By Earl Bittner, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs Office
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $9.75 million contract Sept. 30 for concrete paving, asphaltic concrete paving and incidental related work at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany, Georgia, to Melco-EJS Joint Venture 1, LLC, a small business based in Camilla, Georgia.
"This new contract will provide Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany with a more efficient means of contracting for concrete and pavement construction and repair projects," said MCLB Albany Director, Installation & Environment Division, Frederick Broome Jr. "This tool will greatly improve the base's responsiveness to meeting our tenant command's logistical support missions in support of Marines and other warfighters worldwide."
The work to be performed provides for concrete paving, asphaltic concrete paving and incidental related work.
NAVFAC Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract opportunities to small businesses.
"It is NAVFAC Southeast's policy to provide as many opportunities as possible to small businesses," said Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. "Small businesses are the engines of job creation and essential to strengthening our national economy."
Each year NAVFAC establishes target goals for Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Women-Owned Small Business categories. Smith explained that the maximum practicable utilization of small business concerns is a matter of national interest with both social and economic benefits.