GUAM – Construction of South Ramp utilities to support a new global intelligence and reconnaissance hub at Guam’s Andersen Air Force base was awarded to P&S Construction today.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas tapped the Massachusetts-based company for the $9.58 million upgrade to existing water, sanitary sewer and communications systems at South Ramp, where the new Guam Strike program is planned, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Guam Strike, a program to create a hub for “intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, strike, and aerial refueling,” will cost more than $840 million by 2015, in conjunction with a program to relocate the Pacific Air Force’s training centers to Guam from the Korean peninsula, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

The South Ramp utilities work “includes installation of elevated water tank, waterlines, gravity sanitary sewer manhole, upgrade of controls and electrical of two sanitary pump stations, supervisory control and data acquisition system on the new water tank, water booster pumps, sanitary pump stations, and a manhole duct system for communication lines,” the announcement said.

This is P&S’s second task order under the Navy’s $500 million Small Business multiple-award construction contract for the Guam military buildup. In July 2010, the company won a $6.6 million contract under the MACC for the construction of a Navy Exchange Minimart and gas station on Guam’s Naval Base. The South Ramp utilities project is expected to be complete in February 2013 while the minimart and gas station should be done this December.

P&S competes with five other companies for task orders under the Small Business MACC, all of which generally range from $1 million to $15 million.

Incorporated in 2001, P&S Construction is a minority-owned 8 (a) small business that has completed projects for the U.S. Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, GSA, Department of Veteran Affairs, Coast Guard, and Department of Labor. The company’s federal projects typically range in value from $20,000 to almost $9 million. Between 2000 and 2009, P&S completed more than $87 million worth of Defense contracts.


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