JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
awarded a $15.5 million contract Sept. 28 to CRP Contracting, a small business out of
Columbus, Ohio, for airfield repairs at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas and
Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Cabaniss, Texas which lies approximately eight miles
west of NAS Corpus Christi.
“These much-needed repairs will enhance our airfield’s capability enabling us to continue
supporting naval air training,” said NAS Corpus Christi Commanding Officer Capt. Phil Brock.
NAS Corpus Christi has been home to Naval pilot training since 1941. Today, Navy, Marine
Corps, Coast Guard and foreign student pilots earn their wings training in the squadrons of
Training Air Wing FOUR, using NAS' Truax Field and other outlying airfields.
The contract calls for major electrical repairs, electrical infrastructure work, grade correction,
pavement mill and overlay, airfield lighting, signage and marking. The contract also contains
one unexercised option, which if exercised will increase the cumulative value of the contract
to more than $17 million. That option would facilitate additional repairs to taxiways, pavement
and lighting at NALF Cabaniss.
Small business (which includes 8(a) firms) play a vital role in the American economy -
employing half of our country's workforce, creating nearly two out of every three new
American jobs, and often being the source of the next great American innovation. The
maximum practicable utilization of small business concerns is a matter of national interest
with both social and economic benefits.
“I am excited we had a small business win this award,” said Mark Brock, NAVFAC Southeast
small business deputy. “I would like to prepare more small businesses to win large awards
through mentor-protégé relationships. I see a larger vision of using mentor protégés to give a
voice to small businesses in the global market; not only to meet the needs of the NAVFAC
enterprise, but to posture small businesses for a the global economy.”
NAVFAC Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract
opportunities to these businesses. Each year NAVFAC establishes target goals for small
business including small disadvantaged businesses, historically underutilized business zone
small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and women-owned
“Last fiscal year (FY16) NAVFAC Southeast awarded more than $500 million in contracts to
small businesses,” said Mark Brock.
Repairs at Corpus Christi are expected to be completed by December 2019.