U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District Protective Design Center of Expertise Awards Vazquez Commercial Contracting and Forgen a $99MM Cost-Plus Rapid Disaster Infrastructure Repair Contract until 2029
The Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded VCC the company’s first-ever Cost-Plus Contract, an Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) 8-year contract to provide emergency response and time-sensitive construction support services. The emergency response projects may include repairing essential infrastructure facilities, such as: roads, bridges, dams, utility systems (power, water, sewer, telephone, telecommunications) railways, subways, airports, and harbors, which are publicly owned, regulated, or maintained by the U.S. Government. This includes work on buildings, structures, or other real property, when necessary to support a larger infrastructure mission assignment. In addition, under USACE responsibilities to DoD and FEMA, the RDI award may be called upon to provide temporary housing, critical facility repairs, power generation and transmission, debris removal, dewatering activities, and other critical, life-support missions of the USACE. DHS may leverage this contract to prevent and deter terrorist attacks and protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation. Vazquez may support protecting the transportation systems, disruption of threats to installations, protection of critical infrastructure and key assets, positioning of resources to be ready for defense, and activities to ensure health and safety of the United States.
Vazquez and Forgen already work for several Districts of the USACE, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars of routine construction services. However, this is the first instance the USACE looked to Vazquez for emergency construction support with a 48-hour response requirement. Under this award, Vazquez and Forgen must mobilize people and equipment in rapid succession in order to preserve and restore critical life sustainment services to residents and local officials. Vazquez and Forgen are partners in a SBA approved Mentor/Protégé Agreement and formed a Joint Venture for the performance of this contract. The two companies are united by a formal business partnership and organizational leadership styles that create a ‘force multiplier’ and generate peace-of-mind for the USACE program personnel.
“The USACE is a very important partner for our company and this contract award validates our capabilities. The award signifies the trust and confidence the United States holds in Vazquez and our employees to successfully perform the USACE’s most important, non-warfighting, preserving and restoring the nation’s infrastructure after massive disasters. The DoD and DHS can count on this team to deliver exceptional emergency response services when disaster strikes,” said Joe Vazquez the Managing Partner of Vazquez-Forgen JV.