Marathon Construction Co., a small business based in Lakeside, took a step toward receiving U.S. Navy construction contracts for work in the Pacific Northwest.

The Pentagon announced that Marathon was one of six contractors that will compete for $99 million worth of task orders over five years. The deals will cover waterfront facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Most work will be in the state of Washington, with small percentages in Oregon and Alaska.

Marathon was one of two California companies to receive indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts. Under the deal, Marathon will design projects and undertake new construction, repair, alteration and renovation. The work may involve piers, wharves, bulkheads, seawalls, dry docks, boat ramps, docks and marinas, shore protection, rip rap, breakwaters, wave attenuation structures, mooring dolphins, buoys, pile driving and sheet piles, as well as dredging and disposal.

Ten contractors bid on the work. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest of Silverdale, Wash., awarded the deals.