Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Damage Assessment Teams (DATs) from across the nation deployed to Gulf Coast naval installations ravaged by Hurricane Katrina Aug 31/05, even as other US military assets prepare to move south.
Twenty-four hours after Hurricane Katrina came ashore in New Orleans, NAVFAC DATs were in route to the Gulf Coast naval installations with structural and mechanical engineers, architects, roofing specialists and construction contract specialists from NAVFAC commands in Charleston, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Norfolk, VA; Port Hueneme, CA; Great Lakes, IL; and Washington, DC. Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL will be the staging area for the teams as they move westward into the affected areas. The teams, traveling by trucks or vans, will use military air transportation as necessary to get to their destinations.
The Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, IL has issued $2.26 billion worth of indefinite-delivery /indefinite-quantity contracts to provide for International Airlift Services.
Figures given are maximums, and Air Mobility Command’s purchases over the coming year under these contracts may not necessarily reach the maximum totals. Solicitation began March 2005, negotiations were completed August 2005, and the contracts will end in September 2006. The Public Affairs contact for these contracts is Major Mike Coleman, (618) 229-7843. Contracts include:
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems in Manassas, VA received a $21.3 million cost plus award fee contract. This project is in support of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Global Transportation Network (GTN) system. This action is extending the current contract until the replacement system GTN 21 is operational. The location of performance is Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions in O’Fallon, IL. This work will be completed by August 2006. The AMC Contracting Flight in Scott Air Force Base, IL issued the contract (F19628-95-C-0029, P00274).
M.C. Dean Inc. in Dulles, VA received a $7 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for a second generation satellite-based internet-broadband service and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network in support of deployed military personnel. DID has covered several VoIP-related contracts, as several militaries including the USA move to adopt this technology.
Locations for this contract will include Iraq and the Balkans. They will also include other current and future satellite and other non-Global Information Grid operations in the European Command, Central Command Areas of Responsibility, and other unidentified locations per tasking received by the SPAWAR Europe office.
Small business qualifier Alutiiq-Sundt Joint Venture in Anchorage, AK received a $13.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Construction of the Moreno Valley Readiness Center. Work will be performed in Moreno Valley, CA and is expected to be complete by Oct. 30, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 2, 2005. The National Guard Bureau in San Luis Obispo, CA issued the contract (W912LA-05-C-0009).
Teviicos South Inc. in Boston, MA received an initial $50,000 increment as part of a $200 million firm-fixed-price contract for Seismic Stabilization Foundation Modification of Tuttle Creek Dam in Kansas so it can withstand a moderate to strong earthquake. As an interim measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using a Dam Failure Warning System until the construction work is complete.
Ecology and Environment Inc. in Lancaster, NY is being awarded a not to exceed $20 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for environmental planning and engineering services for preparation of documents including Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as Environmental Reviews and Environmental Studies under Executive Order (EO) 12114, “Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions.”