By Earl Bittner, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded an $11.5 million task order Sept. 16 to Environmental Management Resources Inc., a small business based in Lawrence, Kan., to renovate and repair the Corry "A" School Bachelor Quarters 3707 and 3708 at Corry Station, Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.
"This project will help alleviate student barracks overcrowding as we send a growing number of sailors through training at Corry Station," said NAS Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney, who will oversee the project in Pensacola.
The work to be performed includes interior demolition, minor structural repairs, sheet rock replacement on walls and ceilings, interior electrical repairs, interior plumbing replacement, installation of fire suppression system and detection systems, floor covering replacement, interior and exterior door replacement, roof replacement, stairwell repairs, heating, ventilation and air conditioning system replacement, and miscellaneous interior and site repairs.
"It's exciting to be part of a team that considers small business the first option to meet the NAVFAC Southeast mission," said Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. "In addition to providing the best return on the dollar for our taxpayers, every contract awarded to a small business also helps to keep our nation's economic recovery."
Smith explained that this is one of many 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.
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.
Work for this task order is expected to be completed by March 2015.