Buildup program management support contract option exercised
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Pacific Program-Design Management Services Joint Venture which is comprised of Parsons and AECOM Government Services Inc. has been awarded a $6 million task order under the previously awarded cost-plus-award fee firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise option one for program management support services for various projects covered by the Defense Policy Review Initiative and other projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific area of responsibility.
The Guam program management support contract was awarded in October 2008 and is a $100 million contract that is funded incrementally as task orders are negotiated according to Parsons officials. The Defense Policy Review Initiative refers to the realignment of U.S. military forces in Japan including the relocation of 8 000 Marines from Okinawa to Guam. Under the contract the joint venture is to provide program and design management support services in support of the Marine relocation.
 The total contract amount that has been funded after exercise of this option is $20.88 million. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. NavFac Pacific based in Hawaii is the contracting activity.
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One contract one solicitation issued for Frank Cable conversion
WASHINGTON – The Military Sealift Command awarded a $614 000 contract Sept. 28 to Guam Industrial Services Inc. which does business as Guam Shipyard for the procurement of long-lead time material for the modification of the USS Frank Cable scheduled for 2010. The MSC will be assuming operation of the Cable a submarine tender based in Guam with Submarine Squadron 15 in February 2010 according to a Department of Defense release. Shortly thereafter the Cable will undergo an extensive modification for MSC operation. The modification will be performed by Guam Shipyard at Naval Base Guam. The contract for the modification has yet to be awarded
The contract will be issued sole-source to Guam Shipyard under a Justification & Approval for work and material relating to ship availabilities according to the Department of Defense award notification. The long-lead time material contract is being awarded so that the Guam Shipyard can acquire parts many of which may need to be manufactured and other materials in order to perform the modification in a timely manner according to Mathews Pothen president and chief executive officer of Guam Industrial Services.
On Sept. 25 the Navy issued another solicitation related to the Cable conversion. The MSC will need a number of "fully furnished corporate apartments" – the first four from early October until July 15 2010. It will need an additional 61 units beginning in January and then another number not in the solicitation for "less than 90 days" beginning June 1 2010. The response date for the solicitation is Oct. 15 and "partial offers and split awards may be considered."
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DoD landscaping contracts awarded
WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense announced Sept. 29 that M80 Systems Inc. of Barrigada has been awarded two Navy landscaping contracts. A $417 000 contract was awarded for the 44-unit housing area at Naval Hospital Guam. And a $445 000 landscaping contract was awarded for the 48 units in the Harbor View housing area on Naval Base Guam.
Both contracts were 100% small business set aside for a Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business which M80 is. M80 which is primarily a seller of office furniture has teamed with Landscape Management Systems Inc. to perform the contracts.
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Navy to issue MACC contracts for buildup construction
WASHINGTON – The Navy has issued a presolicitation notice for a minimum of three Multiple Award Construction Contracts with an estimated combined maximum value of $4 billion over five years. The projects to be awarded under the MACC contracts are under the purview of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific "the Department of Defense’s Executive Agent for construction on Guam and … the designated design and construction agent for the Realignment Roadmap associated with the rebasing of approximately 8 000 Marines and their dependents from Okinawa to Guam " according to the notice.   
Task orders under the MACC contracts will include construction renovation and upgrades to a "variety of facility types including but not limited to barracks/dormitories administrative facilities communication facilities educational facilities medical/dental/hospital facilities dining facilities recreational facilities retail facilities industrial facilities warehouse facilities ranges operational/training facilities roads streets bridges site utilities/infrastructure waterfront/marine facilities piers/wharves dredging and aviation facilities (including hangars runways and aprons) and other base development facilities " according to the notice.
 According to the presolicitation notice the work to be performed will be within North American Industry Classification System code 237310 – highway street and bridge construction –  and NAICS subsections 237 – heavy and civil engineering construction – and 236 –  construction of buildings. The contracts will be awarded for a base period of one year with four 12-month option periods.

A seed project to be awarded with the MACC contracts is a combination of two fiscal 2010 Military Construction projects: a consolidated Submarine Learning Center and Submarine Squadron Fifteen headquarters budgeted at $45.31 million and a Torpedo Exercise Support Building budgeted at $15.63 million.
A pre-proposal conference is to be held Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Top o’ the Mar on Nimitz Hill. The notice was posted Sept. 24 and the response date is Nov. 19.
According to Journal sources more than 40 companies will attend.
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