The U.S. Navy has selected seven U.S. and Guam-based joint venture teams for an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract worth $4 billion for design-build work mostly on Guam over the next five years.

Construction will support relocation of thousands of U.S. Marines to the Pacific island from their current base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The award is the largest ever by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Honolulu-based division.

Under the “multiple award construction contract,” the teams will compete with each other for task orders for new construction, renovation and upgrade work for Guam facilities. They range from barracks and medical facilities to infrastructure, firing ranges and industrial facilities.

The firms that were selected include a Honolulu-based joint venture comprised of Caddell Construction Co., Nan Inc., Manson Construction Co. and Samsung Texas Construction Inc.; and the Honolulu-based venture of Core-Tech, a Guam firm, along with AMEC Earth & Environmental and Seoul-based SK Engineering & Construction Ltd.

Also among the awardees is dck-ecc pacific guam llc, a joint venture of dck Worldwide LLC, Clairmont, Pa., and ECC, a Burlingame, Calif.-based design-build and remediation firm; and Guam MACC Builders JV, a Honolulu-based team consisting of Watts Constructors, Obayashi Corp. Healy Tibbits and Webcor Builders. A NAVFAC spokesman says Watts has previously worked on Guam.

A Greeley, Colo.-based joint venture of Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Granite Construction and Traylor Pacific is also among the winners, as is the Kapolei, Hawaii-based team of Kiewit Construction and Mortenson Construction Co. Tutor Perini Corp., Sylmar, Calif., is also an awardee. The spokesman says Hensel Phelps is already working on Guam and that Tutor Perini is there as well, through a subsidiary, Black Construction.

NAVFAC also received an eighth proposal, but it was not selected for award. A spokesman declined to reveal the identity of the unselected team members.

The contract will be used immediately for work on Guam and other areas of the Pacific, but will ramp up after a final environmental impact statement for the project is approved, says Paul Fuligni, NAV FAC Pacific Vice Commander. That date is set for late summer, but a draft version of that document has been been criticized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Resolution of its concerns, and others raised, could require White House intervention and may alter the schedule.

The award is for a base period of 12 months, but includes four one-year renewal options.

Under the contract, dck-ecc pacific guam received a $23.4-million task order for a “seed project” that includes training and administrative facilities unrelated to the troop relocation, says NAVFAC.