Driven by a need to speed projects to market, federal agencies are drawing heavily on accelerated delivery methods to move stimulus-funded work into the express lane. More than ever, traditional stand-alone procurement will take a back seat on federal jobs, as many new opportunities end up with firms holding existing “task order” contracts. + Image Source: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Chart: Rommel Alama / ENR The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Will Award $1.1 Billion in Stimulus Work Photo: Army Corps of Engineers Barracks at Ft. Lee, Va., a $120-million project, will be built under IDIQ contract. The Obama
Offshore wind seeks a place in the U.S. power mix, with the start-up imminent of a 30-MW Rhode Island wind farm, America’s first. European competitors and oil-sector veterans are bringing technology and cost efficiency.