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More than $300 million worth of contracts awarded for military projects on Guam

Updated: May 22

 By Pacific Island Times News Staff

More than $300 million worth of contracts for military buildup-related projects on Guam were awarded this month.

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific has awarded two contracts totaling $122 million for work at Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.

Both contracts, which support the Defense Policy Review Initiative, are funded by Japan as part of the international agreement between the United States and Japan.

“We’re pleased to have reached these significant project milestones,” said Florence Ching, director of NAVFAC Pacific Guam Program Management Office. “When both projects are completed, these two facilities will be an important part of MCBCB, providing essential capabilities for Marine Corps personnel and operations.”

The first contract, valued at $78.4 million was awarded on April 10 to Hensel Phelps Shimizu JV of Greeley, Colorado for the construction of a new single-story corrosion repair facility at MCBCB.

This facility will feature reinforced concrete walls, flooring, foundations, and roofing, and will include comprehensive fire protection, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and telecom systems designed to withstand Guam’s earthquake and environmental conditions.

The construction will also meet the unified facilities criteria, incorporating anti-terrorism/force protection requirements. The expected completion date is October 2026.

The second contract, worth $44.2 million was issued on May 2 to Caddell-Nan a Joint Venture of Montgomery, Alabama, for the construction of a two-story education center at MCBCB.

The work is aimed at providing primary education and family services to active duty Marines and their families stationed in Guam. The facility's design includes an academic instruction facility, family service center, library, education services office, common areas, and incidental related work. The expected completion date is May 2026.

"It's truly remarkable to witness the steady progress of construction milestones throughout the installation," said Col. Ernest Govea, commanding officer of MCBCB. "These projects hold the promise of not only enhancing capabilities for our warfighters upon completion but also fostering enduring benefits for our community through construction efforts and the creation of permanent job opportunities."

Earlier this week, the Department of Defense announced that Pacific Rim Constructors Inc. has been awarded a $176.9 million contract for the design and construction of housing facilities at Andersen Air Force Base.

According to the department, the contract covers the replacement of Andersen housing phases VII and VIII.

Work is expected to be completed by December 2028.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity

The department also announced a 7.8 million modification to the previously awarded contract DZSP21 to provide additional work and funds for option period three for base operation support services for Joint Region Marianas.

This award brings the cumulative value of the contract to $399 million. Work will be performed at various Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force installations in Joint Region Marianas, Guam, and is expected to be completed by July 2024.

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity.

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