Harper Construction to Build USMC Recruit Facilities in San Diego
Harper Construction in San Diego, CA won a $56.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a physical conditioning recruit barracks, a recruit training barracks and a sports medicine and reconditioning therapy clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego. The 2 barracks will house a total of 1,729 Marines and will both include company offices and laundry facilities.
The contract also contains 3 unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative contract value to $65.6 million. Work will be performed in San Diego, CA and is expected to be completed by May 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 15 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego (N62473-09-C-1205).
MCRD San Diego is a major USMC recruit training base in the United States…
According to Globalsecurity.org, the base is home to the US Marine Corps, US Navy, and US Coast Guard personnel, though the depot in San Diego has just 388 acres. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) supports active duty personnel, their family members, reservists, and retired military personnel.
MCRD San Diego is located just northwest of downtown San Diego and north of the San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field. There are 2 entrances (gates) to MCRD, Gate 2 and Gate 4 (Main Gate). The Marine Corps Exchange is nearest to Gate 4.
MCRD San Diego is one of the birthplaces of basically trained Marines. It is here where America’s youth are transformed into Marines. Following recruit training and graduation, the new Marines will go on to further their training. To do this, the Marines will report to the School of Infantry which is located at Camp Pendleton, CA, explains Globalsecurity.org.