The Facility Asset Management System (FAMS) provides the BLM with one central system that standardizes facility management processes and information needs for BLM users. The vision behind this project was to provide the BLM with a cost-effective facility management system for all BLM facilities to:
- Assist users with day-to-day maintenance and operations management.
- Provide current information to enable fast, informed decisions.
- Meet comprehensive legislative and regulatory requirements.
FAMS supports the BLM re-engineered asset management business processes, the BLM Condition Assessment initiative. FAMS interfaces with the DOI FBMS system, which took over the roll from FAMS as the system of record for BLM Real Property. FAMS is also the authoritative source for BLM facility condition information provided from the comprehensive condition assessments.
Other Executive Order requirements are satisfied by the information stored in FAMS, including Facility Condition Index (FCI), Asset Priority Index (API), Current Replacement Value (CRV), and the methodology to track and report the BLM deferred maintenance burden.
In addition, the Annual Work Plan (AWP) identifies FAMS as the primary data source for operations and annual maintenance information. The AWP also directs the States to maintain consistent and defensible asset specific information in FAMS to support future funding distributions.
BLM needed a service provider to support systems addressing user submitted bugs, new policy/regulations, and new features (typically quarterly releases) so that the application remained user friendly, adhered and enforced current or new policy and procedures, and continued to support the BLM Mission. Additional releases beyond a quarterly release (i.e. emergency, patch, or scheduled releases) would also be required depending on day to day business of BLM.
Since 2011, NexGen has actively pursued improving the FAMS application by creating the FBMS, 504, 505, 617, and 618 interfaces that are used by DOI bureaus. This feature improved the performance of long-running stored procedures by an order of magnitude.
NexGen planned, analyzed, developed, tested, and deployed a major version upgrade of Maximo in lieu of support from the stalled DOI Single Platform Maximo initiative.
The FLTP interface provides FAMS data to GeoComm facilitating a geospatial view of FAMS assets. Previously the FAMS information was extracted as point in time (typically quarterly) and placed onto GeoComm.
Upgrade Maximo to the 7.5 version. This project was modified into the contract to compensate for the stopped attempt to migrate to a shared Maximo platform.
NexGen successfully completed all deliverables on or ahead of schedule. Following completion of the FAMS upgrade our Maximo experts continued to participate in the continuing SPM project to lend assistance and expertise to other DOI bureaus.