Jacobs Selected by UK Environment Agency for Ecological Services
PASADENA, Calif., 12/09/2014 –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was selected as a key partner under the United Kingdom’s National Ecological Services Framework (EcoSF2), to provide specialist ecological services to support the UK Environment Agency’s technical and monitoring responsibilities.
Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted the framework is effective immediately and runs for an initial period of two years, with the option to extend the contract for two additional 12-month periods.
Under the terms of the framework, Jacobs has the opportunity to bid for projects focused on macroinvertebrates, macrophytes, fish, geomorphology and habitat enhancement. The scope of work Jacobs is providing includes freshwater ecology and geomorphology services, plus occasional transitional and coastal ecology services as required.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bob Duff stated, “We are delighted to be involved with the EcoSF2, and to be expanding our work with the Environment Agency. As a leading provider of comprehensive environmental services and sustainable solutions, we look forward to leveraging our extensive laboratory, consultancy and fieldwork experience to help the Environment Agency deliver its plans under the framework.”
The UK Environment Agency is an executive non-departmental public body responsible to the UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Its principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development.
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.
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Source: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.