Training for Contractors Bidding on Hurricane Florence Recovery Construction Opportunities 

December 4, 2019

Carolinas AGC is teaming with the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and Coastal Carolina Community College (CCCC) to offer training for general and specialty contractors and suppliers interested in pursuing either prime or subcontracts for $1.7 billion Hurricane Florence Recovery program at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

The NCMBC will conduct “basic training” for contractors interested in this work, beginning December 18 and every month from January to June in Jacksonville.  This “Hurricane Florence Recovery Opportunities for General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Suppliers and Supporting Businesses” training will cover:

  • Role of key agencies and contractors in the recovery program – who owns, acquires, executes, supervises and pays for the work
  • Scope and timelines for the seven hurricane recovery packages – and opportunities for general contractors, specialty contractors, construction suppliers and supporting businesses
  • Tools to identify, market and qualify your business to support package prime contractors, including administrative and logistical requirements, teaming agreements, insurance and bonding, workforce, base access, certified payroll, sources of supply, dispute resolution and subcontractor payment
  • Federal, State, local and private sector resources to assist prime and subcontractors to compete, execute and logistically support this work

This basic-level training is oriented at existing businesses, active in the civilian market and interested in engaging in federal construction work at these installations.  Other participants may include current federal contractors that are interested in assuming greater roles in federal work through this hurricane recovery program.  The training is free, but pre-registration on the NCMBC website is required.

The NCMBC and CCCC will also co-host intermediate-level, standalone workshops on key processes included in this training.  Additionally, CCCC will conduct a Trades Academy to prepare potential workforce for this work.  Interested businesses should monitor NewsBreak, the NCMBC (www.ncmbc.us) and CCCC websites (www.coastalcarolina.edu) for future training opportunities. 


Navy Announces Proposal Response Date for Hurricane Florence Recovery Construction Packages 3 and 7 
November 27, 2019

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic, on behalf of Marine Corps Installations East, has announced that Phase one proposals are due December 17, 2019 for the following project packages:

  • Package 3:Three projects, including five buildings – one training facility renovation, three new training facilities and one new warehouse – at Camp Lejeune.Package estimate is $275-$325 million (solicitation number N4008519R9253).
  • Package 7:Four projects at MCAS New River including a barracks, academic building, a CH-53K and a C-12 hanger, each with associated facilities.Total estimated budget is $425-$475 million (solicitation number N4008519R9257).

The NCMBC has also learned that NAVFAC will publish Package 5 on or around 19 December, with Phase one responses due 23 January.  Phase 5 includes seven support and applied instruction projects at Camp Lejeune, including nine buildings – two first stations, three headquarters, one mess hall with parking garage and two academic facilities, estimated at $275-$325 million.

NAVFAC will use a “two-phase” selection process for each of the seven packages.  Phase one responses for Packages 1, 2 and 4 were due November 8, and evaluation for selection to Phase two is progressing, with announcement expected in December or January.  Packages 3, 7 and 5 responses are due as noted above, with down-select expected January to February.  NAVFAC has not yet announced Package 6.  Note that all announcements are now posted to beta.SAM.gov, as FBO.gov has closed down. 

The NCMBC will partner with Carolinas AGC to inform members about the status of these solicitations through Newsbreak, direct email and www.ncmbc.us, and to host consolidated “teaming forums” for the three contractors selected to proceed to Phase 2 for each package.  Carolinas AGC and the NCMBC encourage all general and specialty contractors, designers and suppliers to monitor (“follow”) these opportunities on beta.SAM.gov and on the Florence Recovery page of www.ncmbc.us, to engage in teaming events and to actively partner with contractors that the Navy selects to execute this $1.7 billion in work at North Carolina bases. 


Navy to Execute $1.7 Billion Hurricane Florence Recovery Major Construction Plan

November 12, 2019

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic, on behalf of Marine Corps Installations East, has initiated acquisition of $1.7 billion in Hurricane Florence-related new major military construction (MILCON) at Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River and MCAS Cherry Point, NC.  Carolinas AGC and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) encourage businesses to engage in this work as prime and subcontractors, designers and suppliers.

Over 800 facilities at Camp Lejeune, New River and Cherry Point sustained damage during Hurricane Florence, requiring a $1.2 billion repair and a $1.7 billion replacement program.  NAVFAC is acquiring the repair work in FY2019 and first quarter FY2020, which began on October 1, 2019.  NAVFAC has initiated acquisition of the $1.7 billion MILCON work, which includes 31 design build projects in seven contract packages, which NAVFAC will award in FY2020 (which ends September 30, 2020).  NAVFAC will award each package to a single prime contractor.  Packages include:

  • Package 1: Five projects at MCAS Cherry Point, including seven buildings - one headquarters, one security building, one maintenance facility, two fire stations, one academic facility and one range operations facility, estimated at $175-$225 million.
  • Package 2: Seven projects, including 14 headquarters facilities buildings at Camp Lejeune.Total estimate for Package 2 is $175-$225 million.
  • Package 3: Three projects, including five buildings – one renovation and three new training facilities and one new warehouse Camp Lejeune.Package estimate is $275-$325 million
  • Package 4: Two bridge projects at Camp Lejeune, including a movable bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway and a railway trestle over the White Oak River.Package estimate is $125-$175 million.
  • Package 5: Seven support and applied instruction projects at Camp Lejeune, including nine buildings – two first stations, three headquarters, one mess hall with parking garage and two academic facilities, estimated at $275-$325 million.
  • Package 6: Three projects at Camp Lejeune’s Stone Bay area, including two headquarters and one academic facility, estimated at $50-$100 million.
  • Package 7: Four projects at MCAS New River including a barracks, academic building, a CH-53K and a C-12 hanger, each with associated facilities.Total estimated budget is $425-$475 million.

NAVFAC will use a “two-phase” selection process for each package.  Phase one responses for Packages 1, 2 and 4 were due November 8, with announcement of “down-select” to three contractors expected in December or January.  Packages 3 and 7 are in “pre-solicitation,” with packages 5 and 6 expected soon – with responses due in December and “down-select” announcements in January.

The NCMBC will partner with Carolinas AGC to inform members about the status of these solicitations through Newsbreak, direct email and www.ncmbc.us, and to host consolidated “teaming forums” for the three contractors selected to proceed to Phase 2 for each package.  Carolinas AGC and the NCMBC encourage all general and specialty contractors, designers and suppliers to monitor these opportunities, to engage in teaming events and to actively partner with contractors the Navy selects to execute this $1.7 billion in work at North Carolina bases.