By Mario Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest awarded a $21.4 million task order to RQ/Filanc JV I of Carlsbad, California, Sept. 29 to replace waste drain pipes in a building at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
"It is important that those who serve us, and their families, have access to quality health care facilities," said Matt Koontz, NAVFAC Southwest contract specialist for this project. "Those who've served and find themselves as a patient at Naval Medical Center San Diego have earned the right to first class treatment. This project will ensure that the hospital remains in shape to continue to provide improved care more safely and do so in a quality facility."
RQ/Filanc JV I will address deficiencies, requirements, and modifications necessary to provide reliable service, and meet current and future hospital needs. Piping with significant deterioration and corrosion will be replaced. Pipe sections found to be in good or fair condition will be cleaned. Above-ground piping sections that are found to have inadequate pipe slope will be adjusted.
"The existing waste pipes are clogged, corroded, and damaged, making this replacement necessary," said Koontz.
Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by fall 2018. Fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance (Defense Health Program) contract funds in the amount of $21.4 million are obligated to this award. NAVFAC Southwest is the contracting activity.
NAVFAC Southwest team members working on this project include Project Manager Norman Sakara, Design Manager Neil Odish, Contracting Officer Diana Price, and Koontz.