GSA has awarded 27 new contracts to small businesses for its Phase II building maintenance and operations strategic sourcing solution, saying the action “gives government agencies a more streamlined process for acquiring facility maintenance and operations services, including electrical maintenance, janitorial, landscaping, fire alarm and suppression system maintenance, commissioning and more.”

The building maintenance and operations solution has been designated as best-in-class, the agency added. It uses a zoned approach to create regions in which small businesses can realistically compete and operate. Phase II adds five zones, in New England; Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina; Oklahoma and Texas; California and Nevada; and Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

“This contract vehicle features reduced administrative costs, more accurate price comparisons, improved visibility on spending and pricing, and more flexibility with task orders. Awards were made to the highest technically rated firms offering a fair and reasonable price. The performance period for all contracts include a five-year base with one five-year option. Commercial contract terms and conditions apply,” said GSA.