Haskell to Build New Headquarters for US Joint Forces Command
The Haskell Company in Jacksonville, FL won a $11.6 million firm-fixed-price contract to design and build a headquarters building for US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) at the Naval Support Activity in Norfolk, VA. The multi-story building will contain administrative areas, space for commercial food service vendors, open storage/secret, a sensitive compartmented information facility, conference rooms, data processing areas, storage areas, and an emergency generator.
The contract contains 3 unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative contract value to $16.5 million. Haskell expects to complete construction by January 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 13 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, VA (N40085-09-C-5093).
USJFCOM is 1 of 10 US Department of Defense (DoD) combatant commands and has several roles in transforming the US military’s capabilities…
USJFCOM oversees a force of more than 1.16 million men and women, spanning USFCOM service component commands and subordinate activities. The command is comprised of active and reserve personnel from each branch of the US armed forces, civil servants and contract employees.
USJFCOM’s commander oversees 4 major mission areas:
- Joint Concept Development and Experimentation – Joint concept development and experimentation is the cornerstone for developing future joint warfighting concepts and capabilities. The Unified Command Plan (UCP) identifies USJFCOM’s role in transforming US military forces. To accomplish this mission, the command develops new concepts and tests them through experimentation and recommends solutions to integrate US military capabilities. The command also collaborates with and builds on best practices from industry and academia.
- Joint Training – As DoD’s joint force trainer, USJFCOM prepares joint task force commanders and staffs to execute their missions in a joint environment. These joint task force preparation events include mission rehearsals for units deploying around the world as well as humanitarian missions. They are conducted with partners including interagency, multinational, and nongovernmental organizations. In conjunction with the development of new doctrine, USJFCOM collects, analyzes and shares feedback from US troops. USJFCOM hosts both the Joint National Training Capability and the Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability. In a typical year, USJFCOM coordinates and supports commanders through more than 70 joint training events, involving 46,000 participants.
- Joint Capabilities Development – USJFCOM leads the effort to overcome interoperability challenges among US and allied forces. The command works closely with US combatant commanders, US services, other US government agencies, and allied foreign militaries to identify and resolve interoperability issues. The command’s work in this area is one of the most pressing requirements to transform legacy forces and establish an integrated joint force.
- Joint Force Provider – USJFCOM’s role of primary conventional force provider, established in the UCP in 2004, assigned nearly all conventional forces based in the continental US to the command. With that responsibility, the command helps national decision makers make informed choices on supporting operations and assists US military commanders in identifying potential readiness problems, developing appropriate strategies, and maintaining the readiness of US forces. In 2006, USJFCOM coordinated the deployment of more than 290,000 personnel in support of US combatant commanders and DoD support agencies.