URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) today announced that the Company, as a partner in a limited liability company (LLC) with Dewberry, has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide technical support for the agency’s Public Assistance Program throughout the United States and its territories. The five-year contract has a maximum value of $500 million to the partnership.
Under the terms of the contract, URS and its partner can compete for, or be assigned, task orders to provide engineering, scientific and architectural services following natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes. URS will assist FEMA, state and local governments, and private-nonprofit organizations with the assessment of disaster-related damages to public infrastructure, including determining methods of repair and associated cost estimates. URS will also assist with the monitoring of debris removal and disposal operations, and in the assessment of costs related to these and other emergency response activities.
Commenting on the contract, Gary V. Jandegian, President of Infrastructure & Environment for URS, said: “We are pleased to have been selected for this important assignment, which is our seventh consecutive award of this contract by FEMA and reflects our strength in disaster recovery services. Both URS and Dewberry have worked extensively with FEMA in the past, including providing several hundred staff to assist in the recovery operations related to Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Irene, as well as providing technical support in response to the 2011 Midwest floods. We look forward to continuing our relationship with FEMA with this contract.”
URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has more than 46,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 40 countries (