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FAS acquisition efforts supported USACE in removing water from flooded transit systems
FAS acquisition efforts supported USACE
in removing water from flooded transit systems.

FAS Recovery Support

The challenge of removing all the water inundating New York City transit systems after Superstorm Sandy was so immense that city and state agencies needed federal assistance. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in providing the critical items and services that were needed for immediate recovery support.

FAS tapped into its wide acquisition network of product and service providers to accommodate a diverse set of requirements such as generators, hoses, diesel, and gas fuel, as well as remediation services. They were able to deliver on a daunting list of critical requirements, often on the same day as they were ordered: 14,000 feet of 8-inch pipe, 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 1,000 gallons of regular unleaded, and a large capacity pump able to move 15,000 gallons of water per minute.

The tunnels connecting Manhattan with New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Queens are passable, in part, because of the market research of GSA’s FAS network in support of the USACE. The response to Hurricane Sandy proved the dedication of the FAS team and showcased the strength of their supply chain.

 

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