San Diego Business Journal

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in March. The U.S. Department of Defense releases a digest of contract awards daily at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

RQ Construction of Carlsbad was one of five contractors recently selected to build major facilities for the Department of the Navy on the Atlantic Coast. Work will be concentrated at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, both in North Carolina. Some 22 contractors submitted proposals for the work. The five winning contractors are expected to split as much as $975 million worth of construction projects over as many as five years. As of March 27, the day the contract was announced, it was unclear how much of the work would go to RQ Construction. The five winners received indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity deals, and will now compete for task orders under the deals.

Design-build and design-bid-build construction projects will be steered toward the five winning bidders. They include new construction, demolition, repair, alteration and renovation of buildings, their systems and other infrastructure. Types of facilities include administrative, industrial, maintenance, warehouses, hangars, communications, personnel support, recreation, lodging, dormitory, medical, training, ranges and roads.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia awarded the contracts.

Harper Receives $57.2M in Work

Harper Construction Co. Inc. of San Diego received a $57.2 million task order for renovation and a second story addition to an existing hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Work includes selective demolition, seismic structural upgrades, utility system modifications and upgrades, interior wall reconfiguration, security improvements, sound attenuation and performance testing, and new finishes and energy-efficient insulation upgrades.

The deal also calls for new construction of an aircraft parking apron as well as a multistory parking facility. Work is expected to run through June 2023. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego awarded the project, announced on March 26. There were two bidders.

Valiant Gets $60M for War Games

The San Diego office of Valiant Integrated Services received a $60 million modification to an existing contract to supply mission support services to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. U.S. Army soldiers frequently go to Fort Polk for exercises prior to being deployed to combat zones. Valiant’s work will run through March 2023. The U.S. Army’s 418th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas awarded the contract, announced on March 25.

The services were previously provided by Cubic Corp. Cubic sold that part of its business to Valiant in 2018 for $135 million in cash.

Valiant Supports South Korea Training

Valiant also received a $16.3 million contract modification for work at the Korea Battle Simulation Center in Pyongtaek, South Korea. The contract runs through March 2025. The 411th Contracting Support Brigade of U.S. Forces Korea awarded the contract, announced on March 25.