Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded Salmons Dredging Corporation (small business) of Charleston, South Carolina, an IDIQ of $ 12 million for the crane rental and operator on September 16 at Joint Base (JB) Charleston, South Carolina.

“This contract provides a means for the government to accelerate procurement and should maximize the use of commercial and industrial practices for the next five years,” said Kendra McMahon, NAVFAC Southeast contract specialist.

Services offered include the use of at least one Spud barge crane with three crane operators, two tugs, a small push boat, an open barge, a mobile crane with a telescopic boom, and a federally certified surveyor with supporting survey equipment.

The first contract is for barge cranes and for the rental and operation of mobile cranes to support construction work at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

Small businesses play an important role in the American economy – they employ half the workforce in our country, create nearly two in three new American jobs, and are often the source of the next great American innovation. NAVFAC Southeast strives to meet its goals and build on its successes by providing these companies with contract opportunities.

“NAVFAC Southeast invests in small businesses to support our national defense,” said John Bazylewicz, NAVFAC Southeast deputy assistant director for Small Business. “Small businesses fuel the American dream that grows the local and federal economies that ultimately power the warfighter.”

Bazylewicz stated that small businesses provide construction engineering, professional and assisted services that support the Navy’s mission as well as the men and women in uniform. Through strict guidelines and sound business processes, NAVFAC can develop skills-based strategies that take into account program risk, cost, schedule and technical requirements, and help meet the expectations of the commanders it supports while supporting public policy goals.

Every year NAVFAC sets target goals for the categories Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZONE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Women-Owned Small Business. Making the most of these small business concerns is a matter of national concern that has both social and economic benefits.

Recording date: 09.30.2020
Release Date: 09.30.2020 13:58
Story ID: 379890
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