$950M in NAVFAC Contracts Awarded


On the tail end of last month, the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command announced that it had awarded eight different companies spots on a $950 million contract to support large construction projects for the Mid-Atlantic region.

The projects are slated to take place in Hampton Roads, Virginia, over a base period of five years, although the contracts do have four potential one-year option periods.

A total of 16 proposals were received for the collection of task orders.

About the Work

According to the Department of Defense, contractors can offer design-build and design-bid-build services to demolish, repair or modify facilities.

Facilities covered by the multiple-award project, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract include: industrial buildings, administrative offices, communications infrastructure, fire protection systems, hangars, warehouses, training ranges, dormitories, roads and medical clinics.

A list of awarded contractors are as follows:

  • Ameresco (Portsmouth, Virginia);
  • Harkins (Columbia, Maryland);
  • RQ Construction LLC (Carlsbad, California);
  • Sauer Inc. (Jacksonville, Florida);
  • S.B. Ballard Construction Co. (Virginia Beach, Virginia);
  • Walsh (Chicago);
  • Whiting Turner Contracting Co. (Greenbelt, Maryland); and
  • WM Jordan (Newport News, Virginia).

S.B. Ballard Construction Co. has been awarded the initial task order at $51.6 million for the corrosion control and paint facility at Naval Station Norfolk. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 military construction contract funds in the amount of $51.6 million have been obligated for this award, specifically, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

All work for the task order has a target competition of March 2024.

Other design-build and design-bid-build projects will involve, but are not limited to, new construction, demolition, repair, alteration and renovation of buildings, systems and infrastructure and may include civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection and communication systems.

The DoD reports that while lead or asbestos abatement may be required, that work in explosive facilities and/or sites could also be required. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance contract funds in the amount of $35,000 have been made for the seven minimum guarantee task order awards and are not expected to expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion of August 2026.

Future task orders are slated to be funded primarily by operation and maintenance and military construction funding.

Recent Awards

Earlier in the month, the DoD announced that the Navy had awarded a $1.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a multi-mission dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

The project was awarded to Omaha, Nebraska-based company 381 Constructors, who was one of two non-price proposals submitted to the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Mid-Atlantic for the construction project.

According to the DoD, the project will involve the construction of partitioned addition to Dry Dock No. 1 within the superflood basin area consisting of two bays which will be labeled “Dry Dock No. 1 North” and “Dry Dock No. 1 West” upon completion. The existing Dry Dock No. 1 will be renamed “Dry Dock No. 1 East” and will have its pump well connected to the new pump well system. The interior also has plans to be modified.

The new bays are to be constructed of a sufficient size and depth to support the maintenance and overhaul of Virginia-class submarines, Blocks I-IV. New construction is also reported to include concrete floors, walls and center wall separating Dry Dock No. 1 North and Dry Dock No. 1 West, new pump well systems, pump station building, two caissons, portal crane rails, mooring hardware, mechanical and electrical utilities, utility tunnels and all appurtenances required to ensure an operational dry dock.

In addition, the project calls for modifications to the existing basin closure wall, as well as to Berth No. 1 and Berth No. 11. The facility will include basic telephone, computer network, fiber optic, closed-circuit television security system, utility metering and fire alarm systems.

The Navy has provided contract funds in the amount of $70 million from fiscal 2021 military construction funds. It has been reported that these funds are obligated for the project and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The remaining cost of the project will be financed by the Navy over seven increments from fiscal year 2022 through fiscal year 2027 and will reach its ceiling value if the service exercises all options.

Specifically, following the first $70 million increment, the second increment will be funded in fiscal 2022 at $214 million; the third increment will be funded in fiscal 2023 at $390 million; the fourth increment will be funded in fiscal 2024 at $405 million; the fifth increment will be funded in fiscal 2025 at $300 million; The sixth increment will be funded in fiscal 2026 at $200 million; and the seventh increment will be funded in fiscal 2027 at $152,477,644.

The contract also contains seven unexercised options which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $1,739,899,555.

The project is slated for completion by June 2028.


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