Alares was awarded with the following contracts:
- 6 EUL Contracts with VA
- House Doctor Contract with DHCD of Mass
- VA Facility Asset Assessments
- VA Retro Commissioning
Alares Awarded Contracts with the VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Enhanced-Use Lease Program (EUL) provides a mechanism for a non-VA entity to develop and operate supportive housing for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families on VA property. These EUL projects provide safe, affordable living arrangements near health care providers, which contribute to a positive health care outcome for Veterans. The EUL program is managed through the Office of Asset Enterprise Management (OAEM). The OAEM executes the Building Utilization Review and Repurposing (BURR) initiative, whereby unused and underused land and buildings that are existing VA property is evaluated for homeless housing projects through both public-private collaboration and VA’s EUL program. Alares has been awarded 6 different contracts to assist the OAEM in developing the following new EUL locations: Marion, IN, Menlo Park & Monterey, CA, Prescott, AZ, Tuskegee, AL and Augusta/Dublin, GA.
Alares Welcomed to the House Doctor Program
Alares was selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department Designer Selection Committee to be a part of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) House Doctor Program for the Bureau of Housing Development and Construction. Alares was one of many talented pools of consultants that were selected to work with DHCD on the capital projects at state-aided, local housing authorities. Alares signed a Structural Engineering contract with DHCD, which became effective as of July 1, 2020.
Awarded Retro-Commissioning Contract for VISN 1
The Veterans Administration awarded Alares with a contract totally $770K to conduct retro commissioning services, which inspects HVAC equipment, for VISN1*. VISN1 consist of 11 VA Medical facilities located in New England.
Albany VAMC Boiler Replacement Project
VA awarded the Albany, NY Boiler Replacement Project to Alares! The project includes design and construction period services for replacing the primary boilers serving the Albany VAMC main hospital. The goal of the project is to improve the boiler plant’s reliability and efficiency.
*VISN= Veterans Integrated Service Network. VA’s Veterans Health Administration is divided into 21 areas called VISNs