By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded an $18.6 million firm fixed-price task order under a multiple award construction contract to Watts-Healy Tibbitts for the construction of a dry dock waterfront facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 17.
Watts-Healy Tibbitts is a joint venture business based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
"Pearl Harbor is pivotal to operations in the Asia-Pacific region," said NAVFAC Pacific Commander Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg. "The award to construct a dry dock waterfront facility reinforces the significant requirement for ship repair capabilities to support ongoing and mission-critical work of the Navy in this area of responsibility."
Construction includes a new low rise waterfront facility, concrete slab-on-grade and pile supported foundation. The project includes shop spaces, meeting/conference rooms, break rooms, and administrative, engineering, project management and project team spaces. The work will also include, site preparation, civil work, electrical utilities and mechanical utilities. In addition, communication and information technology work, including duct work distribution system, cabling, and manholes, will be performed.
"This military construction project will deliver vital infrastructure to the Pacific Fleet," Muilenburg said. "NAVFAC Pacific is pleased to contribute to enhanced readiness, and further operational success through this project."
The task order also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase the cumulative contract value to an estimated $20.3 million. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Four proposals were received for this task order.