Even as the U.S. Navy awarded seven U.S. and Guam-based joint-venture teams on May 10 a $4-billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for design-build work on the Pacific island and nearby sites over five years, it also started to compete the first major task order under the contract.

Looming troop transfer will unleash huge Guam building boom.
Photo: U.S. Navy, by Christopher S. Borgren II
Looming troop transfer will unleash huge Guam building boom.

Construction will support relocation of thousands of U.S. Marines to Guam from their current base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The contract is the largest ever by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Honolulu division. Under the “multiple-award construction contract,” teams will recompete for task orders on new construction and upgrades of all facilities and infrastructure. The award is for a base of 12 months, but includes four one-year renewal options.

Selected firms include a Honolulu-based joint venture comprising Caddell Construction Co., Nan Inc., Manson Construction Co. and Samsung Texas Construction Inc.; and the Honolulu venture of Core-Tech, a Guam firm, with AMEC and Seoul-based SK Engineering & Construction Ltd. Also among the awardees is a joint venture of dck Worldwide LLC, Pittsburgh, and ECC, Burlingame, Calif., and the Honolulu team of Watts Constructors, Obayashi Corp., Healy Tibbits and Webcor Builders.

A Greeley, Colo., joint venture of Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Granite Construction and Traylor Pacific is also among the winners, as is the Kapolei, Hawaii, team of Kiewit Construction and Mortenson Construction Co. Tutor Perini Corp., Sylmar, Calif., is also an awardee. A NAVFAC spokesman says most of the teams have current or past work experience on Guam. NAVFAC also received an eighth proposal that was not selected for award. A spokesman declined to reveal its team members.

NAVFAC already is procuring the first major task order under the contract, an estimated $100-million award for construction of wharves, with proposals due on July 12, say project sources. The spokesman declines to confirm details.