By John Parker, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a combined $25 million contract to small business contractors for work at NAS Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base, Sept. 30.
The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award design-bid-build construction contract to small business contractors include FARR Builders LLC, San Antonio, Texas; Belt Built Con-Cor JV, LLC, San Antonio, Texas; Cherokee Nation Construction Services, Tulsa, Okla.; Unified Services of Texas, Southlake, Texas; and Primestar Construction, Dallas, Texas.
FARR Builders LLC is being awarded task order one at $634,434 for the construction of a military working dog facility at Naval Air Station Forth Worth Join Reserve Base, Dallas, Texas. Work for this project is expected to be completed by August 2016.
All work on this contract will be performed primarily within the NAVFAC Southeast Fort Worth, Texas area (90 percent). The remainder will be performed within the NAVFAC SE AOR (10 percent).
The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, general building type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and repair work) including industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities.
The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of September 2020.
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.
"For NAVFAC, small business is always the first option," said NAVFAC Southeast Small Business Deputy Nelson Smith. "NAVFAC Southeast has continuously shown a strong commitment to small businesses in fulfilling our mission requirements."
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.