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Building Operator Certification (BOC) Now a Preferred Program for Government Employees

Seattle, WA - July 29: The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) has been awarded a Facilities Maintenance and Management - Schedule 03FAC contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government.

The five-year contract allows for Federal customers to efficiently register employees for NEEC’s Building Operator Certification (BOC®) courses and webinars at a favorable price. GSA establishes long-term government wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. NEEC’s inclusion as a GSA Schedule 03FAC vendor enables all government agencies to obtain the BOC training at approved pricing and with license terms from a trusted vendor.

The GSA Schedule 03FAC award is the culmination of a rigorous process in which the GSA carefully evaluates companies to determine their proficiency and suitability for providing products and/or services to the Federal government. The assessment covers an array of an organization’s capabilities, including organizational structure, performance history, customer satisfaction, and other criteria.

In awarding NEEC a GSA Schedule 03FAC contract, the Federal government has determined that the company is recognized as a preferred vendor that is fully authorized to conduct business directly with Federal government agencies.

"NEEC is very pleased to make our services available through the GSA," said Stan Price, Executive Director of NEEC. "By streamlining and standardizing the procurement process, our GSA Schedule 03FAC contract helps NEEC and prospective government clients focus on what matters most, training personnel on energy efficient building operations to reduce energy consumption and utility bills for all agencies ."

Federal, State, and local agencies can obtain information about NEEC’s GSA Schedule 03FAC contract services on the GSA Advantage web site at: www.gsaadvantage.gov (search for Contract Number:GS-21F-093BA) or by contacting NEEC and the BOC program directly at 1-877-850-4793. NEEC’s services are offered under the Special Item Number (SIN) 871-203, Training on Energy Management and the award is effective May 21, 2014 to May 20, 2019.

NEEC’s training programs also support compliance with Federal Executive Order 13423 Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management and 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. BOC supports the goals to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Federal facilities through operator training, one of the core strategies in both orders. 

NEEC would also like to acknowledge the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) for supporting this initiative through financing made available through Northwest utilities. NEEA is a longtime supporter of NEEC’s training programs and is an important energy efficiency advocate in the Northwest. NEEA identifies barriers and opportunities to drive market adoption of energy efficiency products, services and practices for the benefit of utilities, consumers and the region.

About NEEC

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is a non-profit business association of the energy efficiency industry. NEEC’s mission is to promote policies and programs that enhance market opportunities for energy efficiency. NEEC is a national provider of a range of services from Energy Benchmarking technical support to training and credentialing through the Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program.

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