$322.1M to GDIT to Support New US Military Hospitals in the National Capital RegionNov 26, 2009 18:01 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) in Fairfax, VA won a $322.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide initial outfitting and transition services at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) at Fort Belvoir, VA; both are new military facilities being built in the greater US National Capital Region (NCR).
GDIT will assist with hospital transitioning and activation, and install materiel, furniture, medical, non-medical, and IT equipment. The company will also provide operational and maintenance training on the equipment and will move and reuse existing equipment and materiel.
The new medical facilities are mandated by the Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) law, enacted to implement the 2005 BRAC Commission’s recommendations, to accommodate the closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
The BRAC law requires [pdf] the closing of the Walter Reed by Sept 15/11 and moving the center’s activities to new facilities – the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is being built on the grounds of National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Construction of the new 345-bed center, which began in July 2008, is expected to cost $970 million and add or renovate 2.5 million square feet of space at the Naval Medical Center complex.
Construction of the $747 million, 1.2 million-square-foot FBCH at Fort Belvoir, VA, began Nov 8/07. The new hospital and its 120 inpatient beds will replace the 50-year-old DeWitt hospital and its 45 beds.
GDIT will perform the work in Washington DC (10%); Bethesda, MD (50%); and Fort Belvoir, VA (40%), with an estimated completion date of Nov 29/12. Bids were solicited on the web with 5 bids received by the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity in Fort Detrick, MD (W81XWH-10-C-0025). See also General Dynamics release.