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HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Marianas Business Journal, May 11, 2010) – Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific announced that it has awarded the much-anticipated US$4 billion maximum capacity, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, design-build multiple award construction contract May 11 to seven companies for construction projects at sites in Guam and other areas in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific area of responsibility.

The seven companies are: CNMS, A Joint Venture of Honolulu; Core Tech-AMEC-SKEC LLC of Honolului; dck-ecc pacific guam llc of Clairton, Pa.; Guam MACC Builders JV of Honolulu; Hensel Phelps-Granite-Traylor Pacific JV of Greeley, Colo.; Kiewit-Mortenson Joint Venture of Kapolei, Hawaii; and Tutor Perini Corp. of Sylmar, Calif., according to a NavFac Pacific release.

Guam-based companies involved in the MACC include Black Construction Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tutor Perini; DCK Pacific; Core Tech International; Watts Constructors, which is part of Guam MACC Builders Joint Venture along with Obayashi Corp., Webcor Builders, Healy Tibbits; and Nippo. Hensel Phelps and ECC have Guam offices.

The contract is the largest contract ever awarded by NavFac Pacific.

"We now have in place a large contract vehicle that we can use immediately for construction projects on Guam and elsewhere unrelated to the relocation," said Capt. Paul Fuligni, NavFac Pacific Vice Commander. More importantly, this contract will be available to award construction task orders for the military relocation after the Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision is signed."

The contract is for a base period of 12 months and includes four one-year option periods. All work under the contract will be initiated by task orders that are competed among the seven companies.

Projects will require incorporation of sustainable features such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building standards. Work will include new construction, renovation, and additions or upgrades to a variety of facility types, including but not limited to, barracks, dormitories, administrative facilities, communication facilities, educational facilities, medical facilities, dining facilities, recreational facilities, retail facilities, industrial facilities, warehouse facilities, ranges, operational training facilities, roads, streets, bridges, site utilities, infrastructure, waterfront-marine facilities, piers, wharves, dredging, aviation facilities, including hangars, runways and aprons, and other base development facilities.

"I know exactly what this means to our company," Denny Watts, president of Watts Constructors told the Journal. "I greatly appreciate what it will mean to the island." Jobs, real estate investment and other economic activity will result from the anticipated announcement. "Starting tomorrow … all of that will start."

"We are especially pleased that we will be enhancing existing partnerships with several Guam-based businesses participating in this contract award," said Capt. Peter S. Lynch, NavFac Marianas Commanding Officer. "There are many construction projects planned for Guam, and this critical acquisition tool is exactly what we need to allow us the agility to respond to emergent requirements by leveraging the expertise and talent of private sector professionals."

Under the contract, a US$23.41 million task order was awarded to dck-ecc Pacific Guam LLC for a seed project that includes the design and construction of a new two-story consolidated training, submarine learning center, and headquarters facility for Commander Submarine Squadron 15. The seed project is not associated with the Guam Marine relocation, and all work for this task order is expected to be completed by Nov. 2011.

The submarine learning center will include a learning facility for academic and applied training, instructor’s offices, classrooms, communications room, elevator, storage areas, emergency generator, trainer, and maintenance rooms.

The submarine squadron 15 headquarters facility will include administrative spaces, video-teleconference room, emergency control center, material storage, and an intrusion detection system.

The one-story, concrete-masonry framed torpedo exercise support facility will include a target preparation area, helicopter launcher checkout and prep area, exercise torpedo flushing operations room, telecommunications room, meeting area, electrical and mechanical support rooms, restrooms with shower and change areas, support office spaces, and technical libraries.

The term of the MACC contract is not to exceed 60 months. The contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with eight proposals received.

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