Whiting-Turner wins $149.1 million+ Hurricane Florence Cherry Point recovery contract

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Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. of Greenbelt, MD, has been awarded a $149,115,855 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of Hurricane Florence Recovery Package 1 located in Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

The contract also contains 21 planned modifications and six unexercised options, which if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $161,250,305. This project provides replacements for various buildings damaged during Hurricane Florence.

The proposed replacements are divided into five separate projects:

(1) construction of a 23,000 sq. ft. two-story security building and a 15,000 sq. ft., two-story headquarters and headquarters squadron (H&HS) and Marine wing headquarters squadron (MWHS-2) facility. The new security facility will be comprised of the following areas:  a command staff, operations division, accident investigation section, special reaction team, Naval Criminal Investigation Service, provost marshal office supply, traffic court, services/administrative division, weapons storage, emergency dispatch center, motor transport, animal control, training, physical security, detention cells, exercise/fitness room, galley/breakroom, and male and female lockers/shower area and bunk rooms.  The H&HS and MWHS-2 headquarters facility will consist of administration space for both squadron’s personnel and for the safety and standardization department. Site improvements include demolition, paved roads, parking, and fencing.

(2) Construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. vehicle maintenance shop. The new facility will include a vehicle maintenance shop, tool rooms, communication maintenance shop, storage areas, a classroom, exterior elevated vehicle wash rack with associated oil/water separator, enclosed battery storage and administrative offices. Site improvements include roads, parking, utilities, and fencing.

(3) Fire stations replacement involving construction of a 32,000 sq. ft. main fire station with five bays and a 12,000 sq. ft. satellite fire station with two bays. Construction will include a fire hose drying rack, storage room, dayroom, training area, dining room, kitchen, exercise room, medical supply storage area, boat storage, administrative space, dispatch center, workroom, laundry, fire extinguisher maintenance room, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) room, toilets and shower rooms for male and females and individual sleeping quarters with personnel lockers. Built-in equipment includes a compressed air system for vehicle maintenance, firefighter gear lockers, overhead vehicle doors, equipment racks, raised flooring, fire pump, vehicle bay radiant heating, grease trap, overhead hose reels, gear washer/dryer/extractor, cascade system for SCBA room testing, public address system, built-in work benches, vehicle exhaust system and emergency generator. Site improvements include utilities, parking, roadway and intersection improvements.

(4) Range operations center (ROC) replacement involving construction of a 15,000 sq. ft. ROC to support range management activities at Bombing Target 11. This facility will house the range operations and support center, weapons impact scoring system, electronics maintenance shop, public works maintenance shop, general purpose warehouse and appropriate support spaces. Site improvements include utilities and roadway. The site is only accessible by boat.

(5) Station academic facility/auditorium involving construction of a 21,000 sq. ft. general-purpose auditorium to provide an assembly area for instruction, training, and movies. The new facility will include adequate space for instruction/training, entrance and support spaces. Built-in equipment includes a stage, overhead doors, projector, screen, sound system, noise attenuation, seats and retail kitchenette. Site improvements include demolition, utilities and a parking lot.

Work will be performed in Cherry Point, and is expected to be completed by August 2025.  Fiscal 2019 military construction (MILCON), Marine Corps (MC) contract funds in the amount of $132,325,843; and fiscal 2020 MILCON, MC contract funds in the amount of $16,790,012, are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured via the beta.SAM.gov website with 11 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N40085-20-C-0055).

Earlier, NCCN reported that Archer Western Federal JV secured a potential $339.5 million contract as part of the Department of the Navy’s Hurricane Florence Recovery Package Seven to replace facilities at USMC Air Station New River, including classrooms at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, the Department of Defense said on Aug. 31.

The award has a base value of $326.6 million. It includes four extension options and includes a range of construction and refurbishment work for various facilities including classroom buildings, administrative offices, maintenance hangars for CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters and related assets.

The DoD said in the notice that a joint venture between RQ Construction and WM Jordan received a potential $211 million contract to construct and modify facilities under the third Hurricane Florence recovery package at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.


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