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Zia News Release

Zia Wins Nationwide Navy Support Contract
Zia has been awarded a nationwide Navy “SeaPort Next Generation” (NxG) contract for Engineering and Program Management services. The new contract was issued by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and will provide support for NAVSEA activities as well as other major Navy systems commands. The contract is a “streamlined” version of prior SeaPort vehicles that incorporates changes designed to reduce administrative overhead and provide for rapid online turnaround support to customers in 23 subareas of technical support under the top level Engineering and Program Management categories. Contracts were solicited from and were only awarded to those companies who could show a proven contract record of having provided prior direct support to Navy activities. Zia has a 14 year history of support to multiple Navy weapons test programs and activities at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). These programs are administered by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Port Hueneme, White Sands Detachment. Systems supported include the latest generation of Navy surface to air missiles and directed energy weapons. The contract has a base performance period of 5 years with an additional 5 year option. Performance is set to begin on January 2, 2019. For more information and to discuss opportunities using Zia’s SeaPort NxG vehicle or to join our team please see: SeaPort NxG - N00178-18-R-7000


Zia Meets with Key Government Program Managers (2018)
Over the past several months Zia managers have been very busy “on the road” attending a series of Southwest Region government and industry association sponsored conferences and events. These events provided an excellent opportunity to showcase Zia’s capabilities and provide “name recognition” to key decision makers. While attending Zia was able to meet with government acquisition and program managers and learn about their current priorities and upcoming support requirements as well as expand Zia’s network of potential teaming partners via discussion with other industry attendees. Among these events were the following: • Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Hood and the 901st Contracting Battalion’s 2018 “Forecast Forum” • SAME Fort Worth Post 1st 2018 Annual Government Industry Day featuring USACE Fort Worth, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Galveston Districts • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2018 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC) in Austin, Texas • The 17th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Small Business Forum & EXPO in Houston, TX Follow up “one on one” visits to contacts made at these events and additional travel and attendance at other upcoming industry days and conferences is planned for the remainder of the year.


Victoria Brown certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) (2017)
Victoria T. Brown has received her Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, the industry’s most recognized achievement of Project Managers. This credential is globally recognized and demanded. The PMP recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.


Zia awarded eFAST contract with the FAA (2018 – 2024)
The FAA selected Zia under a Master Ordering Agreement (MOA) contracting vehicle for two key functional areas of consulting support: Air Transportation Support (ATS) to provide environmental remediation, environmental assessments, facilities support and hydrologic analysis; and Engineering Services (ES) to provide civil engineering, erosion control, and environmental assessment and remediation. Zia has supported the FAA directly and indirectly (projects funded by FAA) throughout New Mexico and west Texas performing cultural and natural resources surveys and civil engineering design and construction management. The eFAST (electronic FAA accelerated and simplified tasks) MOA provides the FAA with direct acquisition opportunities through small business.


Zia continues support to Spaceport America! (2006 – 2022)
Zia has been awarded one of the environmental policy and cultural resources services contracts with Spaceport America (2018-2022). The New Mexico Spaceport Authority contracted Zia to complete various on-call environmental tasks for the Spaceport America site in Doña Ana and Sierra Counties, New Mexico. The project site encompasses New Mexico State Trust, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, and private lands. Zia will be providing services that include NEPA compliance, ESA compliance as well as cultural and biological impact mitigation plans during construction activities. Zia has continued supporting Spaceport America since 2006 conducting various cultural resources surveys and cultural data recovery activities including curation of artifacts; Threatened, Endangered, and other Special Status Species surveys; and numerous biological surveys, including nest surveys and monitoring. Victoria Brown, PMP, and Victor Gibbs, RPA, manage the on-call environmental tasks.


Zia awarded several cultural resources surveys with USDA NRCS (2018 – ongoing)
Zia is currently conducting intensive pedestrian cultural resources inventories for land management projects on private and New Mexico State Trust lands throughout New Mexico. Some of the current and recent past projects include:
Location
Survey Acreage
De Baca County, NM
232
Grant County, NM
596
Guadalupe County, NM
639
Harding County, NM
200
Lea County, NM
289
Lincoln County, NM
2,682
San Miguel County, NM
1,408
Socorro County, NM
675
Torrance County, NM
2,446
Union County, NM
471
Total
9,638
That’s a lot of trekking throughout New Mexico and we appreciate our seasoned professional team of field archaeologists headed by Victor Gibbs, RPA – Principal Investigator!


Rose Leyva receives 2nd HR certification
Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC is pleased to announce that Rose Leyva, PHR SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources for Zia Engineering, has met the experience, education and demonstrated Competency and Knowledge requirement as establish by the Society for Human Resource Management and received the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation. Rose received a Bachelor’s degree in Management from New Mexico State University in 1999 and has also been certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 1999. Rose has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has been with Zia Engineering since August 2014.


Zia awarded 5-yr contract for NRI – USDA NRCS (2015-2023)
Zia was recently completed four years (Base and 3 Options) by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) for conducting annual National Resources Inventories in Colorado and New Mexico.

NRCS New Mexico issued the new solicitation in April awarding to Zia another 5-year contract (total 9 years) to continue supporting the Natural Resources Inventory for New Mexico.

The work includes collection of rangeland resources data on selected sample sites (points) for the National Resources Inventory (NRI), Rangeland Field Study in each state. The NRI program is based upon scientific and rigorous sample survey protocols. Each state has a combination of Range, Pasture and Bureau of Land Management inventory sites in the state. Each inventory site is called a Segment and is about 160 acres in size. Data are to be collected by data collection teams consisting of two or more members. This data collection will be conducted on private & public land. Collected data is entered into handheld Computer Assisted Survey Instruments using approved software provided by USDA NRCS. Data is transmitted to the USDA NRCS Iowa State University Center for Survey Statistics & Methodology located in Ames, Iowa. Zia completed a similar effort in 2014 for the USDA NRCS in New Mexico and received high marks for quality in completion of this work by the USDA NRCS.

Zia’s commitment to NRCS is shown in our excellent field teams spread throughout the state and are former NRCS professionals with the qualifications, experience and knowledge of plant and soil attributes in New Mexico to successfully address the NRI needs.

Said Edward Martinez – President of Zia, “The quality of the work completed by our field teams is instrumental in our success in winning the expanded 5-year contract for continuing this work in New Mexico. We appreciate our staff’s efforts and look forward to continuing to serve the USDA NRCS for the coming years.” Zia has successfully worked with the USDA NRCS throughout New Mexico and the Midwest over the years through various USDA NRCS issued contracts for rangeland, wetlands and natural resources efforts.