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By Gerardo Partido

SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, Dec. 31) - DZSP 21, the base operation support contractor for the Navy on Guam, has been awarded a nearly $66.5 million contract by the Pentagon to exercise its continuing option of a previously awarded contract.

The option is the third of nine one-year options on the contract that DZSP won in December 2004.

[PIR Editor’s Note: Day & Zimmermann is a Philadelphia-based military contractor.]

The current total contract amount after exercise of the option is $203,098,127.

If the contract is renewed every year up to 10 years, the consortium stands to gain up to $423 million from the Navy.

Work will be performed at various installations on Guam, with work expected to be completed by December 2008.

According to the Department of Defense, contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was the contracting activity.

DZSP 21 is a consortium of well-known defense contractors, including Day & Zimmermann, Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group Inc., and SKE Support Services Inc. Together, the members of DZSP are working on more than 20 active contracts at many different military and government installations.

Under its contract with the Navy on Guam, DZSP provides general management and administration services; command and staff (public affairs office); public safety; port operations; ordnance; galley; and facilities management.

It is also responsible for sustainment activities, restoration/modernization of facilities; utilities including potable water; base support vehicles and equipment; and environmental services.

The company’s basic contract with the Navy was competitively procured via the Navy e-solicitation Web site.

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