NAVFAC’s Contingency Engineering Business Line provides contingency contracting, exercise and crisis planning, natural disaster support, remote construction, and technical reach-back support to the U.S. Navy’s expeditionary forces; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); Fleets; and Combatant Commanders. The nature of contingency-based business requires timely contracting. Contingency engineers use multiple-award Global Contingency Construction contracts and Global Contingency Services contracts, as well as many local contracting vehicles. Examples of task orders awarded under these contracts include California wildfi re response; Combatant Command (COCOM) support at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa; infrastructure repairs; and Iraq oil platform repairs.
Contingency engineers also support Navy and Marine Corps installations with the use of Contingency Engineer Response Teams (CERTs). These teams consist of highly motivated engineers, contract specialists and construction support personnel who provide damage assessment, construction and contract management in response to natural disasters and other contingencies.