arcadis)

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