Guam – Guam MACC builders have been awarded a $45 million dollar contract to build a new hangar for drones at Guam’s Andersen Air Force base.
The contract calls for the design and construction of a high bay maintenance hangar to support forward operations and maintenance functions for the unmanned MQ-4C drone [see below] which is designed to be a “broad area maritime surveillance platform”.
Joint Region Commander Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne is quoted in a release as saying “the addition of maintenance and hangar facilities at Andersen Air Force Base for the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System further demonstrates the investment being made by the Dept. of Defense to increase our capability in the Marianas as we rebalance to the Pacific”.
This particular contract is part of a bid for what’s called a Multiple Awards Construction Contract or MACC. Seven contractors were selected as being eligible for a larger general MACC contract and Guam MACC builders ultimately won this particular task order that falls under that General MACC contract. And Guam Contractors Association [GCA] President James Martinez says that this is just a sign of things to come.
“Guam MACC builders has been known to hire a lot of local people and so this is going to increase the workforce in the construction industry. Once this contract begins to start the actual groundbreaking and construction work I think there’s gonna be a lot of jobs available and it’s supposed to last through I believe through 2016 that’s the scheduled completion date so that’s two years of solid work and opportunities for our local workforce to participate in,” said Martinez.
The GCA president says there are other military construction contracts still out there amounting to about $525 million which should be awarded before the end of the fiscal year.
[MQ-4C Triton is a new broad area maritime surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) unveiled by Northrop Grumman for the US Navy]
The task order also contains two unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative task order value to $46,719,102.
The contract was awarded by NAVFAC Pacific.
READ the release from NAVFAC below:
NAVFAC Pacific Awards $45 Million Hangar Project for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
PEARL HARBOR – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $45.4 million firm-fixed-price task order under a multiple award construction contract March 27 to Guam MACC Builders A JV, a large business of Honolulu, Hawaii, for the design and construction of a high bay maintenance hangar at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), Guam.
The hangar will be used to support forward operations and maintenance functions for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) MQ-4C BAMS platform. The MQ-4C work to be performed includes interior and enclosed maintenance space to accomplish scheduled inspections, airframe repairs, pre-and post-flight operations, as well as technical order compliance and aircraft modifications.
“The addition of maintenance and hangar facilities at Andersen Air Force Base for the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System further demonstrates the investment being made by the Dept. of Defense to increase our capability in the Marianas as we rebalance to the Pacific,” said Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne, Commander, Joint Region Marianas.
The contract also contains two unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative task order value to $46.7 million. Work will be performed on AAFB, Guam and is expected to be completed by April 2016.
This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with six proposals received for this task order.
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