By Earl Bittner, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded six indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity multiple award design-build construction contracts Sept. 13 to six small business entities. The six contracts are valued at $99 million including the base period and four option years.
Komada, LLC, of San Antonio, Texas, was awarded the initial task order for $6.1 million for the construction of a new entry control facility at the proposed commercial vehicle inspection site (CVIS) at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth, Texas.
"The new commercial vehicle entry control facility will be constructed right off U.S. 183," said Chuck Witta, NAS JRB Fort Worth deputy public works officer. "The project is being completed in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, and local municipalities."
The new CVIS will re-route all commercial vehicle screening and access away from main gate vehicle access.
The new facility construction will consist of hardened gatehouse, sentry booth, over-watch position, an overhead canopy for tandem vehicle processing, elevated control lane islands with bull nose protection, and a shelter for vehicle inspector and commercial vehicle occupants.
Witta explained that a Traffic Impact Study commissioned by NAS JRB Fort Worth in 2010 showed that approximately 400 vehicle-hours per day are spent idling at the Main Gate due to the impact of the current commercial vehicle inspection layout. Moving the commercial vehicle inspection site to a location which can allow efficient and dedicated throughput for commercial vehicles is expected to reduce this number for as much as thirty to fifty percent, thereby reducing overall emissions and noise pollution.
"Construction of the CVIS will contribute to an increase in efficiency of POV traffic through the Main Gate, 100 percent compliant commercial vehicle physical security inspections, and reduced idling vehicle-hours at the Main Gate," claimed Witta.
Project Kickoff for this MACC awarded design-build project will occur Oct. 9. The project is expected to be complete by November 2014.
The six contractors for this MACC include Bristol General Contractors, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; Ikhana, LLC, North Charleston, S.C.; Kisaq, LLC, Carlsbad, Calif.; Komada; K-W Construction, Inc., San Marcos, Texas; and LNV, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas, were each awarded an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity multiple award design-build construction contract for construction projects located primarily within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility.
All the work on this MACC contract will be performed primarily within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility including Texas (50 percent), Mississippi (25 percent), and Louisiana. (25 percent). The contract will not extend past 60 months and all task orders are expected to be completed by September 2018.
The type of work for this MACC provides for general building projects. Projects can include but are not limitied to new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and repair work of industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities.
NAVFAC Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract opportunities to small businesses.
"It's is wonderful to be able to say that NAVFAC Southeast contributes 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.