By Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $7.1 million firm-fixed-price task order May 14 to Leebcor Services LLC, a small business out of Williamsburg, Virginia, for renovation and repairs to buildings 3701 and 3706 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida.
"This project will be the last of a series of renovations aimed at bringing all Corry Station 'A' School barracks up to CNO bachelor housing standards," said NAS Pensacola Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney.
Building 3701 is an existing three story bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) structure and 3706 is an existing one story laundry facility and mechanical room. The renovations will provide the 2+0 Unit configuration to building 3701 to allow 49 units for a total of 98 berths and will upgrade the laundry facility in Building 3706 to a commercial laundry facility for BEQ housekeeping staff.
The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $7,788,880.
Work is expected to be completed by May 2017.
Small business play a vital role in the American economy - employing half of our country's workforce, creating nearly two out of every three new American jobs, and often being the source of the next great American innovation. NAVFAC Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract opportunities to small businesses.
"This is an example of an exceptional match between the Navy's often unique requirements and the professionalism, craftsmanship and responsiveness that our small business vendors bring to the table," said Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. "Every small business award is a win for the taxpayers, the nation and the Navy."
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.