Jacksonville, Fla. - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a firm-fixed-price $13.8 million task order May 30 to Leebcor Services, LLC, a small business based in Williamsburg, Virginia, under a multiple award contract for the construction of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Logistics Support Facility (LSF) at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.
The award provides for the construction of a two-story building with a reinforced concrete foundation, masonry walls and a pitched standing seam metal roof. The building will serve as a logistics support facility for the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron and other organizations which support the Littoral Combat Ship.
The project also includes construction of classrooms, an operations watch work space, a reference library room, storage, administrative office space, video teleconference rooms, and a crew lounge.
LCS ships are scheduled to arrive at Naval Station Mayport in 2016. The LCS Squadron (LCSRON) and all Distance Support (DS) must be in place to provide support to these ships when they arrive. There are currently no excess facilities at Mayport that can be converted for use as the LSF.
The LCS method of minimal manning and crewing requires that the majority of administrative and training activities are accomplished ashore. Distance Support is critical to the success of the LCS manning concepts. The LCSRON and other organizations serve as extensions of the crew for routine administrative functions, operational support, scheduling, logistics, maintenance management and anti-terrorism protection support.
The LCSRON provides ashore administrative and personnel support at levels far beyond other surface ship commands. Without the LSF there will be no facilities to support the off-hull core and mission module crews and no space available for the LCSRON to provide support to the homeported LCS.
The task order contains one unexercised option for the electrical security system, which if exercised would increase the cumulative task order value to more than $16 million.
“In this challenging budget environment, it's encouraging to see small businesses continue to provide NAVFAC, the U.S. Navy, and the taxpayers with the best value for our scarce resources,” said Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast Deputy for Small Business. “Maintaining a competent, viable small business industrial base is essential to ensuring future opportunities for small businesses.”
Each year NAVFAC establishes target goals for Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Women-Owned Small Business categories.
Work for this task order is expected to be completed by November 2015.