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Posted 10/5/2011

Release no. 11-029


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Carlos Lazo
916-557-5158
carlos.j.lazo@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a total of $2.47 million in contracts Sept. 30 for work at Beale Air Force Base, near Marysville. The contracts were $1.24 million to Abide International Inc. of Sonoma for construction of perimeter fence; and $1.23 million to Patriot Construction Inc. of Stockton for repairing the airfield’s vault lighting.

Construction of the perimeter fence is scheduled to begin in November 2011 with completion expected summer 2013. Once complete, the fence will increase physical security along the perimeter of Beale AFB.

Construction for the new vault lighting is scheduled to begin November 2011 with a completion expected November 2012. Work includes replacing the power distribution and lighting control equipment in two existing airfield lighting vaults with new above-ground concrete pads and new electrical equipment. The equipment will operate the existing airfield’s runway approach lights, lighting control systems, sequenced flashers and other navigational aids.

Patriot Construction Inc. is a U.S. Small Business Administration HUBZone-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program provides federal contracting preferences to small businesses in high-unemployment or low-income areas.

Abide International Inc. is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.