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  • By Mar-Vic Cagurangan

NAVFAC awards nearly $1 billion multiple-award contract

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific has awarded a $990 million design-build multiple award construction contract to five companies for projects primarily located in Guam and other areas within the NAVFAC area of responsibility.

The MACC was awarded to Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV, Core Tech-HDCC-Kajima LLC, (both are Guam-based), Caddell-Nan JV (Montgomery, Alabama); Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC (Concord, California) and Hensel Phelps Construction Co., (Hawaii)


Guam receives the lion’s share (80 percent) of the contract. The CNMI gets a 10-percent allocation; Hawaii, 5 percent; and other areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, 5 percent.

“Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC is being awarded the initial $23 million task order for the design and construction of a low rise combined dining and high-intensity tactical training facility for the aviation combat element at Andersen Air Force Base, Joint Region Marianas,” according to the Department of Defense’s Sept. 12 announcement.

This project is covered by the fiscal 2015 and 2019 military construction contract funds for $23 million, of which $13.6 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, DOD said.

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The work to be performed provides new construction, renovation and minor construction, and may include but is not limited to: barracks/dormitories; administrative facilities; communication facilities; educational facilities; medical/dental/hospital facilities; dining facilities; industrial facilities; warehouse facilities; ranges; operational/training facilities; roads, streets and bridges; site utilities/infrastructure; dredging, and aviation facilities (including hangars and aprons), and other base development facilities.

The projects are expected to be completed by April 2022.

“These five contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract,” DOD said.

The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion September 2024.

According to Catherine Norton, NAVFAC Marianas public affairs officer, these projects are not covered by the $3.6 billion construction fund pool that the Pentagon diverted for the construction of the Mexican border wall.

"The Navy is pleased with this contract award as it further enables military readiness and our support to the warfighter in Guam and the region," said NAVFAC Marianas Executive Officer, Cmdr. Jacob Segalla. "This DBMACC will improve our speed, agility and flexibility to support critical facilities and engineering requirements of the military."


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