In response to the Recovery Act, which places an emphasis on infrastructure improvements, the General Services Administration is issuing energy services purchase agreements to assist federal agencies with projects that enhance compliance with energy and green building requirements.

These projects ultimately are intended to create new jobs, transform new and existing federal buildings into green buildings with decreased energy consumption and improve the condition of valuable aging assets.

George Bevan, president of Shaw’s environmental & infrastructure group, said: “As a provider of sustainability solutions such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and energy management services for more than 13 years, Shaw has the capabilities to help clients such as the US federal government meet its green initiative goals.

“Shaw’s continued investment in environmental, infrastructure and energy initiatives will support our clients as they look to achieve sustainability through guidelines such as those outlined in the Recovery Act.”

Shaw is one of multiple firms selected to compete on task orders with a maximum contract value of $500m through 2014, if all options are exercised. The amount to be booked to Shaw’s Environmental & Infrastructure segment’s second quarter fiscal year 2010 backlog of unfilled orders was undisclosed.

The period of performance for this contract will be no longer than five years, consisting of a maximum one-year base period, two one-year option periods and the ability to earn up to two one-year option periods.