GCA Education Services awarded Idaho district’s custodial services contract

Monday, July 28, 2014

GCA Education Services, a division of GCA Services Group, Inc., a leading national provider of facility services, was recently awarded a five-year contract by Blackfoot, ID School District #55 to provide custodial services for its 15 facilities, which encompass over 780,000 square feet of space. The District serves 4,282 students.

After completing an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, Blackfoot School District #55 selected GCA, based on its outstanding record of service to K-12 school districts throughout the United States.

“GCA provided the District with a comprehensive and realistic proposal that specifically addressed and, quite frankly, exceeded our expectations,” said Brian Kress, Business Manager for Blackfoot School District #55. “We were especially impressed with GCA’s plan and sensitivity in caring for our existing District custodial employees and how those employees will be transitioned to GCA’s payroll,” he added. “GCA will be providing our custodial department with $108,000 of new equipment, additional staffing, systems and employee training while delivering net savings in excess of 12.9%. With GCA managing our custodial department, it will allow us, as educators, to focus more of our time and resources back into the classroom.”

Bob Norton, Chairman, CEO, and President of GCA Services Group, said, “We are honored to have been selected as Blackfoot School District #55’s custodial services provider. We are committed to providing the cleanest buildings possible and delivering the savings that will, indeed, enable the District to put more resources back into the classroom.”

About GCA Services Group, Inc.

GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including custodial services, facilities operations and maintenance services, grounds and athletic field management services, and more. With over 34,000 employees throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, GCA serves over 225 K-12 school districts, including over 2,000 schools; over 75 higher education institutions; and the commercial facilities of over 600 clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, corporate office buildings, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, nuclear power, defense, and others. For more information, please visit www.gcaservices.com or follow GCA on Twitter, http://twitter.com/gcaservices@gcaservices.