US Military Wants Long-Term Infrastructure

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Water tower etc.,Times Beach(click to view full) Most people never see services like wastewater management and water distribution, maintenance of the electric grid, etc. The cost is built into their taxes and utility bills, or into initial subdivision fees. Military bases have to deal with these sorts of issues, just as homeowners and developer do – but on a much larger scale. The preference in the US military seems to be shifting toward very long term (about 50 year) term fixed-price or regulated tariff contracts, often coupled with partial privatization or conveyance of assets, in order to make the contractor 100% responsible for the utility. This Spotlight article covers billions of dollars in contracts that fall under this format, from 2007 to the present. Long-Term Infrastructure Contracts C-130s at Little Rock AFB(click to view full) Sept 30/11: City Light and Power, Inc. in Long Beach, CA receives a 50-year, fixed price with prospective price redetermination contract to assume ownership, operation and maintenance/ repairs/ upgrades for an electric distribution utility system for the US Army, but does not specify exactly which. The contract is worth up to $492.9 million, and work will be performed in Long Beach and Maryland. The contract […]

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