BY HONOLULU DISTRICT PUBLIC AFFAIRS – (FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a successful Fiscal Year 2011 during which 547 contract actions were awarded totaling $544.2 million.

Honolulu District contracts signify the Corps’ commitment to provide high-quality facilities to the armed forces of the United States and to protect and improve the lives of the people of Hawaii and the region.

Significant Corps contracts awarded at the end of FY11 included:

  • W9128A-09-D-0006 Task Order 0004 for Munitions & Explosives of Concern Removal Action and Supporting Functions Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, Area I, Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii was awarded Sept. 9, 2011 to ALE Environet JV, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii for $7,396,875.31.
  • W9128A-11-C-0018 for Route001/009 Leone Village Bridge Replacement, Island Of Tutuila American Samoa was awarded Sept. 29, 2011 to McConnell Dowell (American Samoa) Limited for $3,802,870.72  Two proposals were received.
  • W9128A-09-D-0002 Task Order 0009 Munitions & Explosives of Concern Removal Action and Supporting Functions Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, Area N and Sector 17F, Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii was awarded Sept. 26, 2011 to Environet, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii for $5,213,048.82.
  • W9128A-11-C-0017 FY11 Pkg. A-005 Repair Third Floor, Building 108, Wheeler Army Airfield was awarded Sept. 22, 2011 to DT-DBS Hawaii JV LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii as a sole source 8(a) contract for $3,690,000.
  • W9128A-11-C-0016 FY11 MCA PN 52269, Quad D, Whole Barracks Renewal, Phase 3B, Buildings 450 and 451, Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii was awarded Sept. 20, 2011 to Nan, Inc., Honolulu for $25,313,294 with a total if all options exercised of $41,468,255.00. Five proposals were received.
  • W9128A-11-C-0014 Helemano Military Reservation Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) was awarded Sept. 2, 2011 to Sumo-Nan, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii for $28,024,553.00.  Eight proposals were received.

On Aug. 4, 2011, the District awarded 11 contracts for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build Construction Services within the Honolulu District area of responsibility with a contract capacity of $49 million. Basic ordering period is two years with three optional ordering one year periods for a maximum of five years. All the awardees are Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Businesses. This MATOC demonstrates the District’s commitment to aiding our Service Disabled Veterans as well as providing work that will help the local economy and local workers. Work locations will be determined with each task order. Awardees were:

  • W9128A-11-D-0005  Contractor:  Washington Patriot Construction, LLC, Gig Harbor, Wash.
  • W9128A-11-D-0006 Contractor:  HFW KPRS Hawaii Joint Venture, Rapid City, S.D.
  • W9128A-11-D-0007: Contractor:  347 Construction Group, Roseville, Calif.
  • W9128A-11-D-0008: Contractor:  AHH & HMS Construction, Roseville, Calif.
  • W9128A-11-D-0009: Contractor:  RWT, LLC, West, Provo, Utah
  • W9128A-11-D-0010: Contractor:  Polu Kai Services, LLC, Falls Church, Va.
  • W9128A-11-D-0011: Contractor:  Glen/Mar Construction, Inc., Clackamas, Ore.
  • W9128A-11-D-0012: Contractor:  Blackhawk Ventures, LLC (dba) Blackhawk Constructors, San Antonio, Texas
  • W9128A-11-D-0013: Contractor:  D Square, LLC & Au Authum Ki, A Joint Venture, Chandler, Ariz.
  • W9128A-11-D-0014: Contractor:  Starlight-Shintani-Greenwave JV, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • W9128A-11-D-0015: Contractor:  Hawk Contracting Group, LLC, Montrose, Colo.

In support of its Small Business Program, the Honolulu District awarded $128 million of its total FY11 new contract and task order dollars to small businesses. The basis of the Small Business Program is to ensure that small businesses have the maximum opportunity to win Department of Defense (DoD) contracts, which is basic to the economic well-being and security of the nation. This status cannot be achieved without the ability to set aside procurements for the purpose of encouraging and developing small businesses to grow and prosper. Contracting with these firms strengthens the economy, generates competition, lowers overall costs, creates innovations, provides more jobs than any other sector, and enhances good business practices.

Small businesses play a key role in the Army’s sustaining base in vital areas of military readiness, economic security and advanced technology.

The President is required to annually establish government-wide goals for procurement contracts awarded to small businesses (Section 644(g) of 15 U.S.C.). The Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Office, Office of Secretary of Defense, negotiates Department of Defense goals with the Small Business Administration and then develops and disseminates the annual small business goals for the fiscal year.  The USACE Small Business Headquarters Office then develops goals for all the Divisions, Districts and Centers, based on an advanced acquisition planning process that each entity must engage in to be able to contribute projected targets for these future goals.  Goal utilization assists to assure small business receives a fair proportion of DoD awards.

Additionally during FY11, the Honolulu District awarded contracts totaling $39.4 million, nearly double the normal yearly targeted baseline budget for Hawaii for Formerly Utilized Defense Sites (FUDS), to help accelerate the FUDS cleanup processes in Hawaii and the Pacific territories.

U.S. Army-Hawaii benefitted from many contracts awarded and completed by the Corps of Engineers during FY11.  Major military construction contracts awarded by the Honolulu District included a $35.2 million contract to Absher Construction Company Inc, Puyallup, Wash. for the construction of UEPH Barracks at Schofield Barracks in June; in March, a $127.9 million construction contract was awarded to dck-ECC Pacific, LLC, Honolulu for the design and construction of projects, South Range, Schofield Barracks; a $59 million contract to Nordic PCL Construction, Inc., Honolulu for construction of the Warriors in Transition Barracks and Warriors in Transition Complex at Schofield Barracks, Oahu; and in February a $37.8 million contract was awarded to Walsh RMA Joint Venture, Chicago, Ill., forconstruction of a 57,000 sq. ft. Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility at Schofield Barracks.

In late January, a $945,000 MATOC 8(a) task order contract was awarded to TOP Pacific Builders, LLC, Aiea, Hawaii for the installation of four chairlifts along the eastern side of the American Battle Monuments Commission Honolulu Memorial at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl to facilitate ADA access to the entire monument.

In May, the Corps awarded a $2.4 million contract to Trade West Construction, Inc., Mesquite, Nev., to construct permanent repair of the landslide area resulting from a cyclone overlooking a portion of Route 118 in the vicinity of Samoana High School, Utulei American Samoa. Repairs include stabilization of the slope face by installing an anchored wire mesh system of approximately 43,000 sq. ft.

In late May, Honolulu District awarded a $15.9 million contract to Sumo-Nan, LLC, Honolulu, to provide Tripler Army Medical Center Barracks Building 104 and surrounding area to meet current Army barracks standards. A $7.6 million contract was awarded to Reliable Contracting Group LLC, Louisville, Ky., to alter two fuel storage tanks and the automatic tank gauging system at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

In July, the Corps signed a formal project partnership agreement with State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for the construction of the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project in Kailua, Oahu. The project will help to restore habitat for four endangered waterbirds on Oahu – the endangered koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck), ae‘o (Hawaiian stilt), ‘alae ‘ula (Hawaiian moorhen) and ‘alae ke‘oke‘o (Hawaiian coot). In late September, the Corps awarded a $3.9 million contract to Performance Systems, Inc., Waipahu, Hawaii for the project.

Honolulu District is committed to building and managing the construction of projects that improve the quality of life for service members and their families and that provide jobs and money which stimulate the local economy. 

Submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  

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