Fort Benning’s New Hospital Artist’s rendition (click to view larger)
Turner Construction Co. in Huntsville, AL won [PDF] a $333.4 million firm-fixed-price contract to design and build a 745,000-square-foot hospital at Fort Benning, GA, almost 2 times the size of the current 393,000 square-foot facility.
With 70 in-patient beds, the new hospital will serve soldiers, military retirees, and families of the Fort Benning community. The design is split into 2 wings – a clinic and a hospital section, equipped with 2 parking decks for patients and staff members…
The US Army is planning to spend $589 million on new construction to accommodate the conversion of existing brigade combat teams (BCTs) to modern BCTs at Forts Wainwright, Carson, Bragg, and Lewis.
US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District is already moving ahead with construction at Fort Lewis in Pierce and Thurston Counties, Washington, awarding a $26.9 milion firm-fixed-price contract to M.A. Mortenson Co. in Minneapolis, MN. The contract was issued under a maximum $450 million multiple award task order contract (MATOC) for company operations facilities in the US Northwest and Southwest (W912HN-08-D-0021).
This is a design/build project for company operations facilities supporting the BCT complex increments 3 and 4 at Fort Lewis…
Flooding in Chalmette, LA from Hurricane Katrina (click to view larger)
Odebrecht-Baker in Coral Gables, FL won a $278.8 million construction contract for levee improvements to the Chalmette Loop from Verret to Caernarvon in St. Bernard Parish, LA.
The Chalmette Loop contract is 1 of hundreds of contract being awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers under the Hurricane Protection System (HPS). For a list of HPS contracts, including future contracts being awarded in the coming fiscal years, click here [PDF].
Under this contract, Odebrecht-Baker will build a floodwall along the Chalmette Loop.
CH2M Hill Contractors in Chantilly, VA won a $25.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to build a communications facility at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
The contractor expects to complete the work by Nov 30/11. 59 bids were solicited with 15 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Transatlantic Programs Center (TAC) in Winchester, VA (W912ER-09-C-0046).
Camp Arifjan is a US Army base located south of Kuwait City…
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.
Sodexho Management in Gaithersburg, MD received a $78.9 million contract modification to provide food services to the US Marine Corps and manage and operate their mess halls in the Eastern US. To date, the overall contract (M00027-02-C-0001) value is $508 million.
Sodexho also operates USMC mess halls in the Western US under a similar contract (M00027-02-C-0002). The company received a $71.6 million contract modification for the Western US food service and mess hall management. To date, this contract value is $464.6 million. In total, the contractor operates 66 USMC mess halls across CONUS.
In the Eastern US, Sodexho operates mess halls at the following USMC facilities…
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded 7 firms indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award design-bid-build construction contracts worth up to $100 million for general building type projects at US Marine Corps facilities in South Carolina. The general building type projects include new construction, renovation, alteration, and repair of facilities and infrastructure, roofing, demolition, and routine renovation.
Aeroflex Wichita in Wichita, KS won [pdf] a maximum $40.5 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract from the US Marine Corps for ground radio maintenance automatic test systems. A delivery order with a value of $16.3 million is being issued concurrently with the contract award.
Under the contract, Aeroflex will supply its 7200 Configurable Automated Test Set (CATS) equipment, which is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for testing the performance of software-defined radios, including the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). “US Contracts for Next-Gen Tactical Radio Upgrades” provides insights into the JTRS program, which is intended to bring the next-generation tactical radio system to US troops.