GUAM – Approximately 60 task orders totaling $17.2 million have been awarded under the Guam military buildup’s $100 million multiple award construction contract for 8 (a)-certified small businesses.

Of that total, 43 task orders worth $10.76 million were issued from August through December last year, and 17 totaling $6.43 million have been awarded since January 2011.

The five-year 8 (a) Small Business MACC, awarded last August to six companies, has yet to produce task orders directly supporting the planned transfer of 8,600 U.S. Marines from Okinawa. However, the MACC is producing other military upgrades such as improvements at the Navy Exchange Autoport and Furniture Store parking lot and roof replacement at several Bachelor Enlisted Quarters on Naval Base, Guam.

The top revenue winner under the MACC so far is Tamuning, Guam-based Techni-Con, Inc. with 10 task orders totaling $6.08 million. Techni-Con, established in 2003, had reached revenue of about $2 million a year before it was awarded the MACC position, with most previous contracts also focused on work for the military, according to the company’s president, Maximino Mercado. The company won the MACC’s first-ever task order, an $188,000 contract for the Navy Exchange Autoport and Furniture Store in August 2010.

A ranking by average dollar value of task orders puts Techni-Con in the lead, with each of its task orders averaging $607,896. DF Joint Venture, a partnership between Dae Sung Mandaree Corporation of Wisconsin and Far East Construction Corporation of Florida, is averaging $441,056 for each task order. Coming in third is GSI-ASI, a Hawaii-based joint venture of Alan Shintani and GreenWave Solutions, Inc., with an average task order size of $300,161.

Contracts under the MACC have ranged in value from $1,538 to $2.87 million. Except for two contracts to Techni-Con each exceeding $2 million, all other task orders have been priced at less than $1 million, according to federal procurement data.

Leading the total project count for the 8 (a) MACC is Chugach World Services, a Tumon, Guam-based subsidiary of Native Alaskan company Chugach Alaska Corporation, with 22 task orders in all. The company’s average contract size is $157,300 and total revenue from all task orders is over $3.45 million.

Fargo Pacific of Tamuning has won four task orders worth $798,000, the fewest under the 8 (a) MACC. However, the company has been winning other task orders under the buildup’s $400 million HUBZone MACC, where it is competing with nine other firms.

The sixth contractor on the 8 (a) MACC is Guam Pacific International, LLC, a partnership between Indiana-based Custom Mechanical Systems and Ohio-based TolTest. GPI has won eight task orders totalling over $1.2 million.


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