By Earl Bittner, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs
Jacksonville, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $6.9 million task order Sept. 5 to Environmental Management Resources Inc., a small business based in Lawrence, Kan., to renovate the Lakeside Unaccompanied Housing in Pascagoula, Miss.
"The Navy uses the barracks to house active duty Navy crew members during pre-commissioning ship construction at the Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula," said Naval Construction Batallion Center Gulfport Public Works Officer Cmdr. Brian Nottingham, who will oversee the project in Pascagoula.
The work to be performed provides for the design-build renovations of Lakeside Unaccompanied Housing Building A. The project will repair and replace aged, damaged and deteriorated facility components. The repairs and replacements include heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, roofing, site drainage and other items.
Work is expected to be completed by November 2014.
This is another in a long list of contract awards NAVFAC Southeast has provided to the small business community. NAVFAC Southeast continues to build on its success by providing contract opportunities to small businesses.
"It's exciting that NAVFAC Southeast continues to play a role in contributing to small business opportunities," said Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. "Every contract awarded to a small business helps to keep our nation's economy rolling."
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.