Carothers Construction in Oxford, MS received [PDF] a $32.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of a vehicle maintenance instruction facility (VMIF) at Fort Benning, GA. US Army Armor School students will receive instruction at the facility on maintaining the M1 Abrams family of tanks, as well as other military vehicles. They expect to complete construction by Oct 25/10. 7 bids were solicited with 5 bids received by the US Army Engineer District in Savannah, GA (W91278-07-D-0036).
Carothers will build a 185,500-square-foot VMIF, vehicle parking, 120-square-foot security building and support infrastructure. The project scope also includes utilities, access roads and drivers, parking lot, paving, walks, curbs, gutters, lighting, security for the parking lot, site improvement, exterior communications, fire protection, storm sewer system, site preparation, erosion control grassing, landscaping and signage.
The US Army Armor School is being relocated from Fort Knox in Kentucky to Fort Benning by September 2011 as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations…
Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, VA received a $19.3 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-09-C-0016) for technical and engineering services for communications-electronics advanced technology (CEAT) systems supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Special Communications Requirements Division.
Booz Allen will perform the work in Lexington Park, MD (70%) and St. Inigoes, MD (30%), which it expects to complete by August 2010. NAWCAD in Patuxent River, MD manages the contract.
CEAT includes a wide-array of telecom and IT systems…
Nordic Air ECU with Trailer (click to view larger)
Nordic Air in Geneva, OH received a $9 million task order to supply environmental control units (ECUs) for the US Marine Corps. The units [PDF] provide heating and cooling for tents, shelters, vans, containers and trailers.
The units’ vertical skid mounts are designed for ease of transport and hookup. The USMC selected Nordic Air to replace its existing inventory of ECUs, according to the company.
Nordic Air will perform the work in Geneva and expects to complete it by Dec 31/09. The task order was part of a blanket purchase agreement (M67854-08-A-5023) between the company and the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA.