Contract: $745,416 - Public Buildings Service - Aug. 26, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Recipient has been retained by the United States General Services Administration to analyze and design a solution to a chronic water-leakage problem existing at a federal office building located in Downtown Manhattan. Specifically, the outside plaza at the 26 Federal Plaza Building has been leaking into occupied space below causing damage. There is also significant deterioration on the plaza surface. Recipient has been engaged to research a new Plaza design and will eventually create 'bridging documents' to facilitate reconstruction of the Plaza. Upon construction of the design created by recipient, the 26 Federal Plaza building will have a non-leaking plaza inclusive of new landscape architecture.
Project Description: During the quarter ended 9/30/09, Recipient commenced the providing of Schematic Design services to the United States General Services Administration which will be followed by the phases commonly referred to as Design Development and Construction Documents. Recipient had not yet billed the GSA for work performed as of 9/30/09.
Jobs Summary: Recipient has been forced to contract staff during 2009 due to the economic downturn that has adversely impacted recipient's ability to land new projects thereby necesitating a reduction in the Firm's salary expense. In total, the Firm's head count has been reduced by over 40 persons since October 2008. Recipient was able to save (not layoff) no less than 6 employees (both administrative and technical) due to its receiving the 26 Federal Plaza project financed by ARRA funds. The employees that have been retained, solely due to the Project, consist of architectural project managers (1), staff architects (1), specification typists (1), CAD operators (1), administrative house support (1) and elecrical / mechanical engineers (1). The awarding of the ARRA-financed Project has one, enabled the Firm to retain qualified personnel that would have been laid off and two, has resulted in a positve emotional impact as employees' morale has improved with the knowledge that Recipient has sucessfully been awarded a signficant project from the US General Services Administration - with the hope of being awarded future ARRA-financed project via Recipient's numerous, active multi-year term contracts w/ various federal. state and local government agencies. It should be noted that Recipient commenced services on the Project in late August / early September thereby resulting a lesser full-time equivalent (FTE) ratio for the quarter ended 9/30/09 (calculated at 175 hours / 2,080) versus that which is expected to be reported in subsequent quarters. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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