GUAM – A $30 million painting contract awarded by the Navy last week to LM2 Construction Co. Inc. of Anaheim, California is being protested.

A Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas email obtained by today confirmed the hold up, stating that there is “an agency protest filed in response to the award of this contract.” GBN is awaiting official comment from NAVFAC on the nature of the protest.

The award for “painting construction services at government shore-based facilities in Guam” was announced by the Department of Defense on June 21. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, number N40192-11-D-2900, is for one base period plus two optional one-year periods, with each estimated at $10 million, according to solicitation documents from NAVFAC.

While 50 companies indicated their interest at the federal government’s procurement web site, the Defense Department said only eight proposals were received. The procurement was a set aside for qualified service disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Firms from a number of states including Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Illinois and Ohio and 14 Guam-based companies including Fargo Pacific Inc., MEIGS Enterprises Inc., DDT Konstract International LLC and S.K. Construction Inc. were among the interested parties.

Latex painting of 12 million square feet of surfaces, installation of 30,000 feet of stainless steel gutters and trimming of 8,000 feet of shrubbery are among duties outlined in the contract for Guam military facilities, according to solicitation documents.

“The work to be performed provides for surface preparation on previously painted and unpainted buildings, application of new paint, taping and spackling work, replacement of caulking and puttying, repair of flashings/sheet-metal, repair of concrete cracks and spalls, cutting/trimming of trees and shrubs (obstructing performance of work), painting of pavement markings, and incidental related work,” the Defense Department announcement said. “Work will be performed in Guam, and is expected to be completed by June 2014.”

LM2 Construction’s experience in the Federal sector includes a number of projects for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at various California installations and a teaming arrangement with Nebraska-based Leo A Daily Architects on a $49.5 million Corps of Engineers design-build multiple award task order contract.


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