Extended for another four to eight years, the contracts together are worth about $2.9 million annually.
"New Mexico law requires that contracts be re-competed after a maximum term of eight years. We welcome that competition, and we're pleased that the strong work of our talented project teams, in partnership with our clients, led to CH2M HILL OMI's selection again in all three cities," says Elisa M. Speranza, president of CH2M HILL OMI. "We appreciate the opportunity to continue serving the thousands of citizens in these progressive communities."
In Eldorado, the Eldorado Area Water and Sanitation District board voted June 17 to renew its contract with CH2M HILL OMI for up to four more years, extending the contract through June 2012. The partnership originally began in 2004, and CH2M HILL OMI handles water production and distribution, meter reading, billing/collection and customer service for the district.
In Grants, the City Council voted July 29 to renew CH2M HILL OMI's contract for eight more years. CH2M HILL OMI has operated and maintained the Grants water production and distribution systems and the wastewater collection and treatment plant for 20 years. In addition, CH2M HILL OMI's responsibilities include groundskeeping and landscaping services for the parks, cemeteries and other public areas, services that the company has managed since 2000.
And in Taos, the Town Council voted unanimously July 15 to renew CH2M HILL OMI's contract for up to eight more years. CH2M HILL OMI has managed the Taos wastewater treatment facility and the biosolids recycling and reuse program since 1992.
In addition to serving the Eldorado, Grants and Taos communities, CH2M HILL OMI also operates and maintains the water and wastewater systems in Farmington, Las Campanas and Rio Rancho, N.M.
Clients in government and industry rely on the people of CH2M HILL OMI to provide a range of custom-tailored operations and maintenance solutions. The company's services include water and wastewater system optimization; contract O&M of water, wastewater and other utilities; and complete municipal operations, including administration, public works and community development -- all backed by a commitment to safety, quality, innovation and customer service. Founded by CH2M HILL in 1980, the Denver-based company serves clients in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.omi.ch2mhill.com.
Employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, management and operations for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With more than $5 billion in revenue and 25,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2008). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of energy, water, transportation, environmental, nuclear and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer, including being named by FORTUNE as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of America's Most Admired Companies (2008). For more information, visit www.ch2mhill.com.
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