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GUAM – While contracts to prepare Guam for the transfer of the Marines from Okinawa take most of the attention, routine jobs of painting walls, repairing roofs, fixing air conditioners, patching up runways and replacing wiring will add up to more than $300 million for 2011 and 2012, according to Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
The U.S. Navy targets spending of about $164 million in sustainment, restoration and modernization contracts on Guam this fiscal year with another $140 million slated for next year, according to NAVFAC, Marianas.
About $96 million of the SRM budget, which routinely includes items such as roof repair, painting, runway paving and building maintenance, is targeted for Andersen Air Force Base while the rest goes to Naval Base Guam, according to a NAVFAC, Marianas, presentation to the Society of American Military Engineers.
Sustainment, restoration and modernization projects for fiscal year 2011 on Guam include repairs to the roofing system of Building 150 at the Naval Base Guam and repair of the pavement and markings at North Ramp 2, according to the NAVFAC presentation. Other work includes replacement of 13.8 kilovolt paper insulated lead-sheathed cables and circuits, repair and painting the exterior of seven other buildings and the repair of air conditioning systems.
NAVFAC, which said the 2011 project list was only partial, gave no breakdown of the work to be done in fiscal year 2012 in its presentation.
A separate document, drafted by NAVFAC, Pacific in Hawaii, said that spending this year on SRM contracts was constrained by delays in approving the fiscal year 2011 budget although about $300 million is to be spent in Hawaii, Guam and Japan by the end of September. The 2011 budget was approved in April, six months into the fiscal year.
On June 21, NAVFAC, Marianas awarded a $30 million, three-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to LM2 Construction Co. Inc. of Anaheim, California for 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, among other duties. The award is held up, however, pending resolution of an agency protest filed this week.
A $75 million paving contract was awarded June 23 to Hawaiian Rock Products and will include applying 80,000 square yards of asphalt to on-base roads and parking lots and building 2,000 square yards of new sidewalk while replacing 1,000 square yards of old sidewalk, among other work.
Also on June 23, the Navy awarded a $30 million multiple award construction contract to seven service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses. The first task order under the MACC went to Guam-based SD JV at the contract value of $98,800 for repair of the outdoor deck at Building 295-Top of the Mar, Nimitz Hill on Guam. The so-called SDVOSB MACC winners will compete for about $10 million in task orders a year over a three-year period and work will include multiple small construction projects for Federal and military facilities on Guam and outlying areas in the Pacific, according to NAVFAC.
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