JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
awarded a $30 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) architect-engineering
(A/E) contract Sept. 27 to Prosser, Inc., a small business located in Jacksonville, Fla.,
for professional planning and engineering services in the NAVFAC Southeast area of
The work to be performed provides for preparation of professional planning services.
The first task order is being awarded at $258,752 to collect, compile, manage and
analyze the wildlife observation data in support of the Navy’s Bird and Wildlife Aircraft
Strike Hazard (BASH) Phase II Program at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville,
“This project will focus on updating the BASH Geographic Information System (GIS)
layers,” said Joshua Coates, NAVFAC Southeast GIS Project Manager.
The project will also aim to gather any existing wildlife observation data and perform
density analysis on the data to analyze the relationships between the existing BASH
mitigation zones, attractant areas, and where wildlife are actually being observed.
“The science of BASH is extremely complex,” said NAVFAC Southeast Natural
Resources Section Head Robby Smith. “BASH deals with conditions that are often in a
state of flux, seasonal bird and species migrations and movements, weather, habitat
conditions, etc. This study will enhance our understanding of existing and potential
BASH hazards and will increase pilot safety.”
Work for the first task order is expected to be completed by March 2019.
All work on the contract will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps
installations in the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility. The term of the contract
will not exceed five years and is expected to be completed by September 2022.
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 that we had a small business A/E contractor receive this $30 million IDIQ
award,” said Mark Brock, NAVFAC Southeast Small Business deputy. “I would like to
prepare more small businesses for opportunities like this 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 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 small businesses.
“Last fiscal year (FY16) NAVFAC Southeast awarded more than $500 million in
contracts to small businesses,” said Brock.