Española Company PMI Wins $52 Million Subcontract With Los Alamos National Laboratory

PMI CEO Eric Quintana, left, with LANL Director Thom Mason this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española for a major new Lab contract. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

LANL Director Thom Mason, right, shakes hands with PMI CEO Eric Quintana this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española. Photo by David Moore/LANL

LANL News:

Española-based Performance Maintenance Inc. (PMI) has won a five-year, $52 million subcontract to provide janitorial services and supplies to Los Alamos National Laboratory, with the award marked by a signing ceremony this morning attended by LANL Director Thom Mason at PMI’s facility at 835 N. Paseo de Oñate.

“Enhancing opportunities for small businesses like PMI to provide goods and services to the Laboratory is a priority,” said Mason told the crowd gathered for the event. “The Laboratory needs to partner with regional companies to carry out our work, and there’s also an important economic benefit to Northern New Mexico.”

The subcontract, which has a three-year base period with options for two additional one-year terms, was awarded to PMI and its lower tier subcontractors Tsay Professional Services based in Ohkay Owingeh, NM, and Kleen Tech Services Corporation from Denver, Colo., after a competitive bid process.

The Laboratory recently increased from 5 percent to 10 percent the local preference available to businesses based in the seven counties surrounding the Laboratory (with an additional preference for qualifying pueblo businesses).

Established in 1994 by Eric and Celina Quintana from their home, PMI now employs more than 160 people and takes an environmentally friendly approach to its janitorial services, producing its own line of green-certified cleaning products.

“We’ve had smaller Laboratory subcontracts since 2009, and as the company has grown we’re grateful for the help we’ve received from the Lab’s Small Business Program Office, as well as the Regional Development Corporation and the New Mexico Small Business Development Center,” PMI Chief Executive Officer Eric Quintana said.

About Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The signing ceremony this morning was clearly a joyous occassion for PMI CEO Eric Quintana, left, LANL Director Thom Mason and the crowd gathered at PMI in Española. Photo by David Moore/LANL

Gathered for the contract signing ceremony this morning from left, LANL Director Thom Mason, PMI CEO Eric Quintana, his wife and PMI co-founder Celina Quintana and sons Daven Quintana and Eric Quintana Jr. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

Celebrating the contract signing this morning, from left, PMI CEO Eric Quintana, President, Los Alamos Region & Director of Community Engagement for Enterprise Bank & Trust Liddie Martinez and Rio Arriba County Economic Development Director Christopher Madrid. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Friends and colleagues gathered this morning at the event, from left, Regional Development Corporation Executive Director Val Alonso, Vangie Trujillo of the LANL Community Partnerships Office, Jeff Attencio, PMI CEO Eric Quintana, Small Business Development Director Julianna Barbee, LANL Small Business Program Director Chris Fresquez, Rio Arriba County Economic Development Director Christopher Madrid and Hacienda Home Center GM Gary Sanchez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Rebecca Estrada from the LANL Community Partnerships Office, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Field Representative Eric Chavez and CPO Director Kathy Keith. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the contract signing event this morning at PMI. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the contract signing event this morning at PMI. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The signed acknowledgement of the subcontract award between PMI and LANL. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

The PMI facility this morning at 835 N. Paseo de Oñate in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The PMI facility welcomes LANL this morning at 835 N. Paseo de Oñate in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com