Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a Virginia Beach, VA-based engineering unit of Michael Baker Corp., won a $75 million maximum value, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for multimedia environmental compliance engineering support for the US Navy and other US Department of Defense installations in the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic continental United States and some overseas locations. These locations are within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic’s areas of responsibility.
The maximum dollar value includes a base period and 4 option years.
Michael Baker Jr. will prepare studies, plans, specifications, design, reports, cost estimates and associated engineering services in support of the following environmental compliance programs:
Hyperbaric Medicine Chamber at Brooks City-Base, TX
The US Air Force Research Laboratory awarded 6 contracts worth a combined $558 million for administrative and functional support, medical and biomedical research assistance, clinical and clinical hyperbaric medicine services, environmental bio-terrorism support, technology evaluation and research studies support services at Brooks City-Base, TX and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
Brooks City-Base is home to the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), [pdf] which is a center for aerospace medical learning, consultation, aerospace medical investigations and aircrew health assessments. The school operates a hyperbaric medicine chamber, which exposes patients to large amounts of oxygen to enrich blood and increase the body’s ability to heal.
The winners of the medical research support contracts are:
The US Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) in Brooks City-Base, TX awarded indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contracts worth up to $350 million to 7 small business qualifiers to provide environmental restoration and remediation support.
The awards are under the Environmental, Construction and Operations & Services 2009 (ECOS09) contract vehicle, which is a tool for AFCEE to provide US government customers’ access to competent small business contractors to satisfy their construction and environmental operations and services needs.
MWH Americas in Broomfield, CO and ARGO/LRS JV in Glen Burnie, MD have joined 42 other companies in being eligible to compete for $3 billion in US Air Force environmental work.
The two companies received contracts from the US Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment at Brooks City-Base, TX to compete for task orders to provide environmental requirements that include completion of conceptual design, construction, implementation, demolition, repair and operation and maintenance of installed systems prior to delivery to the government.
The work includes environmental remediation construction at US military facilities…
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $51.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to KBE Ventures, a Farmington, CT-based joint venture of KBE Building Corporation and Derita Construction, to build an Armed Forces Reserve Center at Cucia Park in Middletown, CT.
The contract includes construction of a 164,000-square-foot training facility with administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, weapons simulator, and physical fitness areas for 4 Army Reserve units and 6 Connecticut Army National Guard units…
The US Air Force is awarding 42 contracts worth a maximum value of $3 billion for environmental requirements that include completion of a conceptual design, construction, implementation, demolition, repair and operation and maintenance of installed systems prior to delivery to the government. At this time each contractor receives just $3,000, and they will compete for task orders as these become available.
The contracts are being awarded by the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment at Brooks City-Base, TX under the Worldwide Environmental Restoration & Construction program. The primary focus of the program is environmental restoration construction, including Military Munitions Response Program restoration. The MMRP addresses the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues caused by past US Department of Defense munitions related activities.
The US Army awarded a total of $8.6 million in performance-based task orders for environmental remediation services at Army facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The Army has two environment remediation programs for active/operating Army installations – the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) and the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP). The IRP is a program to identify, investigate and clean up hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants resulting from past US Department of Defense (DoD) operations and activities. The MMRP addresses the safety, health, and environmental issues caused by past DoD munitions-related activities. Congress established the MMRP to address unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions and munitions constituents located at sites on other than operational ranges.
The recent Army task orders are for both types of remediation programs…
Weston Solutions in Houston, TX won an $82.7 million contract for levee work in the Houston-Galveston navigation channel. Weston will undertake levee repairs, levee raisings, and shore protection to placement areas used for the Houston-Galveston navigation channel. The placement area includes the following: Lost Lake, Peggy Lake, Alexander Island, Spilman Island, Atkinson Island, Mid Bay, and Redfish Island.
Weston will perform the work in Harris and Chambers Counties, TX with an estimated completion date of Sept 30/11. 4 bids were solicited with 3 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston (W912BV-08-D-2012). Other firms that were eligible to bid for the project were Environmental Chemical, Kellogg Brown & Root Services, and Kiewit Texas Construction.