PHILADELPHIA, PA – Grant Integrative Facilities Management (Grant) announced today it was selected to provide coronavirus-related support services for the United States Department of Defense. Grant will provide comprehensive temperature screening and ancillary coronavirus disinfecting services for the Philadelphia Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The NSWC is seeking to prevent coronavirus infections by ensuring that personnel entering its facilities throughout the Philadelphia Navy Yard do not have fevers. Grant will establish screening enclosures at the entranceways to numerous buildings to conduct standardized, contactless temperature-screening procedures during weekday and weekend hours. Grant will also provide cleaning and disinfecting as requested.
“The importance of this contract cannot be understated,” said Jim N. Grant, owner and founder of Grant. “First and foremost, it is crucial the men and women entering the Navy’s facilities understand that their safety, health, and well-being are the top priority. In addition, this contract is a pioneering program that the Navy could utilize as a test case to establish what will become standard operating procedure moving forward.”
“As for our firm, we welcome the opportunity to partner with the Navy and are thrilled with the confidence they have afforded us. We share the Navy’s vision and are focused on providing responsive, flexible, and dedicated services. Moreover, we’re excited to expand our portfolio of experience and expertise in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since early March our firm has been tailoring solutions for clients across all markets sectors and we look forward to bringing the knowledge gained from this assignment to our clients throughout the tri-state region,” Grant said.
In addition to labor, Grant is providing the Navy with all the equipment, cleaning chemicals, and personnel protective equipment (PPE) needed for this 7-days-a-week assignment.
“By already having the state-of-the-art equipment, coronavirus-killing cleaning chemicals, and PPE needed,” Grant said, “our firm has eliminated procurement delays for our clients, thereby providing maximum effectiveness and efficiency from Notice to Proceed.”