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March 24, 2020

Eco-Alpha Featured as Small Business Working on the California High-Speed Rail Authority Project

Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc. provided detailed facilities operation and maintenance cost estimation analysis for train platforms and heavy maintenance facilities for the California High-Speed Rail project. 

SACRAMENTO, CA, Mar. 24, 2020 — Eco-Alpha’s team of facilities operation and maintenance engineering professionals performed a detailed facilities operation and maintenance cost estimation analysis for train platforms and heavy maintenance facilities for the California High-Speed Rail Authority mega transportation project. Eco-Alpha, as part of the CHSRA Small Business Program, partnered with Deutsche Bahn Engineering and Consulting, Inc., and ACI, Inc., in support of the Early Train Operator (ETO) program planning efforts for Valley to Valley and Phase I Draft California High-Speed Rail Authority 2020 Business Plan. Eco-Alpha’s work included development of facilities staffing allocations and cost estimates for operation and maintenance of key equipment, roads and grounds maintenance, and custodial services for each facility. All deliverables were completed on-time and on budget.

“As a DGS certified small business, having worked on multiple projects throughout the state, we have an acute knowledge of the engineering staffing and unique technical considerations for implementing a project of this scale and magnitude.” 

–  Melanie Okoro, PhD, CEO and Co-Owner

Small Business Participation Goals

The small business (SB) participation goal is a combined goal of 30 percent for all small businesses inclusive of Micro/Small Businesses (SB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE). The 30 percent goal includes 10 percent DBE participation and 3 percent DVBE.

“While our goals are to always add value to every project, we also have an opportunity to support the small business goals for the CHSRA; a significant achievement on a long-standing transportation project.” 

– Uzoma Okoro, President of Engineering and Co-Owner

The Business Advisory Council

Eco-Alpha’s leadership is proud to serve on the Authority’s Business Advisory Council (BAC) representing the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce. The BAC works in conjunction with the Small Business Program to serve as a forum to provide essential input to the Authority regarding practices that impact the small business community. Representation is comprised of statewide construction and professional service business trade associations.

To learn more about Eco-Alpha’s work on the project, check out the latest CHSRA Small Business Fact Sheet.

About Eco-Alpha

Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc. offers environmental professional services and engineering professional development and consulting throughout the state of California. Eco-Alpha is a 100% minority and women-owned family company and is proud to be comprised of a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and consultants. Eco-Alpha is a DGS Certified Small Business (Micro): 2007925 and a California Public Utilities Clearinghouse (CPUC) Certified Women-Minority Small Business: 20365957. Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc. has a roster of clients including the California High Speed Rail Authority, California Department of General Services, City of West Sacramento, DB Engineering and Consulting, Inc., ACI, Inc., Vitalant, Kitchell, and more.

For more information visit www.eco-alpha.com.

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