NAVFAC awards four projects worth $150 million
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific has awarded four different projects worth more than $150 million combined.
NAVFAC awarded a $62 million firm-fixed price task order under a multiple- award construction contract to Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC of Concord, California on Apr. 28 for the construction of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade Enablers facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz. “The successful planning, design and contracting of this project is the outcome of close collaboration and teamwork between NAVFAC Pacific’s Guam Program Management Office, facility acquisition professionals, Headquarters United States Marine Corps Installations and Logistics leadership, Marine Expeditionary Force subject matter experts, and the Marine Corps Base installation team,” said NAVFAC Pacific Guam Program Management Director Will Boudra. “Well done to all!” The work to be performed will provide a primary operating force at MCBCB to base their operations and execute its mission. The facility will have administrative, supply, direct support and maintenance spaces to support the mission of the Third MEB. Work will be performed in Finegayan with an expected completion date of September 2024.
NAVFAC awarded a $40 million firm-fixed price task order under a multiple award construction contract to Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC of Concord, California on Apr. 27 for the construction of a two-story Infantry Battalion Company Headquarters at Naval Support Activity, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz on Guam.
“This new facility will add to the mission-critical operations and capabilities needed to support the flow of Marines to Guam,” said NAVFAC Pacific Design and Construction Project Manager Michael Lau.
The work to be performed includes supporting facilities and utility infrastructure, to support the administrative functions of two infantry battalions. Construction includes, but is not limited to, shallow reinforced concrete foundations, retaining walls, slabs, floors, roof, exterior and interior finishes, elevator, plumbing, ventilation, electrical power, lighting and telecommunications.
“The collaboration of NAVFAC Pacific planning, design and acquisition teams in coordination with excellent Marine Corps efforts, led to this successful award,” said Lau.
Work will be performed in Finegayan, Guam, with an expected completion date of August 2024.
NAVFAC also awarded a $35 million firm-fixed price contract to Granite Construction Company Guam of Watsonville, California on Aprril 21 for the construction of roof structures at Joint Region Marianas. The work to be performed provides for the construction of hardened overhead roof structures over and around a new, hardened petroleum oil lubricant tie-in facility. Work will be performed in Guam, with an expected completion date of July 2024.
NAVFAC also awarded a $13 million firm-fixed price task order under a previously awarded contract to IAP-ECC LLC of Burlingame, California on Apr. 28 for the construction and maintenance of a contractor berthing camp at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California. “In anticipation of a scaled increase of skilled workers traveling to Ridgecrest to contribute to the $2.7 billion Earthquake Recovery Program, Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC) China Lake has exercised a third option to expand the temporary employee housing complex to 850 units,“ said OICC China Lake Commanding Officer Capt. Laurie Scott. “We have awarded all 22 large-scale construction projects across NAWS China Lake and this expansion of the temporary employee housing complex benefits the workers, the community and the reconstruction effort as a whole,” said Scott. Work will be performed in Ridgecrest, California, with an expected completion date of March 2025. NAWS China Lake is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. China Lake’s mission is to support the Navy's RDT&E missions to provide cutting-edge weapons systems to the warfighter. The installation is the Navy's largest single landholding. In total, its two ranges and main site cover more than 1.1 million acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. OICC China Lake was established in August 2020 to provide engineering, acquisition, and execution oversight for military construction and repair projects caused by the devastating damage from the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes that occurred on July 4 and 5, 2019.