By Sue Brink, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded an $8.8 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract August 14 to KJS MP Joint Venture, LLC, a small business based in Fort Worth, Texas, for base operating support services at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South, Millington, Tennessee.
"Our public works team is working closely with both the current and new service contractors," said Capt. Michael Wathen, commanding officer, NSA Mid-South. "There will be about a one month transition period. This should mean that the switch is completely seamless to our tenants with little to no changes or breaks in service."
The work to be performed includes base operating support services including facility investment, custodial, pest control, integrated solid waste management, grounds maintenance and landscaping, pavement clearance, electrical, wastewater, water, base support vehicles and equipment, and environmental.
Work will be performed in Millington and Memphis, Tennessee, and is expected to be completed by September 2018. However, the base and seven option years could increase the contract value to more than $70 million.
A part of Navy Region Southeast and Navy Installations Command, NSA Mid-South serves as the Navy's Human Resources Center of Excellence. Headquartered onboard NSA Mid-South are; Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center. More than 7,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel are assigned/work on base.
"The selection of KJS MP Joint Venture, LLC for this award was based on their submission of the best value proposal, price and non-price factors considered," said NAVFAC Southeast Contracting Officer Nicole Wilhelm. "They were chosen using the Best Value Tradeoff source selection process."
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.
"Our technical leads and acquisition team members in the early planning stages perform market research to determine the type of small business set asides within different socio-economic categories. This requirement was an 8a competitive set aside," said Mark Brock, NAVFAC Southeast small business deputy. "I am excited to see how our small business programs are involved in developing and sustaining our industry base. Our sound business processes along with capabilities based strategies that consider program risks, cost, schedule and technical requirements help us meet the expectations of supported commanders while supporting public policy objectives. I call it investing in America."
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.