Denver, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) has awarded a contract to Boise, ID based CRI Advantage, Inc. (CRI), to provide Executive and Program Management and Consulting Services in support of Western’s Corporate Services Office and Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). CRI will assist the OCFO in its mission to increase transparency and be efficient, effective, and accountable in all of its programmatic functions and activities.
CRI will provide a broad array of executive and program management support, financial and accounting expertise, technology support, professional and executive consulting, training, and logistical services to assist the OCFO and other offices or organizations within Western. Western is one of four power marketing agencies within DOE whose role is to market and deliver reliable, cost-based hydroelectric power and related services within a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. The OCFO coordinates with the Department of Energy, Office of Management and Budget, other Power Marketing Administrations, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on budget-related activities and the financial aspects of core projects.
“Having Western award this contract to Team CRI further validates our collaboration approach to teaming and projects,” stated Monte Brookshier, CRI’s Vice President, Federal Operations. “We are currently working in the DC area with other teammates supporting the DOE’s OCFO, and that has been successful. We are currently working in the Idaho National Laboratory supporting DOE’s research mission. We look forward to providing Western with the same approach in helping them transform their organization and meet their mission requirements.” CRI will be the prime contractor for this five-year contract. Subcontractors include accounting firm Ernst and Young as well as DSG Systems, an Oracle Technology consulting company. Work will be performed primarily in the Denver, CO area as well as other Western locations.
CRI’s support of the Department of Energy is not new. Several years ago, the company was awarded the DOE Small Business of the Year for “creative, unique, and extraordinary performance” in support of the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL’s) mission objectives and requirements. And for the past two years, CRI has supported the DOE in Washington DC with iManage, the program which supports all of DOE’s Corporate Business Systems. CRI is assisting DOE’s focus on improved business processes, reduced costs, expanded integration, some technology enhancement, and a lot greater transparency