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By Gerardo R. Partido

HAGATNA, Guam (Marianas Variety, Jan. 4) – Philadelphia-based military contractor DZSP 21, the new base operation support contractor for the Navy on Guam, is being awarded $42.8 million by the Pentagon after modification of its previously awarded "cost-plus-award-fee" contract.

According to the Department of Defense, the money is being released to exercise the first option period for base operations support services for the U.S. Naval Forces Marianas command.

The current total contract amount after exercise of the option will be $60.3 million with the work expected to be completed by Dec. 2006.

DZSP 21’s basic contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website with seven proposals received and award made on Dec. 20, 2004.

The potential total contract amount is $407,221,937 if renewed yearly for up to 10 years.

The work to be performed provides for base services, including general management and administration services; command and staff (public affairs office); public safety (safety and contingency); port operations; ordnance; galley; facilities management; base sustainment, restoration/modernization; facilities services; utilities (potable water, wastewater, electrical, and steam); base support vehicles and equipment; and environmental work.

DZSP 21 is a consortium of three well-known government service companies: Day & Zimmerman, SKE Support Services, and Parsons Corp.

January 4, 2006

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