Guam Military Buildup Projects Continue

Story Number: NNS110407-25Release Date: 4/7/2011 4:00:00 PM
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By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas Public Affairs

PITI, Guam (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded three contract task orders, April 7 under previously awarded multiple award construction contracts (MACC) in support of the Guam military buildup effort. Two of the task orders were awarded to small businesses.

A $73 million firm-fixed-price task order was awarded to Tutor Perini Corporation of Sylmar, Calif., under the Guam design-build MACC for construction of an aircraft parking apron at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. Known as the North Ramp parking project, the work provides construction of an MV-22 aircraft concrete parking apron, a hot-mix asphalt apron replacement pavement, aircraft rinse facility, aircraft wash-rack facility, three direct fueling stations and a tow way with retaining wall. Work is expected to be completed by July 2013.

A $9.1 million firm-fixed-price task order was awarded to Guam Pacific International LLC, a local small business of Barrigada, Guam under a small business MACC for construction of water and waste water utility services in the North Ramp area of Andersen Air Force Base. Known as the North Ramp utilities project, the work to be performed provides a potable water distribution system, gravity sewer collection, and sewer force main that extends service to the North Ramp area and connects to the existing gravity sewer system.

The system includes fire hydrants, valves, sewer manholes, air/vacuum valves, waste water metering, lift stations, and standby power generation. Work is expected to be completed by January 2013.

A $5.3 million firm-fixed-price task order was awarded to Overland Corporation, a small business of Ardmore, Okla., under a design-build MACC for construction of a new communications duct bank at Andersen Air Force Base. The work to be performed provides a new communication duct bank with fiber-optic cable and telephone cable to replace the existing communications duct bank. Work is expected to be completed by April 2012.

"These projects at Andersen Air Force Base North Ramp provide necessary support for Marine Corps aviation operations," said Joseph Ludovici, director, Joint Guam Program Office. "The award of these contracts demonstrates our commitment to partnering with small businesses to execute the military build-up and deliver capabilities required by the relocation of Marine Corps forces."

The relocation of Marines from Okinawa enhances the readiness of U.S. joint forces in the Pacific theater and operational capabilities of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. To support this effort, and in accordance with the Programmatic Agreement (PA), the public has an opportunity to provide comments on the identification and evaluation of historic properties that may be affected during Guam military build-up construction.

The Navy has posted its assessment of impacts to historic properties associated with construction of the North Ramp parking and utilities projects on NAVFAC Pacific's Cultural Resources Information (CRI) website at Public comments on the assessment of these projects will be accepted through, May 14.

"Our team has been working diligently to award these projects, which allow us to continue moving forward on the Guam military build-up effort," said Capt. Peter Lynch, NAVFAC Marianas commanding officer. "The PA facilitates a smooth process that protects historic properties on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and allows design work to proceed simultaneously. Construction will not begin until we have completed the processes outlined in the PA."

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An aerial view of U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 19.
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