Jacobs Engineering awarded $25M contract by U.S. OBO
Jacobs was selected by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, or OBO, to provide commissioning services. This is Jacobs' second consecutive commissioning services contract with OBO, which is responsible for U.S. diplomatic missions, including embassies and consulates. OBO estimates the five-year contract at $25M, with a base year and four option years of $5M each. Commissioning services will help OBO understand building system requirements and improve system performance using engineering and construction expertise. In addition to reducing the total cost of ownership and resolving issues early, commissioning services increase energy efficiency, and is a pre-requisite to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification.