NAVFAC Southwest Battles COVID-19 with $2.6 Million for Disinfecting Services

17 April 2020

From Lee H. Saunders, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs

NAVFAC Southwest awarded a not-to-exceed $2.6 million indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity blanket task order on March 19 to EWA Direction of Honolulu, Hawaii for critical cleaning and disinfecting of confirmed COVID-19 cases at military facilities within the command's area of responsibility.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a not-to-exceed $2.6 million contract March 19 for critical cleaning and disinfecting of areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases at military facilities in the NAVFAC Southwest area of responsibility. 

“Requests for cleaning and disinfecting of confirmed COVID-19 cases have been fast and furious," said Alan Lacuesta, NAVFAC Southwest Facility Support Contracts Product Line director. "We have processed 43 requests since the blanket task order was awarded, an average of nearly two per day. It’s definitely a unified effort between NAVFAC Southwest, EWA Direction and our military installations.”

The indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity blanket task order was awarded to EWA Direction of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Requests for cleaning are typically processed in less than 3 hours and EWA Direction, a certified service disabled veteran owned business, has consistently mobilized in under 24 hours. EWA Direction had an existing biomedical waste disposal contract with NAVFAC Southwest and was selected to provide COVID-19 cleaning services because of its proven ability to safely handle hazardous cleaning situations. 

“Our main objective is to ensure the safety of our military, civilian and contractor personnel and we are proud to support the global battle against this invisible enemy,” said Lacuesta.

NAVFAC Southwest, located in San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. NAVFAC Southwest personnel support our clients with services in planning, design, construction, real estate, environmental and public works support for U. S. Navy shore facilities, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and other federal agencies in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.

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