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    Q: If the government were to take a Complete Facilities Maintenance approach, how could this be structured? How should service types be grouped? Would these types of services differ based on building type or are there similar maintenance services that cross all properties?
     
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    deeron51
    A Complete Facilities Maintenance approach shoud begin with the selection of a CMMS that can be used throughout the inventory. A good CMMS is the backbone of any maintenance program. This system will allow asset tracking to include all maintenance cost...Read More
    CSDEASTNC
    Maybe a good place to start would be with want the Government has already done.The Government via DLA has developed a Prime Vendor program designed to permit facility maintenance activities to order maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) to include...Read More
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    Q. When a service request falls outside of the statement of work (SOW) or pre-established scope of expected services within a contract, how has your firm addressed these requests by the client? How do you address requests that require your staff to purchase a tool or product that was...(more)
     
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    Last Activity: 4/18/2014 4:36 PM
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    llawless1960
    My company offers two software solutions that can benefit BMOs. CoreVista - PC/Enterprise applications track inventory/assets required for building maintenance and operations. CoreAsset is a subscription-based Cloud solution that tracks equipment...Read More
    CMCUSA
    Q. When a service request falls outside of the statement of work (SOW) or pre-established scope of expected services within a contract, how has your firm addressed these requests by the client?·        Do you...Read More
    1115skip
    Q. When a service request falls outside of the statement of work (SOW) or pre-established scope of expected services within a contract, how has your firm addressed these requests by the client?  Yes we have.  We immediately request a...Read More
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    Q. What is a typical geographic territory size that your small business can cover? Based on workforce size and other factors, is your company’s service area focused on single metro area(s) or do you have a multi-state territory, etc.? Is your service area dependent on the type of services you offer (e.g. does General Mechanical services tend to encompass a larger coverage area than Janitorial services)?
     
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    jerrydtate
    Our company, Ben Fitzgerald Real Estate Services, LLC dba Rosemark performs facility maintenance services, operations and maintenence services, custodial services, and other related Government contract services.  Our company has performed these...Read More
    StephSieradzki
    Good morning,The McHenry Management Group (TMMG) is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). We assist organizations with virtually any engineering, logistics, or program development challenge. Most related to BMO, we provide services supporting systems...Read More
    bwilson
    Good Afternoon, Service-Tech Corporation provides specialized Industrial Cleaning, HVAC System/Ductwork Cleaning and Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning to many Federal Customers in the contiguous 48, many, but not all are GAS contract projects.  Each...Read More
    ckreter
    American Telecom Solutions is a small business headquartered in Severna Park, MD, but with offices in Tampa, Denver, and San Diego.   We provide large public and private organizations with telecommunication solutions (VoIP, video-conferencing, voice...Read More
    cwtesco
    Our Company, C&W-TESCO, Inc. provides HVAC Commissioning as well as Testing, Adjusting and Balancing.  Our home office is located just outside of Richmond, VA.  We cover projects usually within a 250 mile radius which covers all of the...Read More
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    Q: Facilities Management is a service we are considering including under the new BMO strategic sourcing solution. How would you define federal government Facilities Management?
     
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    deeron51
    Federal Government Facilities Management should begin with an inventory of facilities and facility types.Once this is accomplished the requirements of the Facility Management providers, and the Facility Management scope of work can be developed. A office...Read More
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    Q: What type(s) of data should the government be monitoring or capturing concerning BMO services? As a member of the BMO industry, how have you previously gone about collecting these types of data for past government or commercial customers?
     
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    BornsteinSong
    I suggest a Cost-Benefit Analysis which will gather data on the Economic & Social Costs of Job LosProf. Samuel D. Bornstein 
    vivicaw
    It is wonderful to collect data of all sorts.  However, we have discovered that most GSA buildings do not even know what blueprints or building plans they have.  The push to digitize and organize that information has been deemed as too...Read More
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    Q: Are there innovative solutions related to building maintenance and operations that are not yet being utilized by the government and that could lead to increased efficiency and/or performance?
     
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    Last Activity: 3/6/2014 8:50 AM
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    mshughes2000
    Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile. To take full advantage of this transformation, organizations need to rethink the way they manage physical office space. Decreasing real property costs by reducing office space without compromising mission...Read More
    Bob Rouse - TCIA
    Consider asking building maintenance contractors to follow ANSI A300 Tree Care Management standards.  Following the A300 standards decreases cost by increasing service quality and avoiding incorrect tree care practices.  In the case...Read More
    Bob Rouse - TCIA
    Consider asking building maintenance contractors to follow ANSI A300 Tree Care Management standards.  Following the A300 standards decreases cost by increasing service quality and avoiding incorrect tree care practices.  In the case...Read More
    GSABMO Blogger
    The BMO development team really appreciates these comments. We’re looking at these and taking them into consideration. 
    Wayne Armoogam
    Photoluminescent technology has to be integrated into facilities maintenance as it has no power consumption, no operating costs and requires no maintenance. Products are consistent with a global initiative to go green.
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    Answers to questions submitted by industry participants during the GSA Building Maintenance & Operations services virtual Industry Day, held January 29, 2014
     
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      GSA is just beginning to set the path for the future Building Maintenance & Operations (BMO) services strategic sourcing program. However, one thing is for sure--once completed, the building maintenance and operations services covered by this new solution will be available for ALL federal agencies to use.  
     
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      The Building Maintenance & Operations (BMO) services strategic sourcing development team is working to develop its menu of best practices and future acquisition solution. Last month, GSA hosted a web conference, dedicated to engaging commercial industry and BMO service providers. Over 300 individuals from around the country participated, generating over 400 comments and questions about the future BMO program. (A complete list of these questions and our answers will be posted within the next two weeks).  
     
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      In 2013, Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) was selected as one of five new commodity categories to be considered as a potential Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI). GSA, in addition to a team comprised of representatives from 18 federal agencies, is now in the process of developing a government-wide program designed to improve the way the federal government purchases and manages these types of services.   
     
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    williamsraj
    I agree that there should be some way to ensure that favoritism is rooted out of the government contracting process when awarding contracts to people they know. In order to avoid unfair tilting of the playing field to the advantage of a few friend...Read More
    BornsteinSong
    My suggestion, at this time, is to use the FSSI to enhance competition rather than restrain competition as is evidenced by the FSSI for OS2. I am also particularly concerned that GSA will continue its practice of awarding FSSI BPAs to a select few while...Read More
    derek.supple@jci.com
    This is not really a request for clarification regarding the BMO RFI, but out of curiosity, what are the other 4  new commodity categories considered for FSSI (in addition to BM&O)?  Are those outlined somewhere?
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    Derek: Thanks for your question. The four potential solutions to date, besides BMO, are Rental Cars, Furniture, Large Desktop Publishing and Cyber Security. Human Resources Services and Training also is under consideration. All of these programs are in...Read More
    asax@alsi.us.com
    1. Use the industry standard cleaning production rates (BOMA, IFMA) for all GSA Janitorial Contracts. This will improve quality control across the board and all vendors will be required to staff properties appropriately. 2. Utilize the latest...Read More

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