Industry leading Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) firm strives to make improving the health, comfort and energy efficiency of educational facilities easier through a new lead public agency contract with E&I Cooperative Services.
Clearwater, FL Pure Air Control Services, Inc. (Pure Air) announces a new vendor partnership with E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) that will make it easier for E&I’s members to procure IAQ testing, analytical and remediation services.
Institutions from K-12 to higher education have long been caught in a budgetary balancing act to provide for the optimal maintenance of their buildings and equipment. Oftentimes there is little room for preventative maintenance and facility managers are left using funds address immediate needs or crises. To further complicate this matter, procurement sometimes does not realize that deferring maintenance is actually costlier than being proactive.
Consider this: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that 1 in 6 people who suffer from allergies do so as a result of bacteria or fungi being distributed through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. This can directly impact the health and productivity of students, faculty and staff. Over time, dust and debris can build up within the HVAC system and, if not properly addressed, can be detrimental to the odor, thermal comfort and energy efficiency of the building.
“We are excited to join the E&I portfolio by becoming a trusted supplier for Indoor Air Quality,” said Alan Wozniak, President of Pure Air Control Services. “E&I is one of the oldest and most reputable cooperative purchasing agencies in the U.S. We are encouraged that their members can now realize the health and energy benefits of improved IAQ with our services!”
Pure Air Control Services, Inc. E&I contract number CNR-01446 is based on the adoption of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) RFQ070814-01. This agreement has the benefit of an additional layer of compliance distinguishing it as Lead Public Agency (LPA) awarded.
Contract Highlights Include:
• Experienced indoor air and environmental quality testing
• Detailed, easy-to-understand reporting
• Proprietary HVAC cleaning and restoration
• Extensive experience and history in the educational marketplace
• Locked-in price ceiling, negotiable based on specific project needs
Not only does Pure Air offer these vital testing and improvement services, but their unique turn-key approach of working with institutions, consultants, and architects allows them to resolve indoor air quality issues quickly and efficiently.
“We’re proud to offer our members the important services available through Pure Air,” said David Ott, E&I Portfolio Support Executive. “Indoor air quality is a crucial aspect of facilities maintenance, and our members can put their trust in the quality and expertise behind Pure Air’s decades of knowledge in IAQ.”
A recent report published by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that states cut K-12 and higher education funding as a result of the 2007-09 recession and have not really recovered.
The report also said, “Because schools rely so heavily on state aid, cuts to state funding (especially formula funding) generally force local school districts to scale back educational services, raise more revenue to cover the gap, or both.”
The good news for schools is that cooperative services agencies, such as E&I, essentially handle the bid process for their member schools (saving the schools time and money) by competitively awarding vendor partner contracts that their members can then use to directly procure goods and services.
The value of using a fully compliant, pre-bid cooperative contract is that it saves the member institution time and money over procuring services through a competitive bid process – a process that can take 60-90 days from writing the RFQ to awarding the contract to the commencement of work. Using a cooperative purchasing vehicle can be extremely helpful should an emergency situation arise that requires immediate action.
As focus on cost savings through better energy efficiency remains constant, awareness towards how poor IAQ can affect the bottom line through people costs continues to grow. E&I members can now make a difference in both categories with IAQ services from Pure Air Control Services, Inc
For more information on Pure Air Control Services, Inc., and their E&I Cooperative Services contract please contact Alan Wozniak at 1-800-422-7873 ext. 802 or Contact Us.
About Pure Air Control Services, Inc.
Pure Air Control Services, Inc. was established in 1984 as a small, mechanical, contracting firm and has since set the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis, environmental laboratory and remediation. Pure Air Control Services has serviced more than 600 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.
The company’s nationally performed services include: Building Sciences evaluations; Building Health Check IAQ assessments; a CDC ELITE Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; HVAC New Life Restoration and PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning/Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services.
About E&I Cooperative Services
E&I Cooperative Services is the only member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative solely focused on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services through a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts and consulting services. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of its nationwide membership, E&I helps higher education and K-12 institutions reduce costs, optimize supply chain efficiencies, and save time on the RFP process. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards. For more information, please visit: www.eandi.org