JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
awarded an $8.8 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract August 14 to KJS MP
Joint Venture, LLC, a small business based in Fort Worth, Texas, for base operating
support services at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South, Millington, Tennessee.
“Our public works team is working closely with both the current and new service
contractors,” said Capt. Michael Wathen, commanding officer, NSA Mid-South. “There will
be about a one month transition period. This should mean that the switch is completely
seamless to our tenants with little to no changes or breaks in service.”
The work to be performed includes base operating support services including facility
investment, custodial, pest control, integrated solid waste management, grounds
maintenance and landscaping, pavement clearance, electrical, wastewater, water, base
support vehicles and equipment, and environmental.
Work will be performed in Millington and Memphis, Tennessee, and is expected to be
completed by September 2018. However, the base and seven option years could increase
the contract value to more than $70 million.
A part of Navy Region Southeast and Navy Installations Command, NSA Mid-South serves
as the Navy’s Human Resources Center of Excellence. Headquartered onboard NSA Mid-
South are; Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower
Analysis Center, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center. More than
7,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel are assigned/work on base.
“The selection of KJS MP Joint Venture, LLC for this award was based on their submission
of the best value proposal, price and non-price factors considered,” said NAVFAC
Southeast Contracting Officer Nicole Wilhelm. “They were chosen using the Best Value
Tradeoff source selection process.”
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. NAVFAC
Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract
opportunities to these businesses.
“Our technical leads and acquisition team members in the early planning stages perform
market research to determine the type of small business set asides within different socioeconomic
categories. This requirement was an 8a competitive set aside,” said Mark Brock,
NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. “I am excited to see how our small business
programs are involved in developing and sustaining our industry base. Our sound business
processes along with capabilities based strategies that consider program risks, cost,
schedule and technical requirements help us meet the expectations of supported
commanders while supporting public policy objectives. I call it investing in America.”
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. The
maximum practicable utilization of small business concerns is a matter of national interest
with both social and economic benefits.