We recently presented a number of seminars on the topic “How to Succeed in the New World of Federal Construction Contracting” that dealt with the shift from sealed bidding to negotiated procurement in federal construction contracting, as well as the increased use of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC). (See our upcoming seminar schedule and agenda). One of the byproducts of this shift in procurement policy has been a reduction in the number of competitive opportunities resulting from the combination of many smaller projects into very large negotiated contracts. As the examples below demonstrate, the era of $320 million construction contracts and $9 million to $24 million task orders has arrived.
Shaw-Dick Pacific, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $175,983,523 (first increment) firm-fixed-price contract for construction of the Hawaii Regional Security Operations Center at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific. An additional $144,016,477 will be funded upon the passage of FY2008 Military Construction Appropriation Bill making the total amount $320,000,000. The contract contains one option which may be exercised within three months, bringing the total cumulative value of the contract to $320,040,000. Work will be performed at Wahiawa, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by June 2010. This contract was competitively procured with 38 proposals solicited and two offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-07-C-1329).
Rogers-Quinn Construction, Inc., Bonsall, Calif., was awarded $9,820,000 for firm-fixed-price Task Order 0009 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N68711-02-D-8062) for construction of the Reserve Training Center at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a single-story, steel framed structure with spread footing foundation, concrete floor, reinforced masonry walls, standing seam metal roofing system, fire protection system, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, specially constructed weapons storage area (armory), lithium battery storage area, staging areas, classrooms, storage and supply areas, drill hall, administrative spaces, locker and shower rooms, workshops, electrical utilities and mechanical utilities. Work will be performed in Twentynine Palms, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2008. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Harper Construction Co., Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded $24,855,000 for firm-fixed price Task Order 0005 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N68711-02-D-8019) for family housing replacement in the Desert View and Club Street Area at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow. The work to be performed provides for design and construction services for 74 family housing units and a community center, consisting of all necessary site clearing, grading, demolition, improvements, structures, and off-site work as required. Work will be performed in Barstow, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2008. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.