Great Lakes Environmental Center Applied Water Quality & Environmental Sciences

Government Services

GLEC provides federal, state, and local governments with a broad range of services focused on preserving and protecting aquatic resources and related habitat and biota. Government contracting remains a cornerstone of GLEC’s continuous growth through our ongoing support of multiple government contracts involved with research, compliance, and regulatory development.

GLEC manages major contracts with U.S. EPA, the State of Michigan, and the U.S. Army concerned with the development of national water quality criteria standards, the protection of water and the environment through permitting and regulations, and determining the condition of our national water resource. The company has retained all of its government contracts through many competitive bidding cycles – a testament to GLEC’s ability to meet the service levels demanded by government clients. GLEC also serves the research needs of smaller governmental organizations such as counties and municipalities, and related non-government organizations such as environmental non-profits, lake associations, and research non-profits.

GLEC’s inter-disciplinary capabilities and contract experience makes us uniquely qualified to create and manage the complex project teams required to satisfy the broad scope and quality requirements of government projects. As a small business, we help satisfy small business contracting goals while providing administrative skills typical of larger firms.

"GLEC provided excellent customer service and addressed all technical issues identified. Their communication with EPA was timely, courteous and professionally conducted."
U.S. EPA Office of Water – HECD Contract Review 2010

"The contractor's response to inquiries, technical service, or administrative issues exceeded Government expectations."
U.S. EPA Office of Water – SHPD Contract Review 2009-2010

“The contractor has demonstrated an outstanding performance level that justifies adding a point to the score. It is expected that this rating will be used in those rare circumstances where the contractor achieved cost savings and performance clearly exceeds the performance levels described as “Excellent”.”
EPA Office of Water – UCMR Contract Review 2007-2008

“The staff anticipates potential problems and seeks to implement preemptive measures to ensure smooth operations. The company has surpassed contractual requirements and it has been a pleasure working with them.”
USDA Monitoring Programs Office – 2003 Contract Review

Contact: Bill Arnold, Business Development
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Regulatory Agency Support

Water Quality Criteria Development

Environmental Management and Compliance

Environmental Assessments

Environmental Surveys

Water Quality Monitoring

Aquatic Toxicity Testing

Program Management

Specialized Research

Education and Outreach

Literature Searches and Peer Reviews



U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

U.S. Department of the Army

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

California Water Resources Control Board

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Indiana Department of Natural Resources