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RQ Construction Gets $26M Deal To Build Special Warfare Facility

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 U.S. Navy awarded Carlsbad-based RQ Construction LLC a $25.7 million task order under a multiple award construction contract for an operations support facility for Special Operations Forces Naval Special Warfare Group One at Naval Base Coronado.

The task order also contains 10 unexercised options and three planned modifications, which if exercised, will increase the cumulative task order value to $34.2 million.

The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a facility to support Special Operations Forces Naval Special Warfare Group One operations. The facility will support a variety of functions including administration, conference and training and operational gear storage. The options, if exercised, provide for a secure annex expansion, facility expansions, site amenities, communications and emergency power, a high density storage system, a photovoltaic system and recycled water plumbing. The planned modifications, if issued, provide for furniture, fixtures, audiovisual and physical security equipment. Work is expected to be completed by January 2023. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego awarded the deal, announced on June 30.

System Dynamics to Fly Reapers

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The U.S. Air Force awarded System Dynamics International of Huntsville, Alabama a $28.7 million, five-year contract to provide air crews for MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. Some work will be performed in Poway (home to aircraft builder General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.) Additional work will be performed at China Lake Naval Air Station, Edwards Air Force Base and Yuma, Arizona. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received. Foreign Military Sales administration funds in the amount of $95,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio made the award, announced on June 24.

RORE Gets Chance at More Hawaii Work

RORE Inc., a small business in San Diego’s University City neighborhood, is among seven building contractors eligible to bid on $90 million of contracts under an expansion of an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple-award construction contract. This contract provides for construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii area of operations. Work will be performed at various Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and miscellaneous federal and other facilities in the command’s territory. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, labor, supervision, tools, materials and equipment that are necessary to perform new construction, repair, alteration and related demolition of existing infrastructure based on design-build or design-bid-build (full plans and specifications) for infrastructure within the state of Hawaii. RORE will now wait for the Navy client to issue task orders. Work is expected to be completed by April 2023. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value for participating companies will be $335 million. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii at Pearl Harbor awarded the deal, announced on July 7.

R.A. Burch Renovation Deal Worth $8.4M

R. A. Burch Construction Co. Inc., a small business based in Ramona, received an $8.4 million task order under a multiple award construction contract for the design and construction to renovate Building F at Naval Air Station North Island. The task order also contains one planned modification, which, if issued will increase cumulative task order value to $9 million. The project also includes interior improvements to create additional office space on the north side of the building, landscape improvements for the southern courtyard and provide exposed ceilings in the building. The planned modification, if issued, provides for furniture, fixtures and equipment. Work is expected to be completed by January 2022. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego awarded the deal, announced on July 2.

Artillery Work Coming to Carlsbad

The Office of Naval Research awarded Arrow Tech Associates Inc. of South Burlington, Vermont, a $12.2 million contract for work on a modular, ultra-extended range quad wing 155mm Deep Strike Cargo Artillery Round (abbreviated Deep SCAR) compatible with the M777 Lightweight Towed 155mm howitzer. According to the award notice, the 155mm Deep SCAR “will inform the art of the possible for artillery projectiles by far exceeding the range capability over existing systems.” Some 5.5% of the contract, worth approximately $670,000, will be performed by an unspecified contractor in Carlsbad. Work is expected to be completed by June 2024. The award was announced June 30. 

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