By Mario Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $7.5 million task order Sept. 30 to repair a bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The contract was awarded to Patricia I. Romero Inc., doing business as Pacific West Builders of National City, California.
"BEQ 62433 is one of the older enlisted housing units located in a remote, northern area of Camp Pendleton," said Todd Margrave, NAVFAC Southwest project manager. "It was removed from service when safety, living conditions declined to unacceptable standards. The $7.5 million renovation will resolve critical health and safety concerns as well as restore quality of life and general livability for Camp Pendleton Marines."
Patricia I. Romero Inc., will repair and restore the BEQ to a habitable, quality-of-life residence by analysis and updates to bring the building up to current seismic requirements, removal and disposal of hazardous materials, and replacement of damaged doors, windows and ceilings. Areas affected by repairs shall be in compliance with anti-terrorism force protection, fire suppression, seismic, accessibility, and U.S. Green Building Council's leadership in energy and environmental design requirements.
"Renovation of BEQ 62433 restores critical enlisted housing for Marines stationed in a remote area of Camp Pendleton," said Margrave. "The 18-month project will eliminate safety hazards and replace everything from damaged windows and doors to mold showers and bathroom floors."
Work will be performed in Oceanside, California, and is expected to be completed by spring 2016.
NAVFAC Southwest personnel working on this project include Margrave, Design Manager Frank S. Richardson and Contract Specialist Samson Mai.