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Release Date

November 30, 2023



Alco Building Solutions, Inc., is proud to announce that we have been recognized as an awardee for the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) Procurement Assistance for Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) program.

Arcadia, California – November 30, 2023 – Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS) is proud to announce that we have been recognized as an awardee for the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) Procurement Assistance for Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) program.


Over 240 organizations were invited to participate in the SPURR PAVE RFP, and 14 responses were received. Of the 14 submissions, four organizations were awarded: Alco Building Solutions, ForeFront Power, Highland Electric Fleets, and InCharge Energy.


Regarding Alco Building Solutions’ submission, Charlie Benzyk from SPURR had this to say:


“Alco has shown the uncommon ability to work seamlessly with public sector clients by understanding their timelines, pain points, and needs. Their expertise lies in integrating various sustainable technologies, planning for the future, and leveraging available grants and incentives. CA K-12 districts are lucky to have a partner like Alco in their corner.”


SPURR is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that boasts more than 300 public school districts as members. Other public entities such as community college districts, County Offices of Education, and municipalities can also procure goods and services through SPURR contracts. SPURR programs are designed to help their members and other eligible agencies reduce and control utility costs through competitive solicitations for utility-related goods and services.


SPURR Member Benefits:

  • Streamlined procurement, saving time and money

  • RFPs designed by industry experts

  • Competitively sourced pricing, based on large buying power

  • Pre-negotiated contract terms and conditions

  • Planning assistance & quality oversight


SPURR’s PAVE Program Includes:

  • EV Infrastructure Roadmapping that aligns with agency goals

  • All necessary electrical upgrades and site work

  • Installation and commissioning of EV chargers

  • Ongoing support for operations and maintenance with guaranteed uptime


As an awardee, ABS now has the authority to enter into contracts with SPURR members and other California public agencies to provide the benefits and services listed above. The entire team at ABS is excited for this opportunity:


“We are immensely proud and honored to announce our selection as one of four companies awarded the prestigious SPURR JPA contract. This recognition underscores our commitment and expertise in spearheading transformative initiatives within the realm of electric vehicle infrastructure, solar integration, and battery storage solutions. Partnering with SPURR aligns seamlessly with our dedication to driving sustainable progress and innovation, particularly within California's evolving landscape. We look forward to leveraging our specialized consulting prowess to meticulously craft roadmaps and implement robust infrastructure, furthering the state's transition towards a greener, more resilient future” said Allan Cook, CEO of Alco Building Solutions.


"Receiving the contract award for the SPURR PAVE Program is not just a milestone; it's a great honor that recognizes our relentless dedication to serving California public agencies electrification needs." said Joshua Veblen, Chief Operating Officer at Alco Building Solutions. "We're charged with excitement, driven by purpose, and ready to pave the way for excellence in every step we take."


If you are interested in learning how the SPURR PAVE Program can benefit your agency, please reach out to Zach Gehrlich at | 513-305-0224


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