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Bases & Infrastructure | Contracts - Awards | Other Corporation | USA

Up to $97.4M to Restore Keesler AFB

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Katrina 2005(click to view full) W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Co. in Oxford, MS received a $73.8 million firm-fixed price contract for the design and reconstruction of 9 projects at Keesler Air Force Base including a training aids facility, postal center, fire crash rescue station, munitions inspection facility, library, consolidated open mess, recreation center, student dorm, and a refueler maintenance facility. All were damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and the contract contains 2 options totaling $23.6 million, which may be exercised within 180 calendar days, bringing the total contract amount to $97.4 million. Keesler AFB bills itself as the “electronics training center of excellence” for the USAF, and is the home of Keesler Medical Center, the 2nd largest USAF medical facility. Work will be performed in Biloxi, Miss. and is expected to be complete by February 2010. This contract was competitively procured as a 2-phase design build via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website, with 8 proposals received in Phase I, 5 selected to proceed to Phase II, and 2 proposals received in Phase II. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast in Jacksonville, FL (N69450-08-C-0754).

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