WILMINGTON, NC – Utility Management Services, Inc., a Wilmington-based utility bill auditing and analysis firm, is among five awardees throughout the nation to earn the latest Commercial Utilities Program (CUP) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Huntsville, Alabama.
This award makes Utility Management Services, Inc. (UMS) eligible to bid on future CUP task orders for specific site needs as they’re released by the federal agency. This is the first award of its type for UMS.
“We are proud of this award and look forward to future opportunities to work with the USACE and other federal government entities,” said Brian Coughlan, President and Founder of UMS. “Earning one of the five awards within this MATOC will allow us to demonstrate our expertise at one of the highest levels possible.”
For this MATOC, which is focused on utility management consulting services, Coughlan will serve as the Project Manager on future task orders secured by UMS. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Coughlan is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Certified Energy Procurement Professional, and Certified Demand Side Management Professional.
The task orders expected from this MATOC will include rate case intervention – a process with which UMS is extremely familiar.
The USACE works to strengthen the nation’s security by building and maintaining infrastructure, providing military facilities where service members train, work, and live, and researching and developing technology to further protect America’s interests – all through engineering expertise that is focused on the promotion of stability and improvement of quality of life.
The US Army Engineering and Support Center – Huntsville, which houses the Huntsville USACE Chapter, provides specialized technical expertise, global engineering solutions, and cutting-edge innovations through centrally managed programs in support of national interests.
UMS was founded in 1998 by former power company executive, Brian Coughlan, with a mission to help businesses of all sizes and types combat rising utility costs. From his years of industry experience, Coughlan knew that selecting the best rate structure was a responsibility left to the customer and that most business owners did not have the knowledge nor time to decipher the complex information released by power providers.
Having grown from a small home office more than 20 years ago, the firm’s corporate office in Wilmington, NC employs a full-time staff of 15 with dozens of sales representatives throughout the eastern United States.
For more information, visit www.utilmanagement.com