The U.S. Navy has awarded eight indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award construction contracts worth up to $1 billion combined for various construction, renovation, demolition and other projects in the Northwest. Officials plan to award task orders on a firm-fixed-price basis.

The work included in the Sept. 21 award is due to be completed by October 2025, with most expected to take place in Washington state.

The selected contractors include Puyallup, Wash.-based Absher Construction Co.; Jacksonville, Fla.-based The Haskell Co.; Lakewood, Wash.-based Macnak Construction LLC; Pulsbo, Wash.-based Shape Construction; Seabeck, Wash.-based Tompco-Triton JV; McLean, Va.-based Contrack Watts; Clackamas, Ore.-based GlenMar-Hensel Phelps JV and NH1 JV of HIghland, Utah, says the U.S. Dept. of Defense. 

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest received 31 proposals for the work and said it chose contractors using best value source selection based on technical factors, past performance and price. 

According to the RFP documents, primary work under this contract is expected to be at four Naval stations in Washington; Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Naval Station Everett.

NAVFAC also announced it selected Absher for the initial seed project task order to expand facilities at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, located north of Seattle. The Navy plans to build maintenance shops, administration offices, training space and storage at the air station to accommodate more EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and associated personnel, records show. 

A Growler training squadron is based on Whidbey Island. Absher offered the best value for the work, according to NAVFAC. Officials have estimated the project cost between $30 million and $50 million. Officials did not list the price or exact scope of work for its task order. A representative from the contractor did not immediately return calls about the project.

Other design-build and design-bid-build projects included under the IDIQ contracts may include industrial facilities, recreation centers, retail complexes, warehouses, commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and others, according to NAVFAC.