By Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs Office
Jacksonville, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $15.3 million contract Sept. 27 to Anthony and Gordon Construction Company, a small business based in Knoxville, Tenn., for construction of the Aircraft Corrosion Control Facility at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas.
"This new facility is required to support the Depot's mission," said Cmdr. Amanda Brooks, NAS Corpus Christi public works officer.
Brooks explained that the request for work defined requirements that include larger booths in the facility to support production schedules and increased flexibility in painting aircraft, due to their increased workloads. The existing smaller booths cannot keep pace with production needs.
The Military Construction Project Data Sheet (DD Form 1391) is used to state requirements and justifications in support of funding requests for military construction projects.
The project provides for the design and construction of a main facility which will include energy monitoring and control systems connection, fire protection, alarm systems and building information systems.
Supporting facilities will include site development, utilities and connections, lighting, paving, parking, walks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, information systems and landscaping.
This project supports NAVFAC Southeast's Small Business Program goals.
"Working to continuously build out Small Business program important," said Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. "Every contract awarded to a small business helps to keep our nation's economy rolling."
Work is expected to be completed by February 2016.
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.