Case Study:

Fort Bliss

14 Years at the Army’s Largest Installation - Fort Bliss

The US Army Garrison at Fort Bliss, Texas, is the largest installation in FORSCOM (United States Army Forces Command) and is home to America’s Tank Division.

Situation

In 2007, Fort Bliss leadership sought an AbilityOne provider that could optimize their Total Facilities Management costs. 

Solution

PRIDE Industries was one of the few qualified vendors that could provide this level of work and was a natural fit to replace the existing vendor.

As an AbilityOne provider, PRIDE Industries hires, trains, and continuously supports employees who are blind or who have other significant disabilities, giving them valuable job skills and an independent life.

Services Provided

  • Facility Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
  • Between Occupancy Maintenance (BOC)
  • Glass, grounds & street maintenance
  • HVAC & appliances
  • Pest control
  • Materials warehouse
  • Sign making
  • Solar panels
  • Vehicle wash facilities
  • Self-Help/U-Do-It services
  • Call center operations

Results

  • >100% increase in the installation’s service requirements since 2007
  • 2020 renewal of contract
  • $6M in procurement value savings
  • 452 team members employed
  • 70% of team members have a documented disability 
  • 230 Subcontractors and vendors employed though the contract
  • >85% are local

Awards

  • Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Veterans Commission for Commitment to Veteran Employment
  • AUSA Business Partner of the Year
  • Texas Governor’s Annual Employment Award
  • Texas DARS Business of the Year

Highlights

452

team members employed

$6M saved

in procurement costs

70%

of workforce with a documented disability

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