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Joint Venture of CDM Smith and CH2M Hill Awarded FEMA Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract

April 26, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—CH2M Hill-CDM PA TAC Recovery Services (CCPRS), a joint venture between CH2M HILL and CDM Smith, was recently awarded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance technical assistance contract (PA TAC) to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster related operations throughout the United States and its territories. The 5-year contract has a maximum value of $500 million.

 
The CCPRS team is indeed poised to immediately serve FEMA, its ten regional offices and support the agency’s commitment to serve the interests of applicants of the FEMA public assistance program. 

Under the contract, CCPRS will provide engineering, architectural and other related professional engineering services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for federal public assistance following any nationally declared disaster. CCPRS must maintain a constant state of readiness, accessible 24-hours-a-day and 7-days-a-week, and be able to mobilize technical specialists within 48 hours of the government’s notification. CCPRS will assist FEMA by providing technical assistance for preliminary damage assessments, permanent restoration of damaged infrastructure, emergency protective measures and debris removal.

“The CCPRS team is indeed poised to immediately serve FEMA, its ten regional offices and support the agency’s commitment to serve the interests of applicants of the FEMA public assistance program,” noted David K. Brauner, CDM Smith project manager and deputy program manager for CCPRS.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to be a PA TAC provider,” said Ken Melchiorre, CH2M HILL and program manager for CCPRS. “We look forward to working in partnership with FEMA to assist state and local governments and other eligible applicants in responding to, and recovering from Presidentially declared major disasters.”

CDM Smith has been serving FEMA since 2002 through multiple regional map modernization contracts, the public and individual assistance - technical assistance contracts, RiskMAP production and technical services contract, and the hazard mitigation technical assistance program contract.

CH2M HILL has been serving FEMA since 2005. Awarded the Individual Assistance - Technical Assistance Contracts I, II and III, CH2M HILL has supported FEMA in response to a variety of natural or man-made disasters, including tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and wildfires.

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources.

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