$350M for Engineering Services in NAVFAC South
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division, North Charleston, SC has issued a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity design build multiple award contract to a series of contracting and infrastructure firms. Potential recipients included Broadmoor LLC in Metairie, LA (N62467-05-D-0096); Walton Construction Co. LLC in Harahan, LA (N62467-05-D-0184); Carothers Construction Inc. in Water Valley, MS (N62467-05-D-0097); Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. Inc, in Kansas City, MO (N62467-05-D-0095); Sauer Inc. DBA Sauer Southeast in Jacksonville, FL (N62467-05-D-0181); and small business qualifiers SGS LLC in Oklahoma City, OK (N62467-05-D-0098); TJC Engineering Inc. in Louisville, KY (N62467-05-D-0182) and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. in Philadelphia, MS (N62467-05-D-0183). These eight contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the existing multiple awards contract.
The work to be performed primarily consists of general building type projects, esp. new construction and renovations. Given the details noted blow, DID has asked NAVFAC about their potential applicability to Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. NAVFAC’s response can also be found below.
Building projects include but are not limited to, administrative, aircraft support facilities, industrial buildings, marine construction, mechanical and electrical improvements, civil construction, grading, drainage, and sewage, potable water – storage and transmission, training, dormitory, family housing renovation, community support type facilities, and maintenance for military installations serviced by Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Task orders will be competed and negotiated on an individual bases. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc. received the initial task order in the amount of $5 million for a Design Build Reserve Training Center and Library at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, TX. The approximate size of the combined reserve training center and library is 28,000 square feet. Work for this task order is expected to be completed August 2006.
The remaining seven contractors are being awarded the minimum guarantee of $25,000 each, and the total contract amount for all contracts is not to exceed $350 million. The aggregate of $350 million will potentially be shared among all eight contracts. Work will be performed in Mississippi; Louisiana and Fort Worth, Texas, and work is expected to be complete by August 2006 (August 2010 with options).
With respect to the ongoing situation around Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath…
These contracts were solicited in March 2005. The timing of their award with the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina was a fortuitous coincidence.
Regina Adams of NAVFAC Command HQ told DID that the contracts do cover the geographic areas in question, and could be used to build temporary housing and other facilities. They were intended primarily for military use; however, procedures do exist to accept interagency requests.
Meanwhile, the NAVFAC Damage Assessment Teams DID reported on yesterday play only a technical role in assessing the damages to various sites. They have no authority to contract for this work with these firms (or any others). Senior Chief Adams noted that the DATs will, no doubt, identify work that can be placed as task orders under these contracts. Given the nature of multiple award contracts, however, each task order will be competed among the holders unless accompanied by appropriate documentation to limit competition.