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Naval Base Guam Has New Mini-mart, Gas Station
Story Number: NNS100720-02
Release Date: 7/20/2010 1:29:00 PM

By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas Public Affairs

SANTA RITA, Guam (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded a $6.6 million firm-fixed-price task order July 13 to P&S Construction, Inc. of Lowell, Mass., for the design and construction of a new Navy Exchange mini-mart and gas station on board U.S. Naval Base Guam.

The mini-mart facility will include retail sales, customer service, a receiving and storage area, employee facilities and a separate fast-food franchise.

The gas station is to consist of at least six double-sided fuel dispensing islands under full canopy for three grades of gasoline and diesel. The station will be complete with a tire refill area, auto-vacuum stations and a propane tank refill station for small consumer propane tanks.

"This new gas station and mini-mart will provide a one-stop shop for our Sailors and their families and should simplify their daily errands," said Capt. Rich Wood, commanding officer of Naval Base Guam. "This is a great addition to our growing base, and which should improve the quality of life, and support our ongoing efforts toward making Naval Base Guam the geographic destination of choice for Sailors seeking their next assignment."

This is the third task order issued under the small business multiple award construction contract (SB MACC) awarded March 2010 to six small business firms. The contract has a combined value of $500 million.

"Small businesses are extremely valuable to the military mission," said Capt. Peter Lynch, commanding officer of NAVFAC Marianas. "They provide the support we require for critical construction projects and represent the engines that fuel our economy."

"In addition, the SB MACC allows us to build a strong partnership with the small business community, and we look forward to their contribution of high quality and safe construction projects," said Lynch.

Work on this project is expected to be completed by December 2011.

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