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New Contract Partners Approved Oct. 2008


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 17, 2008

Choice Facility Partners, Harris County Department of Education
713-696-2122 www.choicepartners.org
 
For more information about this release, contact:
Louise Henry, Marketing Consultant, Choice Facility Partners
713-305-1447   louise@choicepartners.org
 
 
New contract options approved for Choice Facility Partners
Includes options particularly valuable to clean up and repair hurricane damage
 
[HOUSTON– Oct. 3, 2008] Seven new contract partners were approved for the Choice Facility Partners purchasing cooperative during the recent board meeting of the Harris County Department of Education, CFP’s sponsoring agency. The new partners fall into categories of buildings, renovation and remodeling, elevator repair and maintenance, security systems and capital program management. Several of the contracts will be beneficial for governmental entitiesworking to renovate or rebuild buildings damaged by Hurricane Ike. The approved contract partners are:
Modular Buildings:   GroundFORCE Building Systems produce modular structures of permanence, a true site-built, quality building with an engineered, tensioned concrete slab foundation. There are nine pre-designed and priced floor plans that range from a single classroom, science lab or entire campus wing currently offered and can be completed within 125 days. 
 
Job Order Contracting:
Approved as additional Job Order Contractors for remodeling, renovation and construction are:
-          Corporate Facilities Management Services   http://www.facmanagement.com
-          Fort Bend Mechanical    http://www.fortbendmechanical.com
Elevator repair and maintenance:  
Approved for elevator repair and maintenance are:
-          A&F Elevator    http://www.afelevatorinc.com
-          EMR Elevator    http://www.emrelevator.com
Security Systems: FaceKey’s biometric, fingerprint-based, access control systems and time clocks permit managers to restrict facility access to authorized persons. The system also lowers labor costs, preventing buddies from punching in for other workers, and reducing unauthorized overtime.  http://www.facekey.com
Capital Program Management:
Approved as owner’s advocates for construction management are:
-          CapitalSoft  -  software designed to provide a web-based solution to monitor and manage capital programs. http://www.capitalsoft.com
-          Atser – Oversight of project scope and deliverables by monitoring cost, schedule and quality http://www.atser.com
Governmental entities may access these legally- and competitively-bid facility contracts after signing an interlocal agreement. For more information, contact 713-696-2122 or go to www.choicepartners.org .