Gaithersburg, Md. – November 8, 2011 – Mercury Associates, Inc., the largest independent fleet management consulting firm in North America, announced today that the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Governmentwide Policy has awarded the company a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for services to support Federal agencies in fulfilling the requirements of Presidential Memorandum – Federal Fleet Performance. The contract term is for as many as five years and has a potential value of $5 million.

The Federal Government operates the largest fleet in America, with more than 650,000 vehicles. Its fleet-related goals include reducing vehicle capital and operating costs, petroleum consumption, and greenhouse-gas emissions through the optimization of fleet size and composition and other fleet management process improvements.

As stipulated in the May 24, 2011 Presidential Memorandum, GSA has provided guidance for agencies through Federal Management Regulation Bulletin B-30. The bulletin advises agencies on development of a Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM) to determine their optimum fleet inventory and eliminate non-essential vehicles. Each agency must submit a VAM report and fleet management plan to GSA by February 17, 2012.

Mercury’s contract (BPA # GS-00I-11-AA-C-0198) allows agencies to retain the firm to assist in completing specific projects and/or to provide ongoing, on-site staff support services, such as those it currently provides to the Department of Homeland Security under another Federal Supply Schedule contract. Federal agencies can award Task Orders for services related to VAM studies and right-sizing, as well as assistance in such areas as:

  • Lease vs. own analysis
  • Vehicle optimal replacement cycle determination
  • Fleet replacement planning
  • Fleet condition assessments
  • Fleet operations best practices
  • Fleet management information system studies and implementation support
  • Policy and procedure development

About Mercury Associates, Inc

Mercury Associates, Inc. has served more than 500 private and public-sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as ARAMARK, BNSF Railway, Genentech, Laidlaw, and Sprint; Federal agencies including NASA, GSA, Homeland Security, Interior, and State; and 33 of America’s 50 largest cities. Mercury also delivers fleet management consulting services worldwide through its network of international affiliates. Mercury’s previous work for Federal clients includes a VAM study for GSA’s internal fleet and fleet right sizing recommendations for the Departments of State and Homeland Security. The company is a U.S. Department of Defense and Small Business Administration certified small business enterprise. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Mercury Associates has consultants located throughout the U.S. For more information, visit