Governments and corporations alike have adopted fleet electrification as a cornerstone of their plans to curb carbon emissions and head off climate change. As part of a pledge to make the federal government carbon neutral by 2050, an executive order from President Joe Biden targets an all-electric fleet by 2035. That is a fleet of 645,000 vehicles driving a whopping 4.5 billion miles a year.
Electric Fleets: Beyond Environmental Impacts
Among our fleet management projects, Karsun supports the modernization of GSA’s Advanced Fleet Platform. Karsun is proud to participate in this vital work preparing our nation for a changing climate. By using an electric fleet, governments can reduce their carbon footprint and help combat climate change. Electric vehicles also produce fewer pollutants than traditional vehicles, which can lead to improved public health. By reducing air pollution, governments can help prevent respiratory illnesses and other health problems associated with poor air quality. Moreover, electric vehicles can be powered by a variety of sources, including renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. By using an electric fleet, the government can reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and increase its energy security.
Envisioning the Future: Empowering Local Communities
Fleet electrification is a unique opportunity to provide tangible impacts and community impact while addressing our changing climate. Federal agencies can lead by example and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by committing to all electric fleets. This can inspire other constituents and localities to follow suit and make similar changes.
As an expert in both fleet management modernization and grants management, Karsun offers a unique opportunity for agencies to lead from the front on these initiatives. Our fleet and grants experts can help agencies modernize their systems to flow down grants to their constituents to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and other initiatives. Connect with us to learn more about our Fleet Management solutions or schedule a conversation with one of our enterprise modernization experts.
HERNDON, VA – The General Services Administration awarded Karsun Solutions, LLC the FLEET Modernization Advanced Fleet Platform (AFP) Task Order. This is a five-year award with a ceiling value of $75 million. Karsun Solutions is an enterprise modernization firm with multiple engagements at GSA.
GSA strives to provide the right vehicle at the right price with great service to its customers and emphasizes a focus on the data required to effectively and efficiently manage its Fleet. GSA offers purchasing programs, leasing programs, short-term rentals, and ancillary services such as telematics and tolling. GSA’s modernization goal is to create an intuitive, agile, and integrated systems environment that facilitates and streamlines all aspects of Fleet Management functions from the customer, supplier, and GSA Fleet employee perspectives.
GSA awarded the task order under the CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation (COMET) blanket purchase agreement (BPA). Supporting the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), the COMET task orders modify and simplify the governmentwide acquisition of $50 billion in goods and services from private-sector partners. Among those is the fleet management platform through the FLEET AFP task order. The GSA Fleet award is one of the first major modernization efforts to be awarded under the COMET BPA.
“We recognize this is a major modernization initiative for the government,” said Kartik Mecheri, Karsun Solutions Co-Founder and Chief Architect. “Backed by a strong team and innovative spirit we will advance the Fleet platform through our modern software development practices and technologies.”
This is the organization’s second award under the COMET BPA. In June it announced it was awarded the GSA Enhanced Checkout (GECO) Task Order. At the time, it was among the first companies to receive a task order under the vehicle awarded last year. In total, twelve companies were awarded a spot on the multiple award COMET BPA. Download the complete Karsun COMET Fact Sheet at karsun-llc.com/comet-fact-sheet.
In addition to the task orders under the COMET BPA, the modernization firm supports GSA through two other contracts. In the first half of 2020, the GSA awarded it a spot on the Enterprise Data Information Management (EDIM) blanket purchase agreement (BPA). It also currently executes the Database and Middleware Systems Task Order awarded by GSA in 2018. That task order is a five-year contract with a ceiling of $35 million.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions is a fast-growing, innovative enterprise modernization firm. Recently awarded Best Company Culture by Comparably.com, its teams deliver modern software development, cloud, and data solutions to customers at government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration and General Services Administration. Leveraging GoLean, Karsun teams drive digital transformation and help its government customers Do Extraordinary. Learn more at Karsun-LLC.com.