SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a total of $2.32 million in contracts for work at Dugway Proving Grounds, located in Tooele County, Utah. The contracts were $1.89 million Sept. 26 to Raass Brothers Inc. of Provo, Utah, for installation of a new Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center hangar facility; and $435,000 Sept. 28 to Nakaya Construction of Farmington, Utah, for construction of new optimized ventilation systems for building 4156.
Construction of the hangar facility is scheduled to begin in early November 2011. Completion is scheduled for fall 2012.
Construction for the new optimized ventilation system is scheduled to begin Oct. 12. Completion is scheduled for mid-August 2012.
Raass Brothers 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.
Nakaya Construction 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.
Release no. 11-025