Guam – The island’s contracting community is breathing a sigh of relief following word Wednesday that the $3-billion dollar MACC Mamizu contract that was placed on hold in early May, is back on track.
NAVFAC Pacific Wednesday announced that the new due date for proposals for the Multiple Award Construction Contract is now June 21, three weeks from now.
The original date was May 16th, but at the start May, NAVFAC Pacific announced the date had been postponed “indefinitely.”
Although they later clarified that “indefinitely” meant 60 to 90 days, the postponement sent a shiver through the island’s contracting community that $3-billion in Japanese buildup money might be at risk.
Guam Contractor’s Association President James Martinez told PNC News the announcement of a new submission date is good news for the island’s contracting community.
However the new submission date does not mean that the $3-billion in Japanese funds is in the U.S. Treasury yet. But Martinez says that at least the procurement process is under-way again. And he says that puts to rest at least some of the earlier concerns that the projects involved might be canceled.
Dozens of contractors have been preparing competing proposals for this $3-billion dollar Mamizu MACC award. 7 are slated to make the final cut. They in turn will compete amongst themselves for the $3-billion in projects ranging from a waterfront Headquarters Building on Naval Base Guam to utility and site improvements for the Marine base planned in Finegayan and the Apra Harbor Medical Clinic.
Again, the new submission date for these projects is June 21st.
READ the FULL satement from NAVFAC Pacific below:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific announced today two amendments to the Mamizu Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC). The amendments identify a new due date interested offerors must use to submit their proposals.
Amendments 0018 and 0019 make the following changes to the Mamizu MACC Solicitation:
Extends the proposal due date to June 21 2011.
Reduces the proposal acceptance period from 150 days to 120 days.
Reduces the time, from 365 days to 180 days, to exercise the construction option item for Japan Fiscal Year 10 Project J-017, Utilities and Site Improvements, Phase II.
Revises the Contractor Workforce Housing Logistics and Material Management Requirements.
Revises construction option item specifications for project J-007, Waterfront Headquarters Building.
All contract proposals for this solicitation are now due back to NAVFAC Pacific by June 21, 2011. Originally, proposals for this solicitation were due by May 16. However, due to the narrow time window in which to answer questions received by offerors and changes that would need to be incorporated into the solicitation, NAVFAC Pacific announced on May 9 a suspension of the solicitation until these actions could be executed.
This acquisition is intended to result in the award of three to seven Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contracts for construction (and design requirements) with terms for future task order competitions among the MACC holders, whose proposals represent the best value to the government, price and technical factors considered. The government intends to award one seed project immediately after the MACC holders have been issued their contracts.
The actual amount of work to be ordered and the time of such performance will be determined by a contracting officer who will issue written task orders. The total value of all awarded contracts will not exceed $3 billion. Each contract will have a base period of 12 months and four 12-month option periods.
Both amendments are officially posted on the federal government’s solicitation website known as FedBizOpps (FBO) and on the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) website.