Spring is in the air over at BCS, and so are new contracts! This season, we’re busy providing support on three awards we received in the first quarter of 2017, including new contracts with the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) and Sustainability Performance Office (SPO), as well as an extended subcontract with the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC).
EPSA serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Energy on domestic energy policy development and implementation, as well as Energy Department policy analysis and related activities. BCS provides a range of programmatic, communications, and analysis support to EPSA and most recently assisted in producing the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), titled Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System. BCS played an integral role in the report’s development by planning and executing stakeholder meetings held across the United States; providing daily support to the QER Secretariat; supporting coordination and communication with the White House and inter/intra-agency partners involved in the QER process; collecting and analyzing public comments received on the QER; and providing comprehensive graphic design, layout, and editorial support.
SPO oversees Energy Department sustainability efforts required by federal laws and regulations and assists programs, sites, and national laboratories in meeting sustainability goals. BCS staff support data collection, processing, and analysis; inter/intra-agency collaboration meetings; workshops and conferences; Energy Department-wide programmatic interfaces; and general administrative management. Examples of our support activities include coordinating the collection, analysis, and aggregation of Energy Department site data; developing, maintaining, and making enhancements to the data collection and reporting systems, such as the Sustainability Dashboard; producing diverse communication materials, such as the DOE Sustainability SPOtlight newsletter, presentations, and training documents; and helping to develop plans, such as the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan.
AFCEC provides civil engineering services and enterprise life-cycle leadership to Air Force installations. BCS is supporting AFCEC’s Energy Directorate by identifying and evaluating opportunities that will help the Air Force reduce its energy consumption and costs. Our Certified Energy Managers and Licensed Professional Engineers are positioned at Air Force locations across the country, where they perform energy audits; develop energy saving plans and associated implementation strategies; develop energy awareness programs; conduct energy accounting and rate analyses; provide support for energy savings performance contracts, demand-side management, and utility privatization efforts; and apply for rebates and grants to assist in implementing energy projects and maximizing the return to the government.
BCS provides support across the federal government in technology and analysis; communications and outreach; information technologies and business management; and security and integration. For more information on BCS support services, please visit the BCS website.