By Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs Office
Jacksonville, Florida (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $9.5 million firm-fixed-price task order Jan. 26, to PentaCon LLC, a Catoosa, Oklahoma small business under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract for construction of Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School Applied Instruction Facility at Construction Battalion Center, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
The new facility will provide enhanced training capabilities for the center. The project includes all pertinent site improvements and site preparations; mechanical and electrical utilities, telecommunications, pile foundation, landscaping, irrigation, drainage, parking, exterior lighting and air conditioning.
Work will be performed in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, and is expected to be completed by October 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 goals building on its success 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 concerns is a matter of national interest with both social and economic benefits.