NAVFAC Southwest

NAWS China Lake Earthquake Recovery

  • CAPT Mark Edelson, NAVFAC Southwest commanding officer said,  I want to return combat capability to China Lake as fast as I can.  That's my job. I hope you want to do a little of it with me, take on another challenge, push yourself a little harder, and do something else for the United States.
  • A panel made up of NAVFAC Southwest personnel answered questions and received comments on reconstruction efforts for Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake from contractors in attendance.
  • NAVFAC Southwest Chief Engineer John Coon provided an overview of the initial assessment of the earthquake damage and shared NAVFAC Southwest's preliminary assessment of potential future construction projects associated with the recovery effort.

SAN DIEGO - Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest held an industry forum, Aug. 1, 2019 in San Diego, to discuss upcoming construction requirements for the earthquake recovery, repair, and reconstruction effort of Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California.

"I want to return combat capability to China Lake as fast as I can," said CAPT Mark Edelson, NAVFAC Southwest commanding officer. "That's my job. I hope you want to do a little of it with me, take on another challenge, push yourself a little harder, and do something else for the United States."
 

Edelson opened the industry forum with an invite to contractors for a business opportunity to rebuild combat capacity of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake He provided a sense of scale of construction needed, and asked for help from contractors to plan how they would approach the problem of labor and cost factors for reconstruction efforts.
 

Edelson and a panel made up of NAVFAC Southwest personnel answered questions and received comments on reconstruction efforts for Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake from contractors in attendance.
 

Edelson and a panel made up of NAVFAC Southwest personnel answered questions and received comments on reconstruction efforts for Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake from contractors in attendance.
 

NAVFAC Southwest Chief Engineer John Coon provided an overview of the initial assessment of the earthquake damage and shared NAVFAC Southwest's preliminary assessment of potential future construction projects associated with the recovery effort.
 

The panel was looking to find out more about factors that contractors have to be able to price in on restoration efforts.
 

"The purpose of this industry day is to provide a brief overview of the upcoming requirements, as well as to obtain valuable feedback from industry," said Renae Kvendru, NAVFAC Southwest chief of contracts. "This industry day will also serve as a part of the Navy's market research to determine any potential 8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled-Veteran Owned and Woman-Owned Small Business sources that may be interested and capable of performing the work."
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The recent California Ridgecrest magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that occurred in July affected China Lake base facilities. The work needed to repair Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake include services to repair, replace, upgrade, and construct new facilities, utilities, and roadways that have been damaged by recent earthquakes. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is a large military installation located in Kern, San Bernardino, and Inyo Counties.
 

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