The U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $240-million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity design-build multiple award construction contract (IDIQ-MACC) to five large businesses in February for construction projects located at Naval Station (NS) Mayport and the NAVAC Southeast area of responsibility (AOR).
Archer Western Federal JV is being awarded the initial task order at $24.7 million for the P427 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Operational Trainer Facility (LTF) located at NS Mayport, Florida. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by January 2021. The remaining four contractors will be awarded $1,000 each to satisfy the guaranteed minimum.
"The LTF provides innovative, immersive, virtual reality training for LCS crews which allow them to be better prepared for the operational scenarios they will encounter at sea," said Commander Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Capt. Shawn Johnston. "It is not surprising that many other ship classes will begin to utilize similar high-fidelity simulators. This increased LCS training capacity will allow the 14 LCS expected to call Mayport home."
LCS crew training is based on a virtual ship-centric concept, accomplished through a combination of classroom instruction, vendor training, shore-based trainers and sophisticated virtual reality training systems. The LTF will provide LCS crews with the necessary training and certifications they require prior to deployment.
The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, general building type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition and repair work) including industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory and community support facilities.
MACC contracts are used to pre-qualify a group of contractors (usually four to seven) with respect to performance, experience, capability and safety and then issue task orders to them for projects that meet the parameters of the MACC. MACCs save the command and the government time and resources.
The five large businesses awarded under this contract include: Archer Western Federal JV, Chicago, Illinois; B.L. Harbert International, Birmingham, Alabama; The Haskell Company, Jacksonville, Florida; The Korte Company, St. Louis, Missouri; and Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, Minnesota. These five contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract.
All work on this contract will be within the NAVFAC Southeast AOR which includes Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of February 2024.