Annual Contracts

Annual contracts have been a staple of our firm’s work throughout its history. We have found that in order to maintain our staffing level we must take on smaller projects to fill the gaps in the schedules that are inherent with larger new construction projects. These projects are typically undertaken in the form of annual contracts. Thompson Consulting Engineers currently has prime annual contracts with five school districts and two municipalities, and are working as consultants for several architectural firms on their annual contracts.

The firm has extensive experience with annual contracts for local governments, school systems, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Defense. With several of these clients, our firm has been selected multiple times for their annual contracts based on performance. The firm has had a total of 21 annual contracts over the past 10 years.

Our current contracts are with the following clients:

  • Albemarle County Public Schools
  • Chesterfield County and Chesterfield  County Public Schools
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Gloucester County
  • City of Hampton and Hampton City Schools
  • Henrico County and Henrico County Public Schools
  • James City County
  • City of Newport News and Newport News Public Schools
  • Chesapeake Public School  (as Consultant to two Architects)
  • Essex County Public Schools (as Consultant to one Architect)
  • Hanover County (as Consultant to one Architect)
  • City of Suffolk (as Consultant to one Architect)
  • Virginia Beach City Public School (as Consultant to two Architects)
  • Williamsburg/James City County Schools (as Consultant to one Architect)

Our past non-DOD contracts include the following:

  • City of Hampton and Hampton City Schools – open-end contract; several awards
  • City of Newport News and Newport News Public Schools – several awards
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools Indoor Air Quality Engineering – 3-year and 5-year contracts
  • Norfolk Public Schools – open-end contract
  • Albemarle County Public Schools
  • Williamsburg/James City County Schools – several awards
  • Virginia Community College System open-end contract, several awards
  • Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority open-end contract, several awards
  • Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation open-end contract (as consultant to one architect)
  • Old Dominion University (as consultant to one architect)

Past annual contract projects have included the following types of work:

  • Replacement of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps
  • Replacement of entire school HVAC systems
  • Replacement of rooftop package units, split dx systems, water-source heat pumps
  • Air conditioning systems for non-air conditioned schools
  • Replacement of pneumatic controls with DDC controls
  • Conversion of fuel oil boilers to natural gas; removal of underground oil storage tanks
  • Mitigation of asbestos containing materials and mold contaminated materials
  • Installation of emergency generators
  • Replacement of lighting systems
  • Upgrading electrical services and interior power distribution
  • Replacement and/or installation of new fire alarm systems