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Summer Successes for the Bristol Alliance


A Bristol company was awarded two major contracts with the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Albuquerque and Charleston districts this summer. Both projects will enhance quality of life for military personnel while supporting growth initiatives within the armed forces.

Bristol Design Build Services, LLC (Bristol Design Build), began work on the Marine Corps Reserves (MARFORRES) Headquarters, located in Federal City, New Orleans, Louisiana, in late June of this year. This approximately $14 million Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Contract for the USACE, Charleston District, will completely replace the current Marine Corps Reserves buildings, which are outdated and in disrepair. The new facilities will centrally locate command offices and troop training facilities and will provide an exercise area with locker rooms, a commissary and exchange, a barber shop, and other amenities for use by military personnel and their families.

The MARFORRES complex is part of the new Federal City Development, for which the federal government has signed a lease with the State of Louisiana. At four stories tall and over 400,000-square feet, the complex—scheduled for completion in May 2011—will be the largest “tilt construction” (a cost-effective method of building low structures) project ever undertaken by the U.S. government. Bristol Design Build is providing a number of Government Furnished/Government Installed (GFGI) items/services at the MARFORRES site, including emergency generator equipment, secure cabling, security doors/frames and hardware, perimeter security lighting, communications systems, furniture, guard houses and entry pavilions, and pop-up vehicle barriers.

Additionally, USACE’s Albuquerque District awarded Bristol Design Build an FFP contract of more than $12 million for the design/build of a Thermal High Altitude Defense (THAAD) Battery facility as well as a Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) trucking facility at Fort Bliss, Texas. The THAAD Battery will provide the permanent facilities necessary to support the Grow the Army (GTA) Initiative; the POL is required to support the Grow the Force (GTF) Initiative, and will consist of essential Combat Support, Combat Services, and Combat Services Support units. Both the THAAD and POL projects will aid in a permanent increase in strength for the U.S. Army, and will be designed and built with all required anti-terrorism measures as well as Sustainable Design and Development and Energy Policy Act of 2005 features. Groundbreaking for both projects is scheduled for early 2011, following the design phase, and will be complete in February 2012.

The Bristol Alliance of Companies (Bristol) is a group of Alaska Native-owned engineering, construction and environmental services companies with offices in Anchorage and Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Marys­ville, Washington; Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; and San Antonio, Texas; as well as field offices in Fort Lewis, Washington; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; and Kansas City, Missouri.

Bristol Alliance companies share a reputation for excellence in professional and financial ethics, employee safety, remote-logistics planning, and collaborative client relationships. For additional information, visit us on the Web at www.bristol-companies.com.
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