By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs Office
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $44.53 million firm-fixed price contract to Core-Tech-AMEC JV of Pennsylvania for planned construction services required for design-bid-build utilities infrastructure and site development of North Ramp on Andersen Air Force Base .
This contract will deliver construction services for utilities infrastructure and site development consisting of electrical, water, wastewater, communications, drainage, roads, security fencing, site improvements, and earthwork in support of future North Ramp construction at AAFB in support of Navy and Marine Corps squadrons. The project also includes environmental mitigation and minor demolition.
"Although this will provide immediate use to the Marine Corps for their training requirements of deployed forces, it also lays the groundwork for the Marine Corps Air Combat Element (ACE) that will be stationed on Guam as part of the relocation," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Infrastructure, Strategy, and Analysis (DASN (IS&A)) Joe Ludovici. "It is encouraging to see the progress continue on a steady pace as we move forward with positive progress on the relocation of the Marines from Okinawa. This project is funded by our strong partner, Japan, who continues to show their strong commitment in the strategic realignment of our forces," Ludovici said.
The contract was awarded in support of the Defense Policy Review Initiative (DPRI) in the NAVFAC Pacific area of responsibility. Funding for it, also referred to as Mamizu money, was provided by the Government of Japan (GoJ) as part of an International Agreement between the United States and Japan.
"This award is another fine example of the tremendous partnership we have with the GoJ in realigning forces to Guam," said NAVFAC Pacific Commander Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg. "The effort is a vital part of the Rebalance in Asia, and we are pleased to support measured and deliberate progress in this regard."
Work will be performed in Guam and is expected to be completed by September 2016. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with eight proposals received.