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August 5, 2009
Army Corps of Engineers Selects TAC as Approved Vendor
TAC Eligible to Bid on Up to $80 million in Utility Monitoring and Controls Systems Projects for the first Year of the Contract
Dallas – August 5, 2009 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntsville, Ala., has selected TAC by Schneider Electric, the building management and energy services business of Schneider Electric, as an approved vendor. TAC is eligible to bid on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract worth an initial $80 million in first-year task potential and carrying a potential of $650 million over a five-year program.
The contract, for utility monitoring and controls systems (UMCS), represents a broad scope of work across numerous USACE facilities. TAC is one of eight vendor awardees that will be completing the facility upgrades and improvements. IDIQ contracts award selected vendors the right to bid projects. Utility monitoring and controls systems cover a variety of platforms and can include energy management, supervisory control and data acquisition, fire alarm, electronic security, smoke control, power monitoring, and other automated control systems.
“TAC’s previous experience with a similar contract plus our ability to bring breadth and depth as a true single-source, complete buildings solutions provider were key to landing this contract,” said Lonnie Laue, vice president, TAC Strategic Accounts. “In addition, TAC’s ability to provide seamless integration across all communication platforms – legacy, proprietary and open protocols, such as BACnet®, LON® and ModBus, was an important benefit for the customer that made TAC stand out.”
Laue also observed that the program’s diverse scope of work potential aligns with the numerous offerings encompassed by TAC’s parent company, Schneider Electric. “No one else has the ability to provide the leading brands in electrical, energy and power management, building controls, IT, and security and access, such as Square D, PMO, APC, Pelco and TAC, together for these projects,” he said.