Video: USACE - Helping with Sandy Recovery Efforts
Video by Mary Cochran
Under mission assignment from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded an $88 million task order under existing Advance Contracting Initiative contract to ECC Corporate, 1240 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, Calif., to remove debris caused by Hurricane Sandy within New York areas impacted by the storm. ECC is removing household trash, debris, and vegetation from homes and businesses in the state of New York. This includes white goods (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners), electronics, household hazardous waste chemicals, and construction debris of homes and businesses. Debris removal does not include removal of new construction material used for repair and restoration. The material is being hauled to temporary collection sites around the city then removed to permanent landfills. As of Nov. 13, crews have cleared about 20,680 cubic yards of debris from storm-damaged areas. Currently, nearly 300 loaders, bobcats, backhoes, dump and long haul trucks are working to remove debris under this Corps-managed FEMA mission. Within one week, USACE is anticipating having more than 1,300 pieces of contracted debris-removal equipment clearing an estimated 3.6 million cubic yards of material. Business owners interested in supporting Hurricane Sandy debris removal can visit http://www.nad.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Contracting.aspx to download a fillable form. Once completed, the form should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The information will be provided to current Advance Contracting Initiative contractors that have been awarded post-Sandy recovery contracts and to Corps acquisition teams and contracting officers who are planning future solicitations. Submission of the form does not guarantee you will be notified of all contracting opportunities.