Photo courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps.
Blue tarps cover roofs at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune following Hurricane Florence. A local joint venture is going to North Carolina to be part of the rebuilding effort.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps. Blue tarps cover roofs at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune following Hurricane Florence. A local joint venture is going to North Carolina to be part of the rebuilding effort.

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

The Department of the Navy awarded the RQ-DPR Joint Venture, based in Carlsbad, a $143.6 million contract for the reconstruction of headquarters buildings at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following Hurricane Florence. The contract also contains 45 unexercised planned modifications and 19 unexercised options, which if exercised will increase the cumulative contract value to $178.3 million. This contract provides replacements for buildings damaged during Hurricane Florence, which struck in September 2018. The construction is divided into eight separate projects encompassing the following areas: Combat Logistics Battalion Headquarters Facilities; 2nd Marine Division Tank Battalion and Company Headquarters and Armory; Regimental Headquarters, 2nd Marine Division; 1/8 Battalion Headquarters; 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Headquarters; 2nd Marine Division Transportation Support Battalion Headquarters; Environmental Management Division; and Marine Corps Advisor Battalion Headquarters. Work is expected to be completed by March 2025. The contract was competitively procured via the beta.SAM.gov website and 13 proposals were received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia awarded the contract, announced on July 24.

Corbara MGS, Dimensions, I.E. Pacific to Build

The Corbara MGS Joint Venture of National City; Dimensions Construction Inc. of San Diego; and I.E. Pacific Inc. of Escondido were among eight companies that will divide as much as $100 million of construction work over five years, under recently issued U.S. Navy contracts. Work under the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple award construction contracts will include new construction, renovation and repair of general construction projects at government installations in California. The contracts were competitively procured as small business set-asides via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website and 36 proposals were received. The eight contractors will now compete for task orders. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest of San Diego awarded the deal, announced on July 23.

NASSCO Gets Cleanup Contract After Fire

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $10 million contract modification for emergency firefighting support, dewatering, safety and initial cleanup efforts on the amphibious ship USS Bonhomme Richard, which caught fire in mid-July at Naval Station San Diego. Work will run through November. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center of San Diego awarded the deal, announced on July 22. NASSCO received a $218.7 million deal to upgrade the Bonhomme Richard in 2018. The new deal modifies that contract.

Oceanetics to Fabricate Barrier

The U.S. Navy awarded Oceanetics Inc., doing business as Truston Technologies, an $11.8 million contract for the detailed design, fabrication and installation of a water-side security barrier system at three commercial shipyards located in San Diego Bay: General Dynamics NASSCO, BAE Systems Inc. and the former Continental Maritime yard. The effort will also include the training of personnel on the maintenance and operation of the system. Twenty percent of the work will be performed in San Diego. Work is expected to be completed by February 2022. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, and three offers were received. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, announced on July 24.

Forward Slope, Others Support Meteorology

The U.S. Navy awarded Forward Slope Inc. of San Diego; ODME Solutions LLC of San Diego; Solute of San Diego; and Syneren Technologies Corp. of Arlington, Virginia an $11.3 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple-award contract to support meteorological and oceanographic capabilities for U.S. forces and foreign military sales systems. Work will be performed in San Diego. The four awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. The two-year contract includes three one-year option periods, which will bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $29.1 million if exercised, and the completion date to June 2025. Five offers were received and four were selected for award. The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific awarded the contract, announced on June 16.

Navy Awards Higher Education Deals

Ashford University, the San Diego Community College District and San Diego State University were among 119 institutions of higher education to receive indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts from the U.S. Navy. Under the deals, the institutions will provide educational services to the entire enlisted workforce and establish the U.S. Naval Community College. The ordering period of the contracts is anticipated to run from August 2020 to July 2025. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Contracting Department, based in Philadelphia, awarded the contracts, announced on July 23.