By Christine Rosalin
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $13.96 million firm-fixed price contract to FTSI-Phelps Joint Venture, a small business firm of Irvine, Calif., for the design and construction of a low-rise composite shop and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) Ground Support Equipment (GSE) holding shed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 16.
"We are very pleased to award this contract to a small business," said NAVFAC Pacific Vice Commander Capt. Pete Lynch. "Small businesses play a key role in our economy and enable our military capabilities by constructing facilities such as this, which will provide critical infrastructure support to the Marine Corps."
The work to be performed provides for the demolition of an existing engine test cell facility and the removal of an existing tension fabric structure that was used for equipment storage. The composite shop building will include areas for epoxy storage and mixing, paint storage and mixing, machining and grinding, cleaning and preparation, and layup and bonding.
In addition, it will also include areas for open storage, preparation room, offices, restrooms and supporting mechanical, electrical and communication spaces. The MALS GSE holding shed will include open equipment storage, restrooms, and supporting electrical and mechanical spaces.
The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $14.37 million. Work is expected to be completed by September 2015. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with seven proposals received.