) increased 1.5% on Thursday following the company's announcement
on Wednesday that it was one of the three companies to have won
an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from U.S.
Postal Service (USPS). The total value of the contract is
approximately $252 million and has two years base period with a
couple of two-year option periods.
The scope of the contract requires URS to win task orders for
providing program management services for the 32,700 USPS
facilities across the nation. These services include design,
construction and construction management. URS will also be
developing a project and a program management system that will
enable speedy communications and efficient supply chain
management while also streamlining the administration work.
URS has been providing diverse services to U.S. Postal Service
that includes employee training, studies for risk management,
field sampling. The company also established a Unified Incident
Command center for USPS for countering the anthrax attacks. Most
recently, URS has been providing services to develop an
Integrated Emergency Management Program for USPS.
URS provides a wide range of construction management and
technical services for several industries including
manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, mining and others. The
company excels in providing core services that include everything
from engineering roads and harbor to risk management for military
weapons systems. The company services government entities as well
as private and institutional clients.
URS currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other companies that
can be considered at the moment include
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Quanta Services, Inc.
). While AO Smith Corporation carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
Buy), Jacobs Engineering Group and Quanta Services has a Zacks
Rank #2 (Buy).
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