Army Corps awards $10.69 million for former Fort Ord groundwater treatment plant

Published Sept. 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $10.69 million contract Sept. 18 to Rore Innovative Solutions JV of San Diego to relocate a groundwater treatment plant at the former Fort Ord, near Monterey.

The existing treatment plant is 20 years old, has effectively cleaned the groundwater in its vicinity and will continue to treat groundwater until the new plant is on-line and operational. The new plant will be built near the Fort Ord landfill, the source of groundwater contamination, in order to optimize groundwater cleanup operations. This groundwater contamination and treatment system is located west of the drinking water supply wells and the drinking water supply provided by Marina Coast Water District meets state and federal drinking water standards.

Fort Ord was an active training installation for the U.S. Army from 1917 until closure in 1994.  Environmental restoration and cleanup of the former Fort Ord are being accomplished by the Army’s Base Realignment and Closure Office with support from the Corps of Engineers. The treatment system to be relocated is one of three operational groundwater treatment systems installed in the 1990s to address groundwater contamination. Groundwater cleanup will continue for many more years.

Rore Innovative Solutions JV is a designated 8(a) contractor under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. The federal government sets aside certain contract bid opportunities exclusively for small businesses with appropriate qualifications and technical expertise.

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.


Patrick Bray

Release no. 14-059