$10.7M to W.G. Yates to Build Little Rock AFB Education CenterJun 28, 2009 14:42 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction in Philadelphia, MS won a $10.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to build an education center at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, AR. Little Rock AFB is known as the home of combat airlift. W.G. Yates expects to complete the work by November 9/10. Bids were solicited on the Web with 10 bids received by the U.S. Army Engineer District in Little Rock, AR (W9127S-09-C-6005).
DID has more on the education center construction project…
The construction project will include the following:
- electrical work, such as placing of conduit and wiring;
- mechanical work, such as installing all HVAC systems, duct work, and vents;
- plumbing work, such as all sanitary and potable water systems, and all associated equipment;
- site work, such as clearing and grubbing, excavation and backfill, grading of site, and installation of drainage systems; and
- structural work, such as foundation construction and building erection.
The contractor will be responsible for all necessary equipment, permits, etc.
According to Rep. Vic Snyder, a Democratic representative from Arkansas’ 2nd congressional district:
“The Multi-Purpose Education Center…would replace the current education facility that is small, outdated, and hard for civilians to access. Heightened security restrictions have limited civilian access to military bases including the education programs offered at Little Rock Air Force Base. Officials will construct this new educational facility off-base, so classes can continue to operate without interruption during times of increased security restrictions. Arkansas State University will operate the new facility, providing a wider selection of academic programs to active duty and reserve military personnel, their dependents, and interested civilians. Other Arkansas colleges and university systems would also have access to the courses and curriculum provided at this location.”