PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - Robert Renzella was able to get the Grounds Guys enrolled in the Simplified Acquisition Program with US Federal Contractor Registration. This program allowed The Grounds Guys to gain 2 Large Federal Contracts during their first few months on the program.

About Simplified Acquisition Contract

Procurement officers use the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) to review federal contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. FAPIIS is a system that is designed for large vendors requiring many hours to be updated for each awarded contract. Simplified acquisition contacts are designed for small businesses and can be awarded without the contracting officer referencing FAPIIS since they are under the $150,000.00 threshold. Simplified Acquisition Contracts give an edge to businesses with limited or no past performance in that they by-pass FAPIIS which is a past performance retrieval system. Simplified Acquisition contracts offer an easier federal buying process for both the purchasing officer and small business vendor. Unlike a normal bid where vendors must supply an exact quotation for the services or goods, a simplified acquisition contract allows Procurement Officers to pay with SMART Pay Cards or blanket purchase agreements. Simplified Acquisition purchases, like micro-purchase agreements, simplified acquisition contracts can be issued immediately and in large volume if required. The Simplified Acquisition Program allows business to receive Federal Contracts under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold.

Below are the contracts that were secured by The Grounds Guys on the Simplified Acquisition Program

NAICS: 561730 -- Seasonal property maintenance services (i.e., snow plowing in winter, landscaping during other seasons)

Contracting Office: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Eastern Region Acquisition, 200 Granby Street, Suite 815 Norfolk, VA 23510

$ 161,587.18 for 5 years

The Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Weather Service, Coraopolis, PA, is soliciting a requirement for grounds maintenance services at the Greenville-Spartanburg Weather Forecast Office. Award of a firm fixed price purchase order is anticipated utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures.

Grounds Maintenance Services, US Army Reserve Facilities Coraopolis PA base plus four option years

$51,694.56 for 5 years

Quote from The Grounds Guys about Robert Renzella and Simplified Acquisition Program

“The US Federal Contracting Registration Company provides business owners with the tools needed to bid and win Government contracts. The Grounds Guys have been successful with bidding and winning two Government contracts, totaling $213,281.74 over five years, in the first year of working with the US Federal Contracting Registration Company. Robert R has been a great resource for The Grounds Guys from start to growth. Robert R has provided training and guidance when needed as The Grounds Guys continues to grow and expand in the world of Government Contracting.” Ashley Ungerman, Owner The Grounds Guys.

About Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys are a professional landscape management company dedicated to making a difference in every property we maintain. Our skilled landscape technicians are committed to giving your property the attention and care it deserves.

Grounds Guys Capabilities Statement

The Grounds Guys have always focused on one thing: satisfying our customers’ landscaping needs. We deliver that satisfaction through our comprehensive range of expert services: lawn maintenance, site enhancement, tree planting and moving, fertilization and pest control, irrigation, storm damage removal, outdoor lighting, Spring and Fall clean-up including leaf removal as well as snow and ice management. Landscaping is not just a science, but an art that requires good observation and design. The Grounds Guys understand the elements of nature and construction and the importance of blending the two accordingly. We are a professional landscape management company -- a dedicated group of horticulture enthusiasts, skilled landscape technicians and results-driven account managers committed to providing you with timely, reliable and thorough landscape solutions that add value to your business or property.

As important as what we do for you is how we do it: our committed team will coordinate every aspect of your landscaping program, providing you with a customized grounds plan to create a cohesive look amidst the diversity of your community. Our pros are dedicated to servicing all our customers’ landscape needs year round.

Commercial landscape maintenance requires a different set of skills than taking care of the grass and gardens of a home. Commercial spaces are more precise and professional in appearance and require mowing and trimming be neat and clean. Walkways and parking lots need to be impeccable. Commercial lawns also tend to be much larger and require specialized equipment to get the job done in a timely manner. The Grounds Guys have the knowledge, tools and experience to handle commercial landscapes of all sizes and styles. Commercial landscape maintenance includes:

  • Flower and Bed Care. Pruning, weeding, dead-heading flowers and mulching are all part of the flower and bed care services.
  • Spring and Fall Clean Up. Clearing debris, preparing beds for the season and removing leaves in the fall are just a few of the seasonal clean up jobs that are part of commercial grounds care.
  • Grounds Enhancements. From floral arrangements, planning of annual gardens, mulching and more, our team can plan a landscape that perfectly suits your needs.
  • Parking Lot Maintenance. Regular sweeping and clearing of debris, seal coating, line striping and performing repairs are some of the ways we can take care of your parking lot.

In terms of snow and ice control services, The Grounds Guys team will work with you to cultivate a snow removal and ice management program tailored to your property prior to any snowfall.

Our team begins by monitoring your property and taking note of curbs, fire hydrants and other hazards that may not be visible after the snow falls, ensuring your site receives gold medal service. Our committed team is on the job 24/7, monitoring meteorological data, keeping you informed of changes and standing by with the necessary equipment and manpower to endure any challenge Mother Nature has to offer. Your team with The Grounds Guys will also take the time to monitor dew points and asphalt temperatures, then properly calibrate equipment to ensure the right amount of salt is applied. By doing so, we minimize over salting, which impacts ground water and the environment.

To become a champion it takes strength, perseverance, dedication and determination. It takes the same attributes to create the perfect yard. That’s why when you choose to partner with our championship-caliber team, The Grounds Guys, you choose to bring home the gold. Our dedicated professionals believe in exceeding the expectations of our customers and focus on the small details to ensure each of our customers receive the gold medal of service

Business looking to get on the Simplified Acquisition Program Please call Robert Renzella at 877-252-2700 Ext 767

Government Contracting Officers or Prime Vendors please see below to hire The Grounds Guys

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Contact Information:

The Grounds Guys of Mt Lebanon
P: (412) 518-8988
C: (412) 969-8559
803 Woodbourne Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15226