US Army Moves Ahead with BCT Facilities Construction in CONUSSep 29, 2009 12:32 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The US Army is planning to spend $589 million on new construction to accommodate the conversion of existing brigade combat teams (BCTs) to modern BCTs at Forts Wainwright, Carson, Bragg, and Lewis.
US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District is already moving ahead with construction at Fort Lewis in Pierce and Thurston Counties, Washington, awarding a $26.9 milion firm-fixed-price contract to M.A. Mortenson Co. in Minneapolis, MN. The contract was issued under a maximum $450 million multiple award task order contract (MATOC) for company operations facilities in the US Northwest and Southwest (W912HN-08-D-0021).
This is a design/build project for company operations facilities supporting the BCT complex increments 3 and 4 at Fort Lewis…
Fort Lewis is home to I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, 3 Stryker Brigades – 3rd Brigade, 4th Brigade and the 5th Brigade – of the 2nd Infantry Division. Other Army units at the fort include the 4th Cavalry, 6th Squadron, 42nd Military Police Brigade, 201st Military Intelligence Brigade, 6th Military Police Group (CID), 555th Combat Support Brigade (Maneuver Enhancement), 62nd Medical Brigade, 142nd Signal Brigade, and 593rd Corps Support Group.
The Army is reorganizing its Active and Reserve components into standardized modular organizations, increasing the number of BCTs and support brigades to meet operational requirements.
The BCT is the basic deployable unit of maneuver in the US Army. A BCT consists of one combat arms branch maneuver brigade, and its attached support and fire units. Generally commanded by a colonel, a BCT carries with it support units necessary to sustain its operations separate from its parent division.
M.A. Mortenson Co. expects to complete construction by March 29/11. Bids were solicited on the Web with 3 bids received US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District.