Almost $1 billion worth of military projects approved for Guam

All construction projects are suspended starting the close of business Saturday, November 14, 2020, until further directive from the DPHSS. (File photo)

Almost a billion dollars worth of military construction projects has been approved for Guam by the Department of Defense.

A combined $990,000,000 multiple-award, design-build construction contract for projects located primarily for sites in Guam and other areas within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) were awarded by the defense department.

The contractors who were given the project are Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV, based in Harmon, Guam; Caddell-Nan JV, Montgomery based in Alabama; Core Tech-HDCC-Kajima LLC, based in Tamuning, Guam; Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC, based in Concord, California; and Hensel Phelps Construction Co., based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC is being awarded the initial $22,997,004 task order for the design and construction of a low rise combined dining and high-intensity tactical training facility for the aviation combat element at Andersen Air Force Base, Joint Region Marianas, Guam.

The work to be performed provides new construction, renovation and minor construction, and may include but is not limited to: barracks/dormitories; administrative facilities; communication facilities; educational facilities; medical/dental/hospital facilities; dining facilities; industrial facilities; warehouse facilities; ranges; operational/training facilities; roads, streets and bridges; site utilities/infrastructure; dredging, and aviation facilities (including hangars and aprons), and other base development facilities.

Work for this task order is expected to be completed by April 2022. All work on this contract will be performed primarily within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR, which includes Guam (80%); Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (10%); Hawaii (5%); and other areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans (5%).

The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion September 2024. Fiscal 2015 and 2019 military construction (Navy) contract funds for $22,997,004 are obligated on this award, of which $13,615,340 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with eight proposals received.

According to DOD, these five contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.