Walbridge construction seeking local subcontractors for NC projects


Walbridge, a large construction general contractor, is seeking local subcontractors and suppliers for future federal construction work in North Carolina.  The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), Coastal Carolina Community College and the North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host a subcontracting networking event for Walbridge at Coastal Carolina Community College (Melton Skills Building, Room 104, 444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546) on February 17, 2012 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

“This event will help specialty contractors and suppliers connect with an established general contractor for military construction work in North Carolina,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC.  “We look forward to working with Walbridge to provide highly qualified NC subcontractors and suppliers – and to help businesses win work and grow jobs in North Carolina.”

Walbridge is currently bidding and actively seeking subcontractors for multiple opportunities at military installations in North Carolina, including: Combat Engineer/Maintenance Operations Facility, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (project P-1253 2D) and Hangar, Apron, Parking Garage & Ordnance Loading Area Addition, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina (project P705/P710).

Each of these opportunities represents significant capital investment.  Project P-1253’s estimated contract budget is $66,750,000, and the estimated contract budget for project P705/710 (not including furniture, fixtures and equipment) is $79,666,700.

“Walbridge has been in business for 96 years and is dedicated to developing lasting and beneficial partnerships with our subcontractors, many of whom are small businesses,” said John Rakolta, Jr., chairman and CEO of Walbridge.  “We’re committed to helping qualified local businesses succeed.”

Walbridge’s goal in this session is to provide information, guidance and technical assistance to assist small businesses to take advantage of the federal government procurement activities.  Walbridge is committed to using small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses and veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.  Walbridge also wants to ensure that the economic benefit of these construction projects remains in the state through the use of North Carolina based contractors and vendors.  Walbridge is seeking subcontractors within ALL divisions of work including specialty and HUB/DBE/VBE/MBE/WBE/SBE contractors.

The subcontracting networking event is free to attend.  However, pre-registration on the NCMBC website is strongly encouraged, since Walbridge will receive an e-book of capability sheets on all businesses that pre-register for the event.  For additional event information or to register, visit http://ncmbc.us/Walbridge.php. Read More.


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