NAVFAC Southeast

NAVFAC Southeast awards $25 million to Small Businesses for Environmental Remediation Actions

02/06/14 12:00 AM

Jacksonville, Fla. - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded six firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contracts valued at $25,000,000 to six small businesses Jan. 23 for remedial actions at sites located primarily within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility.

Sovereign Consulting, Inc., Robbinsville, N.J., was awarded the initial task order for $159,594 for the removal of debris from the solid waste management unit at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. Work for this initial task order is expected to be completed by July 2015.

“The debris removal at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. is required for site access to finish the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) there,” said Tread Kissam, NAVFAC Southeast Environmental Remedial Project Manager. “Additional soil and groundwater sampling will occur once the debris is removed to ensure the site is completely assessed.”

Sixteen proposals were received for this contract and six small business contractors received awards including Kemron Environmental Services, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; Sovereign Consulting, Inc., Robbinsville, N.J.; Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.; North Wind, Inc., Greenville, S.C.; Zapata, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; and PPM Consultants, Spanish Fort, Ala. were each awarded an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity multiple award design-build construction contract for construction projects located primarily within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility.

The work to be performed under the contract includes environmental remedial actions, removal actions, remedial design, expedited and emergency response actions, pilot and treatability studies, remedial action systems operation and maintenance and other related activities associated with returning sites to safe and acceptable levels of contamination. Remedial actions may include capping landfills, pump-and treat remediation, bioremediation, soil vapor extraction, natural attenuation, bioventing, air sparging, thermal treatment, phytoremediation, soil washing, and free product recovery.

All work on this contract will be performed within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility (AOR) including in South Carolina (40 percent), Texas (30 percent), Mississippi (10 percent), Alabam (5 percent), Georgia (5 percent) and La. (5 percent). Work may also be performed in the remainder of the United States (U.S.) and outside continental U.S. (5 percent). The contract will not exceed 36 months and all task orders are expected to be completed by January 2017.

NAVFAC Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract opportunities to small businesses.

“NAVFAC Southeast continues to contribute to and support small business opportunities,” said
Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. “Every contract awarded to a small
business helps our nation’s economy.”

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. Smith explained that
the maximum practicable utilization of small business concerns is a matter of national interest
with both social and economic benefits.

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