By Sue Brink, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $75 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award, design-build construction contract on Oct. 30 to six different small business contractors.
The work to be performed by 2H&V Construction Services of Bonifay, Florida, Birmingham Industrial Construction LLC, of Alabaster, Alabama, ESA South Inc., of Cantonment, Florida, Firewatch Contracting of Florida LLC, of Tampa, Florida, J.A.M. Construction Services, of Merritt Island, Florida, and York-Brawley JV, of Hampton, Virginia provides for, but is not limited to, general building type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and repair work) including industrial, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities.
Firewatch Contracting of Florida LLC is being awarded the first task order of $1.1 million for window replacement and repair, at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
Work will be performed within the NAVFAC Southeast area of responsibility. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by January 2017.
Small business (which includes 8(a) firms) 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 small business goals by providing contract opportunities to these businesses.
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. The maximum practicable utilization of small business companies is a matter of national interest with both social and economic benefits.