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Department of the Interior Environmental Support Services (January 2019)

BB&E was recently awarded a small business, Blanket Purchase Agreement, to provide technical and programmatic Environmental Support Services to the Department of the Interior (DOI) including the Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment (ORDA), the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC), and the bureaus within the DOI at various nationwide locations.  The ORDA and the OEPC serve as leaders in conservation stewardship and the sustainable development and use of DOI managed resources for the benefit of the public. They are responsible for providing environmental policy guidance to bureaus within the DOI and are responsible for overseeing the funds for cleanup and restoration of highly contaminated sites located within national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other Department managed lands, for assessing and restoring injured Departmental managed resources, and for providing training and support for oil spill response activities.


New Contract with USCG (January 2019)

BB&E was recently awarded a small business U.S. Coast Guard Nationwide Environmental Engineering Services Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Task Order Contract. This contract supports all areas of the USCG’s professional engineering and environmental services mission and is a 10yr/$75M Indefinite Delivery Contract. Services cover the entire United States and its territories and include professional engineering and environmental services to support the USCG’s shore infrastructure, real property, and other projects. The scope of services includes support under the four key USCG environmental programs including:

  • Compliance,
  • Restoration and Liabilities,
  • Planning, and
  • Sustainability and Training.

USCG shore infrastructure, real property, and other projects cover a wide range of activities, including but not limited to construction, demolition, repair and maintenance; hazardous materials management; pollution prevention; dredging; operational activities (e.g., training, permitted, and response activities); and real property agreements/transfers.


Volunteer Event at Food Gatherers (October 2018)

BB&E held another successful volunteer day at Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, MI, contributing to the mission of alleviating hunger in Washtenaw County. BB&E staff, family, and friends sorted through fresh produce donated by local businesses and farms. All overripe, damaged, or moldy produce was separated and composted; surplus storage boxes were recycled; and a bounty of fresh, ready-to-eat produce was boxed for distribution to nearby non-profit agencies. Ultimately, 1 ton was salvaged!  We’re proud to have a small part in supporting this food rescue program, as well as its principles of efficiency, sustainability, and compassion. More information can be found at https://www.foodgatherers.org

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New Contract Awarded: NAVFAC MIDLANT (October 2018)

BB&E was recently awarded a contract to provide professional support services to the Naval Facilities Command Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC MIDLANT) at various locations within the NAVFAC MIDLANT Area of Responsibility (AOR). The contract award was issued under GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract. BB&E will provide NAVFAC with access to a variety of facilities engineering support technical disciplines including fire protection engineers, structural engineers, electrical engineers, civil engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, geotechnical engineers, cost engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, and construction/electrical engineering technicians. Services will be performed primarily in Norfolk, VA, with some positions also located in Chicago, IL; Newport, IN; Philadelphia, PA; and United States Marine Corps (USMC) locations in North Carolina.

Photo:  NORFOLK, Va. NAVFAC Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic interns take a tour of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). Credit: Flickr.com



BB&E Awarded a Task Order to Support AFCEC’s Environmental Compliance Programs (May 2018)

BB&E has been awarded a Task Order under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Contract to provide support to Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Environmental Compliance Enforcement, Inspections, Ranges, Training, Water, and NEPA Programs. BB&E will deliver technical capabilities and experienced personnel to assist in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting environmental data on several areas benefiting the Air Force, including environmental compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, and restoration support activities. BB&E will also provide technical expertise in the area of environmental training, assisting the government with the design and creation of training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials.


BB&E Awarded Small Business OASIS Task Order (March 2018)

BB&E was recently awarded a task order to provide on-site engineering and technical assistance support for the 20th Civil Engineering Squadron (20 CES) at Shaw AFB, South Carolina, with reach-back to home office architectural and engineering expertise to provide a full range of advisory and assistance services. The 20 CES is responsible for the planning, programming, engineering design, construction, maintenance, and repair of all facilities and infrastructure at Shaw AFB, SC, and it is essential that new and ongoing mission responsibilities are in compliance with Air Force requirements. BB&E will provide a full range of services in support of new and existing mission requirements.


BB&E PFAS Updates (March 2018)

BB&E’s wide ranging experience with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) [also known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)] enables us to assist our industrial and federal clients through the complex regulatory and technical environment surrounding these ubiquitous and persistent compounds. From completion of Preliminary Assessments (PAs), Site Investigations (SIs), and development of remedial response strategies, BB&E has the requisite experience to effectively manage PFAS releases to the environment.  Additional information regarding BB&E’s PFAS response capabilities is summarized here (click for fact sheet).

What Does the Presence of Perfluorinated Compounds in the Environment Mean for Michigan’s Regulated Community?

BB&E’s James Colmer, Vice President of Operations, recently co-authored an article in the Michigan Manufacturing Magazine (MiMfg Magazine Online) titled: “What Does the Presence of Perfluorinated Compounds in the Environment Mean for Michigan’s Regulated Community?” The article discusses the emergence of PFAS as pollutants of concern and what industry can do to minimize these potential impacts. The complete on-line version can be found at the Michigan Manufacturing Magazine website at: http://mag.mimfg.org/mag/0161702001514386514/p6.


Food Gatherers Volunteer Opportunity (October 2017)

On October 14, 2017, BB&E lent a hand to the good folks at Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We were amazed at how much food is donated both by organizations and individuals, and learned about the important work that Food Gatherers has been doing as the first food rescue program in Michigan. Our team work involved sorting produce into boxes for delivery early the next week, and culminated in a thorough tidying up of the work room. It was truly a team effort and valuable time spent!

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BB&E Awarded Small Business OASIS Task Order (June 2017)

BB&E was recently awarded the task order to provide comprehensive Advisory and Assistance Services support for the Building Repair Project Management Office (PMO) that was established to spearhead the repair of the Headquarters of the Pacific Air Force. We provide comprehensive support for planning and programming project phases as well as the execution of design, construction, communication, furniture and unit move contracts for the HQ PACAF Building.

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BB&E – NFA Determination from State of Michigan, Industrial Hexavalent Chrome Remediation Project (May 2017)

BB&E obtained a No Further Action (NFA) determination from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for a hexavalent chrome (CrVI) cleanup project of an active industrial site in western Michigan. In accordance with the Judicial Consent Decree (JCD) regarding the performance of response activities at the facility, BB&E prepared a Remedial Design and implemented the Remedial Action for this former chrome plating facility. A Response Activity Plan (RAP) for Source Area Remedial Design was prepared and implemented to treat sources of soil and groundwater CrVI contamination at and emanating from the facility. Calcium polysulfide (CPS) treatment chemistry was utilized as an in-situ reducing agent to convert CrVI to CrIII. Remedial response activities included a data gap investigation, bench scale testing, remedial design, full-scale in-situ injections of CPS treatment chemistry, and site performance monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. BB&E prepared the No Further Action (NFA) documentation including the financial assurance mechanism (FAM) to effectively discontinue active site remediation and enable commencement with long-term site groundwater monitoring per the NFA documentation and JCD requirements.


One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) Contract in support of the General Services Administration (GSA)

BB&E has been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) Contract. OASIS SB is a contract that was developed in response to the Government’s substantial need for a hybrid, Government-wide acquisition vehicle.

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BB&E assists City of Escanaba pursue listing on the National Register of Historic Places

William (Bill) Rutter, an Architectural Historian with BB&E, recently completed a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Escanaba Downtown Historic District.  The Escanaba Central Historic District encompasses approximately 20 linear blocks within the city, and is composed of a range of structures that includes commercial blocks, school buildings, churches, industrial buildings, hotels, state and local government offices, and movie theaters.

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